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Fundraising website set up for Dyer infant that needs surgery

Fundraising website set up for Dyer infant that needs surgery

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DYER | The family of an infant who needs a medical procedure to save his life has set up a website to help pay for the needed transplant.

Seth Petreikis was born in July and doctors discovered he has complete DiGeorge syndrome, a rare and fatal condition that means his body can't fight infections or viruses.

To survive, Petreikis needs a thymus transplant, which will cost between $350,000 and $500,000. Petreikis' Medicaid health coverage refused to cover the procedure because the state called the surgery experimental.

To donate to Petreikis' surgery fund, visit www.sethbenjamin.org or mail a donation to any Citizens Financial Bank branch labeled as for the benefit fund of Seth B. Petreikis, account No. 2847677.

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DYER | At less than 6 months old, already time is not on Seth Petreikis' side. After his open heart surgery at 2 1/2 weeks old went well, his parents soon were devastated to learn he was diagnosed with Complete DiGeorge syndrome, a rare and fatal condition that means his body can't fight infections or viruses.

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DYER | Seth Petreikis will receive the thymus transplant that may save his life. His mother, Becky Petreikis, said she received a call shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday from MDwise, Seth's Medicaid provider. Becky Petreikis said MDWise will partner with Hoosier Alliance to cover the surgery.

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