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Tulsa mother desperately trying to save her unborn baby

Clayborn sonogram
Posted at 3:15 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 20:57:19-05

TULSA, Okla. — Jasmine Clayborn did not want to have to move from Tulsa, but a mother's love for her child will take her just about anywhere.

For Clayborn, it's the daughter she hasn't even met yet. She is 23 weeks pregnant, and her baby girl has a condition called Multicystic kidney dysplasia.

Clayborn says the doctors tell her fetal multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) "is a condition that results from the malformation of the kidney during fetal development."

"The kidney consists of irregular cysts of varying sizes that resemble a bunch of grapes. It has no function, and nothing can be done to save this kidney," the post on her GoFundMe reads. "Occasionally the disease affects both kidneys, which is incompatible with life, causing the fetus to be stillborn or to die shortly after birth."

She has found no answers in Oklahoma, saying doctors tell her to carry to 37 weeks and give birth without any intervention.

But, there is some hope. Clayborn says she has found a care team in Chicago that is willing to help, "but I have to move there with in the next month or so she can be monitored and they can take the proper precautions after she is born." the page reads. "Please help me prepare for a birth and not a funeral."

If you would like to help, Clayborn is asking for $2,500 for moving costs to Chicago on her GoFundMe page.

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