NEW ORLEANS (WVUE/Grey Information) – The daughter of a musician in New Orleans was born with a spinal cord injury after the mom was shot whereas pregnant.
Blossom Ruffins, daughter of Kermit Ruffins and Harmonese Nice, was born prematurely and is presently paralyzed from the stomach button down, WVUE reviews. Medical doctors mentioned the 6-month-old Blossom nonetheless has bullet fragments in her kidney from when her mom was shot whereas pregnant and needed to have an emergency C-section.
“We’re simply in a predicament that we by no means thought would occur,” Ruffins mentioned. “We should have been too glad or one thing for one thing like this unhappy to occur to his household. Blossom saved Harmonese’s life as a result of the bullet hit her abdomen and the infant’s spine. Harmonese wouldn’t have made it if the infant wasn’t right here.”
The musician mentioned his child woman is exhibiting indicators of motion in her toes sometimes.
Medical doctors mentioned solely time will inform what the longer term holds for Blossom.
“We’re simply blessed to get up each morning and take the mindset of, ‘Let’s make the choice to be glad,’” Ruffins mentioned.
The household began a GoFundMe account to assist cowl the hospital payments. Donations could be made right here.
“I’d wish to thank all people that helped thus far,” Ruffins mentioned. “Any little factor all the time helps on the subject of cash as a result of my career just isn’t going to let me have the ability to afford what’s coming to us.”
As of Thursday, almost $20,000 have been raised within the $150,000 GoFundMe objective.
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