Baby Brinley Needs Your Help

A Wichita Falls family is asking for your help after hearing news no parent wants to hear. Jennifer and Eric Rodriquez's baby will be born with a serious heart defect.

This is a desperate time for the couple who just found out yesterday that their baby, due to be born at the end of May, will be suffering from a heart defect called tricuspid atresia, but despite this news the couple is holding onto hope.

Jennifer and Eric got the news during a routine doctor checkup.  The doctor told the couple that their unborn baby girl will be born with a heart defect that will leave her little heart undeveloped.  Tricuspid atresia is a type of congenital heart disease in which the tricuspid heart valve is missing or abnormally developed. The defect blocks blood flow to other parts of the body.  Doctors say children born with this defect usually have to be kept in the hospital up to a month after they are born and in worst case, need a heart transplant.  These parents who already have two healthy girls turned to their family and friends for help and encouragement.

Family members have will be have a fundraiser for Baby Brinley Sunday April 10th at Lucy Park under the Pavilion from 3pm- 11pm.  There will be music and plenty of food.  They will also be raffling off gifts.

Donations can also be made at Wells Fargo, just ask for the Baby Brinley Account.  Account # 1738061959

You can also show your support for Baby Brinley on her facebook page,

Natalie Garcia, Newschannel 6