Tye Blanton had recently been transferred back to Mission from Duke University Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Durham, hospital spokesman Ryan Chambers said.
The Sept. 3 surgery had been successful, but the child was still listed in critical condition with serious cardiac and neurological conditions.
Tye was born seven weeks premature May 31, less than two weeks before his father was shot to death during a traffic stop on Interstate 40.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
I am deeply saddened to hear this, and am keeping Michaela Nicole Blanton in my prayers. Thee is no word of funeral arrangements.
Here are some places where benefit accounts have been set up:SECU (State Employees Credit Union)
c/o Michaela Nicole Blanton FBO Brendan Tye Blanton
PO Box 97
Waynesville, NC 28786
Call the SECU at 1-828-452-3570 for more and ask for Allison.
Also, Contributions to the Michaela Nicole Blanton FBO Brendan Tye Blanton fund can be made at any North Carolina State Employees Credit Union branch. Money will go to the wife and baby of Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr.
The local Mountain Federal Credit Union branches are also taking donations to the Trooper David Blanton Memorial Fund as follows:
• Asheville: 219 Haywood St., 252-8234.
• Cherokee: 375 Sequoyah Trail, 497-6211.
• Fletcher: 5010 Hendersonville Road, 684-9999.
• Franklin: 746 East Main St., 524-4464.
• Sylva: 30 Highway 107, 586-0425.
• Waynesville: 721 North Main St., 452-2216.
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