Local Officer’s family needs community’s support
Officer Wayne Hurley and Taylor Sanstrom are a young Mountain Home couple who were hit with devastating news about the health and development of their unborn son, Beckham.
During several well-check visits for the development of their baby, they were informed that the growth of their son's heart included a severe defect that would require surgery immediately after birth. Baby Beckham will be born with a condition called Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia and MAPCAs. This means that the baby's heart will have multiple other defects and might require an unknown number of surgeries to repair.
Most recently, the couple was informed that baby Beckham's kidneys were not developing as they should and were filled with scar tissue, preventing them from functioning properly. Surgery to repair baby Beckham's kidneys is incredibly likely, but doctors will be able to decide the best course of action once he is born.
Officer Hurley and Taylor were instructed that the birth of baby Beckham would initially take place at the Seattle Children's Hospital. Taylor would stay at Seattle Children's Hospital for monitoring and recovery while Officer Hurley and baby Beckham were then rushed to Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Due to additional unforeseen circumstances, the couple has now been advised that the birth and surgeries will take place in Palo Alto. Medical professionals have advised Officer Hurley and Taylor that they will need to stay in California for the first two months following baby Beckham's birth.
Officer Hurley, in his profession, goes above and beyond to protect and serve the citizens of Mountain Home, Idaho without any expectation of reward or recognition. We are asking for any assistance to make this heartbreaking time of need a little easier to weather since both Officer Hurley and Taylor will require multiple weeks of time away from work, as well as the unknown expense to cover multiple medical procedures to ensure the health of baby Beckham.
To reach the Go Fund Me Campaign for baby Beckham go to www.gofundme.com/help-give-baby-beckham-a-fighting-chance or you can access the link through the MHPD’s Facebook page.
Even if you cannot financially support the family, please make sure to share this among your friends, families and communities. In the event that you can contribute to this young family, thank you all in advance for your love and support.