Cody Gallagher

Cody Gallagher Fund

Cody Gallagher, 16-year-old son of David and Carla Gallagher was flown urgently to Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, MS and was experiencing congestive heart failure (CHF).  After an open heart surgery, and 2 additional surgeries, Cody received a mechanical valve and then a pacemaker, which he will now have permanently

As you may know, Cody has had already had a couple of open-heart surgeries to replace a valve in his heart and has been fighting this battle for quite a while.  This was his third major procedure.  Cody is now home and on his way to recovery. His situation is still very serious and he has to travel to Biloxi and Jackson every week for doctor’s appointments.  (see Updates below)

We’ve set up this site to ask for your prayers for his continuing recovery and for  donations to help with immediate financial needs.  Please read updates below for the lateset on his  sitation.

Cody’s parents are both facing health issues, as well, which is making things even more difficult to manage.  Again, the family desperately needs your prayers and any other form of support you can provide at this time.

Thanks, in advance!



Updates will be posted here when available.

January 23, 2020

Cody is home and on his way to recovery. His situation is still very serious and he has to travel to Biloxi and Jackson every week for doctor’s appointments. (they are currently living in Denham Springs) Also, Carla Gallagher (Cody’s mother), as you may know is dealing with COPD/EMPHYSEMA and was at Oschner’s yesterday. She’s unable to work with her condition and is on Oxygen 24/7. She is Cody’s sole caregiver, as David is in Covington. David (Cody’s dad) has been diagnosed with Parkinsons’ and is being treated for brain seizures, which they are trying to figure out too. This family really needs our help!

Carla does not currently have a working car and is relying on social services and/or her sister to get Cody to his appointments in Biloxi and in Jackson, which is putting an added strain on the situation.

To make matters worse, Carla and Cody are losing their home and need to find another place to live on February 7, 2020.

On their behalf, this donation site/page has been updated to raise funds to purchase them a vehicle that is reliable to get them to and from appointments. If you would like to contribute, you can do so using the form on this page. 

Finally, David is an amazing fine artist and we will be selling prints of his artwork at (under TrumpetArt) to help raise the money needed to purchase a vehicle.

They need to raise about $3500. Thanks!

December 9, 2019
They decided to move forward with Cody’s open heart surgery today.  His heart was only functioning at 20%.   He made it through the surgery ok. They replaced the valve with a mechanical valve which means he will be on blood thinners indefinitely.   His heart is now functioning at 35% which is still not great and they are hoping to get it up to at least 50%. Otherwise, he will need a pacemaker.  Please continue to pray!

December 7, 2019
Update from Carla — “Last x-ray his lungs are still pretty full of fluid they do them every other day . He will have his 3rd open heart surgery on Tuesday at Blair E Batson children’s Hospiltal in Jackson. He is still very much in CHF ….his heart is only working at 22% prayers for my baby. “


December 6, 2019
Cody is in ICU at Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, MS.  They are working to remove fluid from in and around his lungs.

To send a donation, you can give directly to Carla or send through the form provided below. 

You can also help by purchasing prints of David’s artwork from where all profit will go to directly to the family.

Amount needed: $3500

Payments are being sent through PayPal. You can also send direct to PayPal through the email

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