Local St. Jude’s Baby Needs Your Help with Special Diapers
Two year old Farrah Courville of Ville Platte is being treated at St. Jude's in Memphis for neuroblastoma, a tumor on her kidney. Her parents, Jarred and Katrina Courville have picked up their lives, left jobs and moved to Memphis to be with their baby as she faces surgery, chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, a bone marrow transplant and radiation. They've been told they will be in Memphis for eighteen months.
Farrah's treatments are causing terrible diaper rash issues and her Mom has found that one brand of diaper is better suited for the baby's needs, and that brand is not available through St. Jude's. From Farrah's Mom:
Due to chemotherapy causing several side effects including skin sensitivity, upset stomach, and diaper rash Farrah has to use only one type of diaper which is Pampers Swaddlers. We tried all of the others that St. Jude's does carry and nothing else works. It was so bad we had to get wound care to look and it only got better when we began using this type of diaper with barrier wipes and prescription butt balm and changing her every hour or before if she's wet. They are the most expensive diaper and she needs much more than usual since we change her often and we are providing our own even while inpatient because St. Jude does not carry them.
This is where Acadiana comes in! Townsquare Media of Lafayette is collecting Pampers Swaddlers (Size 5, right now) for little Farrah. You can drop off the diapers at our office at 1749 Bertrand Dr. during office hours and we will have them delivered to Farrah's family at St. Jude's. Farrah's Mom, Katrina, assured us that she will share any diapers that Farrah doesn't need with the other babies at St. Jude's. You can also help by sending coupons for diapers and monetary donations for the family, as well. (Checks can be made to Jarred or Katrina Courville and dropped off here.)
Farrah's first operation will take place in about a month. We will keep you posted on her progress. You can also follow Farrah on her Mom's facebook page.
You can also order the diapers are on Amazon.com and they will be shipped free if you are an Amazon Prime member. Shipping address is : Farrah Courville, 350 N. Third Street, Memphis, TN 38105