Nolan Jack Campbell

2023 ~ 2024

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Nolan Jack Campbell, born September 12, 2023, shared his light and love with all who knew him in his almost 9 months of life before passing peacefully on June 11, 2024. He is survived by his mother, Meredith Campbell, father, Joshua Campbell, older sister, Mia Joy Campbell, and
older brother Aiden Campbell. He also left behind an army of loving family, supportive friends, and kind caregivers.

Our little champ faced countless obstacles as he battled Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He spent the first 6 weeks of life at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. He had his first open heart surgery, the Norwood-Sano procedure, at 3 days old. From the beginning, Nolan showed everyone his strength and quiet courage.

Through his next few months of life, he had a couple of hospital stays for respiratory support when fighting an illness, and then for a heart catheterization procedure to put a stent in his heart’s Sano shunt. His family was so grateful that he was able to be home through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

On January 7th, 2024, Nolan was taken to the Utah Valley Hospital Emergency Room for respiratory distress. He tested positive for RSV, and because of his increased need for respiratory support, along with his precarious health given his heart condition, he was transferred via ambulance to Primary Children’s Hospital. Thus began a rollercoaster like no other for Nolan. He overcame RSV and was cleared for his next open-heart surgery, the Glenn procedure. He had a code blue after his Pre-Glenn heart catheterization, and was intubated until his heart surgery. Recovery was a slow process for Nolan, but he let everyone know that he was the one in charge.

Nolan faced many complications during his recovery, including pleural effusions, chylothorax, and a medium-large stroke. In addition, he had 3 more heart catheterization procedures, 1 abdominal surgery, and many interventional radiology procedures and scans. Nolan, being the
champ that he was, faced it all with unmatched strength and the biggest smiles and giggles. Just as Nolan conquered one mountain, another seemed to be just ahead, as he struggled against pulmonary hypertension. He was approved and listed for heart transplant on May 8th, 2024. While his family held onto hope, Nolan continued to have health challenges, including bacterial pneumonia and necrotizing enterocolitis. It became clear on June 11, 2024, that Nolan wasn’t going to live for much longer. Extensive interventions were only taxing his body even more and were not proving effective. They made the impossible decision with all the love in the world to withdraw his life support. He passed away peacefully in his parent’s arms at 7:50pm that evening.

To know Nolan was to love him. His caregivers at the hospital became his second family, as he spent 7 of his 9 months inpatient. His brilliant light has changed the world for good. May we love more fully, live more bravely, and try to keep smiling, just like Nolan.

Nolan’s funeral service will be held Monday, June 17th at 6:00pm at 1785 E 400 S Springville, UT, 84663. Interment will be at Springville City Cemetery on June 18th, 2024.

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Your sweet little spirit will be missed. You were super special to your family and friends

- Brenda Newbold

My heartfelt condolences go to you and your family. Im sure Nolan was blessed with an abundance of love in his short time of life. I’ve loved following your posts on social media. You are such wonderful parents with such beautiful children! I’m sure one day Nolan will be ready to welcome you all back with him! ❤️

- Carol Stark

So so sorry for your loss
May God comfort you through this time

- Priscilla Howerton

Our deepest condolences and our hearts are prayers are with you all.

Rocco, Tami, Morgan and Kasey

- The Meraglia Family

Our deepest, deepest condolences to you all. Though we never could meet Nolan, his presence in our hearts was always strong. May God heal your pain and give you peace knowing He is with Nolan and all our angels. We will never forget this warrior. We love you all.

- Catherine Martinez and Family

We are so very sorry for your loss. What great parents and examples you are for having patiently endured so many health trials with your sweet boy. May you find peace in knowing that you will meet his amazing spirit again.

- Tracy Young

It is so heartbreaking for my earthly self to see this beautiful boy and know you have lost him... But so inspiring to my spiritual self. He just went back home... and you, Meredith, will be able to raise him, help him grow up in the millennium. You are so amazing! You worked so hard. You enjoyed him too. I love how you have is life recorded on Facebook. I have loved following your Champ page. You are an inspiration Meredith! I love you.

- Lauralyne Chord