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Bowman Gray community helps baby in need of heart transplant –

POSTED 5:26 AM, MAY 15, 2015, BY KIM WYNNE

WINSTON-SALEM–For the past month, Chase and April Alexander have been praying for a miracle.

“It’s just the waiting, you wait every day, and every night until you get that call,” said Chase Alexander. “Every day you’re just wondering if you’ll get a heart.”

Their 1-month-old son Declan was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

“There’s no blood flow on the left side of the heart at all,” Chase Alexander said.

It’s a condition doctors at Duke Hospital say baby Declan will need a full heart transplant to survive. But getting a heart could take up to nine months, along with mounting medical bills.

“Insurance is taking care of some, but it ain’t taking care of all,” Chase said.

When word got out about baby Declan, the racing community pitched in with T-shirts, prayers and fundraisers.

Robert Lunsford has helped organize several fundraisers including a cornhole tournament, and an upcoming auction at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem.

Autographed race car jackets and door panels will be auctioned off along with gift certificates and donations from more than a dozen local businesses. All proceeds will go the family.

It’s the kind of support the Alexanders say has been a silver lining during a dark time.

“Words really can’t express it,” said April Alexander. “It really means a lot.”

The auction will take place this Saturday at 3p.m. at Bowman Gray Stadium.

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