Benefit Planned for Tooke Baby

(Utica, NY – June 2013)  A benefit will be held on Sunday July 21 from noon to 6 p.m. at The Celtic Harp for Devin Charles (Zbytniewski) Tooke born on April 7, 2013 to Chad Tooke and Jennifer Zbytniewski.

Devin was born 6 weeks early with an Omphalocele (Liver and Intestines inside the umbilical chord and outside of the belly), enlarged left ventricle in his heart, under developed lungs and a few other minor defects that will be corrected with surgery. Devin is currently unable to breathe without the use of a ventilator and will require many different surgeries.

Doctors have stated it will be a long road and that Devin will be spending the summer at the hospital. Although he has had a rough start to life he is expected to have a normal life once surgeries can be performed.

All proceeds raised will go directly to benefit Chad, Jennifer and Devin.

For additional information, please contact Shawn Petronella at 315-368-7043 or Michael Sportello at 315-219-1210.

3 comments to Benefit Planned for Tooke Baby

  • Katie Dust

    Jennifer, so sorry to hear about your baby. Our family will do it’s best to be there to support you.

    Katie Dust

  • Heather Lewis

    Jennifer, I’m so sorry to read that Devin is off to such a rough start. My prayers are with you. Unfortunately I live in Ohio so will be unable to attend the benefit. Is there some other way to contribute?

  • Eva Platt Stockhauser

    Jennifer and family, I am sending prayers of healing and comfort your way.

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