SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A Santa Ynez Valley family has been helped with a packed fundraiser as they care for their infant who battles pneumonia.
Little baby Haven had to undergo special medical procedures in Los Angeles for three months. While the infant was there, her mother, Aja, and father, Joey, relocated from the Santa Ynez Valley.
Friends rallied Saturday night with a fundraiser at the Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in Santa Barbara called Hearts for Haven. It included a live band and a long list of raffle items that were donated by many businesses in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and the Santa Ynez Valley.
The money raised will help the family cover some costs that have come up with the emergency medical care and the loss of work income.
At the event, supporters learned, Haven may be able to come home this week.