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Pasco Baby Needs Milk Money

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The Zamora family in Pasco calls their newborn, Daxon, a miracle baby. The Zamora family in Pasco calls their newborn, Daxon, a miracle baby.

PASCO, WA - The Zamora family in Pasco calls their newborn, Daxon, a miracle baby. He was born 15 weeks early and spent the first two and a half months of his life in the Kadlec NICU. Now, he's home from the hospital and doing well but feeding him is costing the family thousands of dollars.

Like many premature babies, Daxon isn't able to digest formula very well and his mom can't produce breast milk. After talking with doctors, the Zamora's realized the safest bet was to buy milk from a milk bank. They test it, mix it with other milks and pasteurize it so it's 100% safe for babies like Daxon. The only problem is it costs about $100 a day to feed him this way.
"That's why we've tried to reach out to our friends and our family and our community. For help. To be able to get us through these next couple months before we can hopefully start introducing him to solid food," said Daxon's mom, Shamika.

"WIC turned us down, DSHS turned us down and now insurance turned us down. So, it's been tough," said Daxon's dad, Juan.

Just this week, an anonymous donor sent them $1,000. That's about enough money to feed Daxon for two weeks. 

The Zamora's have set up a fundraising site on gofundme.com. You can find it here to help them out.
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