Hearts for Binghams 5k Run Fundraiser

When: April 1, 2017 at 10:00am (Runners please check in at 9:00am)

Location: The Home of the Binghams - 14541 Talley-Dobbins Lane, Haines, OR 97833

Entry Fee: $25

Register or Donate Online: http://www.heartsforbinghams.org/5k

Contact: Katie Hubbard, 5K Coordinator - 541.519.3121 | fei12004@byui.edu

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A Little About the Binghams…

Originally from Haines, Oregon the Binghams have been displaced from home and are living at the Ronald McDonald House near the children’s hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.  Jason and Stacy Bingham are the parents of five children: Sierra, Megan, Lindsey, Hunter, and Gage. Three of the five children have been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy.

The disease was first diagnosed in 2006.  Sierra was then a normal active six year old. Then within days, Sierra was life flighted to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford where she received her first life-saving heart transplant after three gut wrenching months in and out of the ICU.  Six years later in 2012, the family was shocked when their 3rd child, Lindsey, came down with the same disease.  She too was life flighted to the same children’s hospital where she waited eight long months in the hospital connected to a heart machine called the Berlin Heart. She later received her new perfect heart on Valentine’s Day 2013. Then in 2015, Sierra’s transplanted heart began to fail. In June she received her 2nd transplant.

Currently, the youngest child, eight-year-old Gage, has been on the heart transplant list for over 14 months.  In November of 2015, Gage began into acute heart failure and was surgically placed on the Heart Ware machine.  He now carries a backpack, which holds the controller and batteries, which run the pump. As of today, Gage is the youngest patient in the hospital to have this device and to have waited this long (436 days and counting).