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Team Madison Olivia

Team Madison Olivia

Thank you for visiting our page. Raising funds for CHD research is critically important and personally very meaningful to US. Please help us fund the most promising CHD research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHDs). Together we will continue making a life-saving difference in loving memory of our precious Madison Olivia who fought strong against her CHDs.

This event is very near and dear to our heart because our only child was born with CHDs at 5 days old she went in for 3 intensive surgeries and wasn't strong enough to make it through her recovery. At 8 short days of life we had to let our baby girl go. She will forever be my heart hero, my heart angel. We walk in her honor.

Heartfelt thanks for your continued love and support!

💞 The Kortright Family


Madison telling daddy about her nurses

1/7/19 <3

Our babygirl, our first, and only child Madison was born 1/2/19 and she gained her wings 1/10/19. My husband and I had been trying for almost 3 years to have a baby. We got to a point where we mutually agreed we would just stay dog parents(we have five, 2 big 3 little ones) and stop trying so hard/at all. We found out we were expecting our rainbow baby on 5/17/18. I was overwhelmed with joy, a baby to call our own that’s all we wanted. I couldn’t wait for my husband to find out. He said from the first time I told him, he knew she was a girl it was his karma for treating all the women before us(myself and our babygirl, Maddie) so badly. She was our miracle from the first day I found out about her. I will never forget the next 9 months to follow...On September 19, 2018, the day after my 27th birthday. I was 23wks1d when I went for my anatomy scan appointment to see the baby’s growth. At this appointment they spent a lot of time studying our daughters heart and at the time I didn’t think anything of it, I was so naive. At the end of my appointment the Sono Tech told me I needed to speak with the doctor. My doctor was not in the office she had someone covering her appointments who was also at another location. When this woman I never meet got me on the phone she told me our babygirl has a congenital heart defect and we would need to see a specialist right away. That I needed to decide if I wanted to do two things before seeing the pediatric cardiologist: 1. Keep this baby, I was coming up on 24 weeks and in NYS it’s legal to terminate a fetus up to 24weeks for medical conditions. 2. Do an amniocentesis test, which that far along in a pregnancy could cause severe damage to our baby. We didnt second guess it, we agreed that her heart condition would not change our minds about wanting her. We didn’t doubt our love for her EVER. That Friday after the anatomy scan we found out at the cardiologist appointment that our madison had, TGA(transposition of the great arteries with right double ventricle outlet). This began the long road of meeting specialists, monthly appointments, switching primary doctors, preparing for a delivery 2 hours from home and preparation for surgery on our madison a few days following birth. Fast forward a few months, I ended up going to the hospital to be checked out for some swelling(more than normal) was admitted to the hospital to be induced on December 31, 2018 for mild preeclampsia. @3:31pm on 1/2/19 I gave birth to a beautiful little girl. I was in love. All I kept thinking is “man I’m so happy that heartburn for 9months paid off!” She had such beautiful dark eyes and dark hair, just like I did when I was born. Then they took her immediately to the NICU. Tuesday 1/8/19 we walked our madison to the OR to have her open heart surgery that morning. That was the last time our babygirl and us looked at each other. Our daughter went to surgery at 8am and didn’t come out till 7pm. She was such a fighter, in surgery she did amazing. She was so strong. They machine got a blood clot between the machine and our madison(the tubing) When they took her off the ECMO machine(Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) to find clot her heart wouldn’t work on its own and she went into cardiac arrest. They had to do 6 compressions on her to bring her back. They then put her back on the ECMO machine so her heart and lunch’s could function properly. When they did she had gotten too much oxygen to the brain and her pupils were dilated since leaving surgery(which is find if they react to a light test and our girl didn’t). For 2 days they tried to save her, giving her fluids, blood, medication but nothing they did fixed her. It was always a double edged sword, they’d give her fluids to help with swelling and blood pressure would go up. They’d give medicine for blood pressure and she would start swelling up from the fluid intake. She had to be put on kidney dialysis to help with swelling because her organs were starting to shut down one by one. The doctors were monitoring her brain for activity, because that would be a sign of recovery. They were watching her pupils as well because that would be a sign as well she was recovering. For 2 days I watched the baby I no longer knew lay helpless in a bed 10sizes bigger than her. On that dreadful second day we demanded to speak to the neurologist to get some solid answers, and what he said will ALWAYS play in my mind. “Your daughter hasn’t had any brain activity for two days, when we do our pupil exam on her there is no dilation. It’s very rare she, let alone anyone, could recover from the little to no activity going on. Even if all her organs start to work on their own there is still no brain activity in her. Your daughter would live on life support her whole life how ever long that may be”. Her father and I made the hardest decision that day to let our little girl go. We could no longer watch her suffer. We wanted to remember her for the happy newborn she was not the swollen baby she was becoming. The first time I got to hold my precious angel she was lifeless. I will always remember when I first held her. Every thought that played in my head. Every outfit she had I tried to imagine on her right in that moment. I tried so hard to make memories in my mind fast. I couldn’t believe that my baby had passed. Our Madison went to surgery that morning and never came back the same. On 1/10/19 @11.49am our 8 day old infant took her last breath. I will never be the same. We will never be the same people we were before her. Sunday will be one month since our angel gained her wings. I’m having such a touch time this week I can’t keep it together. Not that I haven’t for the last month, but that day is still so fresh. I close my eyes and see her and everything that played out those 10 days with her. I wish I didn’t think I’d have future days with her. I wish I documented her existence more then I did. The same quote plays over and over in my head: “I will always love you. My only regret is that if I had known that the last time I saw you, would be the last time I saw you, I would have hugged you a little tighter, told you I love you a little louder, and stayed by your side a little longer. My mind knows you are gone, but my heart will never accept it. I miss you so much.”

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This campaign is near and dear to our hearts as our baby girl Madison Olivia was born with CHD's. She will forever be our 8day old angel