Young family struggles to find out why baby turns blue

Published: May. 28, 2017 at 4:43 PM CDT
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A Manitowoc county family welcomed a new baby into the world in October, and ever since, has spent most of their time traveling to different hospitals trying to figure out why their little boy turns blue.

Lynk Kimmel's parents explain why their making their struggle public in hope of support for their baby son. Lynk suffers from an unknown illness which makes him turn blue and sometimes stop breathing.

“They did tests in Green Bay and on Christmas Day they noticed his heart wasn't completely working,” said mom, Brittany, “so he was transferred down to Madison and we spent a week there. We've been back there four or five times and we've been to Milwaukee, and nobody knows."

Lynk has been through a slew of tests, MRI, electrocardiogram, ultrasounds and many blood tests.

“It's just hard I guess not knowing what the problem really is. You don't know if it's something serious, or if it's minor and maybe it's not a problem; we have no idea,” said Lynk’s dad, Chris.

“Four or five hospitals sending us bills, and we're behind,” said Brittany.

The Kimmel family has set up a fundraiser for Saturday, August 5th at the Kellnersville Fire Station where there will be live music, raffles, kid’s activities and food.

They family has set up a fundraiser on Facebook, where they’re keeping in touch with supporters.

"We've actually had a lot of support and we've been updating as we go on what's going on. Cause we got news last week-- his right kidney is getting worse. It's not getting better,” said Brittany.

Doctors believe the main problems are with Lynk's kidneys and heart.