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Leland was born 8/30/09. He was born with his bladder on the outside of his body. The Dr's feel his surgery was sucessfull.



Leland was born at St. Johns Hospital on 8/30/09 at 7:12pm. He weighed 9# 2 oz and is 21.5 inches long. He was born by emergency C-section. Bri was not awake for his birth, and Andy was not allowed in the surgery suite. Soon after his birth he was held for a few moments by his dad, and able to meet his grandparents and aunties. Life Link transported Leland to St. Paul Childrens hospital. He was awake, looking around, and appeared to be comfortable.

Bri has been transported to the ICU at St. Johns hospital due to a condition called HELLP syndrome. This condition causes her blood not to clot like expected, and has also  caused renal issues (urine) for Bri and liver problems as well.

 Bri was flown to Mayo clinic, survived a liver transplant but succomed to her brain herniating from the pressure in her head. Bri passed away on 9/13/09.

Leland was discharged home from the hospital on Sept. 15 2009.

Nov. 15th 2009 a benefit was held at O'gara's garage in St. Paul. Over 3,000 people attended. Money was raised to pay medical bills, and help the Heroux family adjust to their life without Bri. The sun was shining and the day was perfect. Leland attended with his Dad, and was on many news casts that evening. The event was very sucessful.

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Joyce Lewis posted a new journal entry.

Today is Bri's birthday. As we feel her loss in our own way, I invite you to join us in a walk to remember her.  Last year I co-chaired the Preeclampsia walk at Lake ... Read more

Nancy Levra signed Leland's Guestbook.

Still in my thoughts and prayers. I hope Leland always knows how hard his mommy fought for the chance to stay on this earth and to be with him. I know she still watches ... Read more

Shelli Short signed Leland's Guestbook.

Thought about you on your birthday, Leland!! Hope you had lots of yummy cake.  You sure are a handsome little man!!  You and Daddy are in my thoughts and prayers.  Read more

Mark LaFollette signed Leland's Guestbook.

Hi Andy, Sorry that I won't be able to make the walk, but it's great to hear from you.  I'm praying you and Leland today.  Mark LaFollette Read more

Joyce Lewis posted a new journal entry.

Today is Bri's birthday. As we feel her loss in our own way, I invite you to join us in a walk to remember her.  Last year I co-chaired the Preeclampsia walk at Lake ... Read more

Sue Hartnett signed Leland's Guestbook.

Looks like you are doing a great job Andy and family! Leland is absolutely beautiful and getting so big. Where does the time go? As always, you and your family are always ... Read more

Naidene skaggs signed Leland's Guestbook.

HEY ANDY & LELAND!!!! I have to start by telling you Andy that you & Bri made one BEAUTIFUL little boy!! You can look at him & just see he is as happy as can ... Read more

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