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Fundraiser set for infant with heart defect


December 6, 2017

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Sonni Ochoa holds her son Jaspen in Seattle.

Havre Daily News staff

Friends of a woman whose baby had to undergo heart surgery within days of his birth - and is likely to require intensive care in the near term and more transplants throughout his life - are holding a fundraiser Thursday to help her with the cost.

Sonni Ochoa's son Jaspen was born Nov. 13 and within a day was flown to Great Falls due to breathing difficulties and then was flown to Seattle Children's Hospital when doctors found he had a congenital heart defect, said Ashlee Keeling, a co-worker and friend of Sonni Ochoa.

Within days of his birth, Jaspen had open-heart...

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