Updated posted by Allen Coats 1 month ago
Rachel and Allen are beyond grateful for all of...
Rachel and Allen are beyond grateful for all of the selfless people who have offered support through this page!
We received a few comments asking why the petition is already closed.. first let me say that we are so appreciative of everyone who did support and those of you who wanted to but did not get the chance. We only had the petition open for 24 hours and we received over 36,000 signatures. We only chose to keep it open for 24 hours to show that even in such a short time how many people also agree with our decision to pursue the outlaw of forceps.
Thank you again for all of your support! God Bless You!
Updated posted by Allen Coats 2 months ago
Hello everyone! We have received a few comments...
We have received a few comments asking what the money we are raising is for..
The money that you have all so kindly donated, which we are forever grateful for, will be used for medical expenses, funeral costs, and court costs that we will spend trying to get The Olivia Law passed.
On another note, we have reached over 30,000 supporters with the petition in just over a 24 hour period. We are blown away by the support that you all have offered us. The more people that sign this petition, the better case we can bring with us to court to get this law passed! We hope to use Olivia's story to save other infants.
God Bless You!
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Sure have been thinking of this family, hoping and praying for them to be strong, time never makes anything go away and fade the hurt. Hugs and prayers to them. So many prayers! Always!
posted by Lori Kay Hoffmann 17 days ago
I am so sorry for your lose. I know half of your pain. We went thur the same thing in 2012. My baby was 9+ lbs and there was no ways could deliver her. But my dr said I could even tho they do the test around 5 months to check. My daughters spinal cord was not damaged. Her skull was fractured. She had nerve damaged in her arm and was a few months old before she could use it. We go to numerous doctors still today to help her. It also paralyzed her vocal cord so she cannot talk. I hope this law is passed. What we have been thur as a family no one should go thur. She was blue when she was born. It was several months before she could move her head. She's had a surgery already. The list is a day long and this is not about me. I just really hope this law passes.
posted by Don N Amanda Raines 1 month ago
I am extremely sorry for your loss, so sad !
posted by Linda Jeffus 1 month ago
God Bless you and your family, I am so sorry about your loss, I can't imagine having to go through that. It is horrible :(
posted by Jeri Fallon 1 month ago
im so sorry to here about your lil girl no one should have to go through anything like that you all are in my prayers...and lots of good luck with the lawsuit.i hope you win..i lost my son at 8 weeks i know how you feel and its terrible to have to go through that kind of pain my son has a twin sister that is now 20 and has cerebral palsy from delivery.my prayers will always be with you..
posted by Jennifer Cunningham 1 month ago
My heart goes out to you both. I can't imagine how tough this is for you. My heart is breaking for your loss. Good luck with the lawsuit and I really hope this forceps ban goes through. I support this cause.
posted by Nicole Ferris 1 month ago
I am so very sorry to read about the loss of you little girl. Your story touches on a very personal level. My son's skull was also fractured in multiple places due to a failed forceps delivery. He was not breathing when the emergency c-section was performed, and we were unsure if the fractures would lead to permanent brain damage. Miraculously the only permanent damage that my son has is an indentation on the right side of his head. The Dr. that performed my son's delivery is a skilled physician who knew what she was doing, and yet my son nearly died. I will be praying for you and your family and I hope that the Olivia Law will bring to light the dangers of forceps so that will never happen again.
posted by Tracie Nath 1 month ago
This is so heart breaking. I am so so sorry for you and your family. Can't even stop crying yet. Sending my love and support to all off you.nobody should have to go this, stay strong. Xx
posted by Martyna Dragonska 1 month ago
I feel you and your loss of your little Olivia. I cried reading this story as I have an Olivia of my own and she too was born via forceps. But I would like to make it clear that it isn't the tool that can cause injury but those that use it. There is no one to blame but the doctor who incorrectly used the instrument and probably wasn't trained properly to use them or was hurrying. He also didn't take it into consideration the fact that the mother wished for a c-section as she felt the baby was too big. Here in Australia we have a choice in our medical treatment. Nothing anyone can say and no law being passed will bring your little Olivia back, but fight for the doctor to lose his licence not for the use of a tool that can save lives. I nearly lost mine and my baby when giving birth 2 months ago, forceps saved us and I will always be grateful for that. Continue to put time and patience into fighting the doctor now and make it matter as that would be what your Olivia would want, but taking it to court and asking forceps to be outlawed can cost lives too. There is actually more benefits than bad, it comes down to the training of doctors to use them. The one that delivered my baby was so gentle so remember that it is the person not the tool that can hurt others.
posted by Kelly Howell 1 month ago
I am extremely sorry for your loss in September I lost my little sister due to a mistake by my mom's doctor that costed my little sisters life we had to use this site for expenses too I hope you get justice for your baby no one deserves to feel the pain and heart ache of losing a child you and your family are in my prayers stay strong
posted by Alyssa Ford 1 month ago
I am truly saddened to hear of your loss. I hope the doctor is taken out of practice. And the law gets passed. No one should have to go through something so terrible. Our thoughts are with you all. Love and support fromcbrechin, Scotland xx
posted by Laura Greig 1 month ago
With great sadness and heavy heart I weep as I read this, I ask the LORD to comfort you both and all family and friends who were so looking forward to having this precious one be part of their lives. I ask the LORD to help you take comfort in knowing that Olivia is with Him. I pra that this doctor be removed from practice as well as the law being passed to remove forceps delivery from ever being used again. I have fallen head over heels inlove with Olivia and I stand with you in all your efforts to see "Olivias' law" be passed. In Christ I stand
posted by Elizabeth Nebenfuhr 1 month ago
She is beautiful! I cried when i read this.. i cant imagine what you are going though. Im so sorry about your lost.. im praying for you you guys and hope that this law passes..
posted by Ashley Tucker 1 month ago
Your story breaks my heart. May you guys have peace and understanding Love from illinois
posted by Kristina Marie 1 month ago
Your story has me in tears what a beautiful baby girl... Im so deeply sorry for your loss your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
posted by Terra Maxwell 1 month ago
My heart broke when I read this message and I am still upset about this all. I am praying for you all and I hope you get the law passed because I feel they should not be able to use forceps when delivering a baby. I have asked the lord to please be with you all.
posted by Rhonda Worley MyVages 1 month ago
she is very beautiful I am so very sorry this has happened to you she is just in heaven waiting for you two to come back to her so yall can live together happy forever I will be praying for u that the law gets past with love from me and my family
posted by Kimberly Parsons 1 month ago
I cried when I read about your precious baby girl. I can't imagine the pain. I want you to know I have been thinking of the both of you, and may you find the comfort knowing your beautiful sweet angel is in God's arms and will be waiting for you! Her legacy will live on.
posted by Nicky O'Bryon 1 month ago
i cant give money as too i got none but my prays an sadness go out to u guys because u guys did not derives this for what has happened because of that doctor an so me wish an hopes for u guys is i hope u guys get another chance to be come parents because no one so go through what has happened...so my prays an sadness go to u guys an wish u both luck for another one when the time is right
posted by Sammie Dawson 1 month ago
I am deeply sorry for your loss and I pray that this law passes. I know that you will see your baby girl in heaven and that she knew that you loved her. Olivia was a beautiful baby and her death will not go unreconized. God bless you and your family and may he help you through this hard and trying time.
posted by Stephanie Brooker 1 month ago
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