He was born 11 November 2020 at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas with the diagnosis of a complex congenital heart condition called Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, this includes, double outlet right ventricle, severe pulmonary stenosis, unbalanced AV septal defect, severe AV valve regurgitation, heterotaxy syndrome and needed to have open heart surgery. His parents Leremy and Christy (Gallagher) Sturm left their home & jobs in Missoula, Montana to go to Dallas last Fall. There have been ups and downs during Iver’s endeavor, however, Leremy and Christy have shown to be the model for resiliency, nurture, and compassion, no matter what they have faced.
There are fundraising along with awareness efforts currently underway to help this family with the financial obstacles that they will bear. There is a Go Fund Me, a T-Shirt/Sweatshirt sale, and a direct donation (CLICK HERE for more info) set up to accommodate those interested in helping. You can also show your support by sending a note to them at the following address:
Leremy & Christy Sturm
c/o Ronald McDonald House
4707 Bengal St
Dallas, TX 75235-8007
Iver is featured by the following organization to help spread awareness for Congenital Heart Disease:
UPDATE: Iver received his new heart on 8 April 2021 and was discharged from the hospital on 3 May 2021. He is doing well with the tremendous care he has received from the Children's Medical Center staff along with his mom and dad.
Iver and his dad watching some good TV.
Iver dreaming about dancing at a disco.
Iver showing his parents what cool looks like.
What does the fox say?
Somebody's goofing off.
A tired happy family.
A happy baby makes a happy momma.
Whatchu lookin at?
Iver has that "chicks dig scars" look in his eyes.
Iver letting his parents know that it is about the journey, not the destination.
Mom & dad out and about with happy baby.
Mom, dad, and their fighting baby boy.
The morning after receiving his new heart, resting peacefully.
Iver watching his dad's back.
Leremy and his baby boy enjoying their time together.
Iver adoring his mom adoring him.
Iver thinking of how he will change the world next.
Iver cuddling his little WubbNub buddy.
Iver getting some well deserved rest.
Christy and Leremy posing with their little "Heart Warrior".
This is the first time Christy was able to hold Iver due to recovery from labor.