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Benefit will assist with infant's medical bills

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By Linda Ireland

Jaxton Davis Flowers was born March 16 with several abnormalities in his heart.
Just minutes after his birth, he was taken to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville where he underwent numerous tests before undergoing a six-hour open heart surgery on March 19.
His grandmother, Patricia Lewis, said his heart had numerous defects including a double outlet right ventricle, transposition of the great arteries, and a septal hole in the heart.
He underwent a second surgery March 30 to receive a pacemaker.
“He is definitely a fighter,” said Lewis. “He’s already went through more in three weeks than most go through in a lifetime. We thank God for getting him through this thus far and for leading the hands of the surgeons and all medical staff involved in his care.”
Jaxton has several problems to conquer before he can come home, including learning to eat.
“His body is weak and tires easily, just feeding wears him out,” said Lewis.
It will be another two or three weeks, at least, before Jaxton can go home with his dad and mom, Ryan and Amanda Flowers. His sister, Addisyn, is looking forward to his homecoming.
Lewis asks for the community to pray for Jaxton’s recovery and is appreciative of the concern that has been shown.
To help
A fundraiser is being planned Saturday, April 18, to assist the Flowers’ family, with expenses related to Jaxton’s surgery.
The benefit will be held at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church, 1604 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville. An auction and cake walk will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a soup, sandwich and dessert meal at 5 p.m.
Donations are being accepted for the meal and auction.
Local Modern Woodmen of America members are sponsoring the event. Proceeds will be matched by the organization up to $2,500.
Donations are also being accepted at Magnolia Bank, c/o Aetna Union Baptist Church, for Jaxton Flowers.
For more information, call Jaxton’s aunt, Cassie Walls at 270-735-3826, Patricia Arnett Lewis at 270-769-8793, or Jacqueline Cottrell at 270-737-2750. A Facebook page has been set up “Prayers for Jaxton.”