This holiday season Strom Engineering has decided to branch out from its network of partners and families to help two strangers.

In the hustle and bustle of gift-buying and travel-planning, it’s easy to forget some families are staying put this Christmas. Unfortunately, that is the case for one single mother and her child as they prepare for life at the Mayo Clinic in 2019.

The first year of life for this toddler was spent at Children’s Hospital. Heart failure that occurred at birth continues to affect the child and the future of the family. The child has endured a magnitude of surgeries, mostly addressing different conditions such as tricuspid atresia, disposition of arteries, hypoplastic aortic arch, ventricular septal defect (VSD) and many more.

Doctors have told the mother her baby may never walk or talk due to the amount of brain damage that occurred so early in life.

Incredibly, her child has proven the doctors wrong. However, this little fighter still needs a new heart to keep walking, talking and beating the odds.

The battle continues, requiring 24-hour care attached to an oxygen tank. This single mother has made the financially distressing decision to quit her job and spend every waking moment of 2019 with her child at Mayo as they wait on the heart transplant list.  

The immense pressure for a new heart and financial support is mounting. That’s why Strom Engineering has partnered with the Best Christmas Ever (BCE) organization to support this family this Christmas.

We are raising $5,000 to buy gifts for the family. Monetary donations are being accepted now through December 24.

Best Christmas Ever (BCE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that partners with business leaders and communities to lift up families who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own. Hundreds of families struck by tragedy are nominated by friends and acquaintances, then 200 are selected by Captains to receive Surprise Best Christmas Ever gifts.

As a Captain, Strom Engineering is raising money to buy gifts the family needs this Christmas. By partnering with BCE and this family’s nominator, Strom can identify what the family specifically needs this Christmas. For a single mother who is without a job and lacking in financial support elsewhere, the donation money will go directly to her.  

Strom Engineering is excited to deliver this courageous family hope as they wait in uncertainty on the heart transplant list. You can do your part by going to our donation site and helping us deliver the best Christmas ever.