Jason, his wife, and their son Max

You never know when the unexpected is going to happen. When Jason found out his son, Max*, just weeks away from being born, had a heart abnormality due to a birth defect, he and his wife were paralyzed with fear and emotion. “It was impossible to move on and continue our everyday life. One day our biggest problem was setting up the crib, and the next day it felt like we’d been hit by a ton of bricks,” Jason said about that dark moment in time when the doctor gave them the news.

A few weeks later, Jason and his wife gave birth to their beautiful first baby boy and began embracing and loving their new life filled with diapers and onesies. However, this new life had its challenges and with the demand of their family to attend doctors’ appointments and meet with specialists, Jason’s wife was no longer able to work. Hospital and credit card bills were accumulating.

Since Jason has been working in the footwear industry for 7 years as an assistant store manager, he was reminded about Two Ten Footwear Foundation by his co-workers. At first, Jason wasn’t sure what Two Ten would be able to do for him, but he called and spoke to one of our intake specialists. In just weeks, Two Ten was able to offer his family financial assistance to help cover the costs of their mounting medical bills and specialized medical equipment to monitor the baby’s heart activity.

Today, six months later, Max’s prognosis is good! Jason’s family is relieved, back on their feet, and so thankful for Two Ten during a dark and scary time. Their financial burden was lifted and they were able to focus on what really matters: Max’s health.

At some point, the unexpected happens – to everyone. Your gift will help make a big difference. Please give today.

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