Family of Weehawken baby boy seeking public’s help for intestine transplant

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The Weehawken family of a 14-month old baby boy who needs an intestine transplant is seeking the public’s help in paying for the costs.

14-month old Weehawken native Franco Rojas needs an intestine transplant. Photo via GoFundMe.
14-month old Weehawken native Franco Rojas needs an intestine transplant. Photo via GoFundMe.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

According to a lengthy description on Franco’s GoFundMe page, he was born on February 29, 2016 via an emergency c-section and needed four surgeries on his intestines within the first two months of his life.

Shortly thereafter, he was transported to a children’s hospital in Pennsylvania where the infant needed four more surgeries and arrived at Boston Children’s Hospital yesterday for an intestine transplant.

While the GoFundMe page is off to a slow start, raising just $270 towards a $15,000 goal in two weeks, the description explains why the family needs all the help they can get.

“I lost my job because I have been in the Hospital next to my Baby ever since I gave birth. Once baby gets tranfer [sic] expenses are gonna get worst [sic]  I would have to rent a place there n [sic] also pay my apt rent,” the description reads.

” … I love my baby, my kids and I’m financially and mentally in trouble. I’m praying to the Lord for a healing miracle. He has gastritis, anemia, and liver damage. He is strong, and he is my warrior. Baby Franco has been fed with a specials medication connected through a tube on one of his main veins connected to the heart,” later offering thanks for anyone who can help.