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“We need a special bed:” Fundraiser held for 2-year-old boy with health problems since birth

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MILWAUKEE -- Bowling for a good cause: People came to "Lucky Lanes" near 50th and Howard to help raise money for two-year-old Jaxson Klingbeil.

Klingbeil has had health problems since he was born.

Currently, he sleeps in a regular crib, but his mom said he now needs something safer.

"He wears a ventilator at night. He is continuously tube fed through the night -- so we need a special bed the little ninja can't climb out of," Shannon Klingbeil, Jaxon's mother said.

Fundraiser for Jaxson Klingbeil

Fundraiser for Jaxson Klingbeil

The bed that would be suitable for Jaxson is just under $17,000, and insurance won't pay for it.

So far, $2,700 has been raised.

If you'd like to donate, a Go Fund Me account has been set up in Jaxson's honor.


  • Amanda

    As a mom of a little special angel, people don’t understand how much special needs stuff costed and how little the insurance company with pay, and it not us suffering it out special Angels. We as parents try so hard to make our kids life’s as “normal” as possible even know we hate that word!

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