Kynlee Rayne Picklesimer was born May 25, 2019, to J.E. "Eric" Picklesimer a member of Local 208. Kynlee was born with a congenital heart disease — Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome, which means her right ventricle is totally collapsed and her pulmonary artery is capped off. She underwent surgery at three days old where a stint was placed in the right ventricle to allow blood flow to her lungs. On August 22, 2019, she had another surgery to open the stint. She is listed 1A for a heart transplant, which means she is on the top of the list to receive a donor heart when it becomes available. She has been in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville since birth and will remain there until after the transplant.
Eric is currently off work on FMLA, as he and his wife rotate shifts at the hospital and home with their other child, Kyndal.
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