Weeks twins emergency fund

$3,318 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 37 months
Wendy Kelly
on behalf of ashley mason
 IOWA FALLS, IA

meet my grandson little wrennyn weeks, he and his twin brother james were born on 6/2/2016 at just under 23 wks. Weighing in at 1lb 5oz and 1lb 6oz. Both boys are holding their own but the road ahead will be a long and expensive one. their mother will be released from hospital on sun and as yet are still on waiting list for family housing. If necessary will be doing alot of driving back and forth but live 135 miles away from hospital. This is a young couple just starting out and the hardships ahead will be a true testament to their love and strength. i am seeking funds to help supplement all the expenses that are sure to follow, gas, food , lodging, lost wages and a 4 month hospital stay for these 2 precious miracles.
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current update for these sweet babies, wren has been in Chicago for the past month receiving treatment and surgeries to preserve his sight we hope to have him back in iowa city by next week, JB still fully dependant on his ventilator was set to have a tracheotomy this week but a blood clot required them to put him on blood thinners so surgery must be postponed. these wonderfully strong little ones continue to gain weight both over 8lbs now, but their release is still to far away for celebrations. We are currently planning a benefit supper/ silent auction/ bake sale for 12/3/16 at rivers edge from 4-7p.m . If you are in our area please come out and show these babies your support.
jb
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Well its been a while since my last update, let me start by saying these 2 sweeties have made enormous progress. Of course there is always some new concern and another procedure that they seem to need surgeries, daily xrays, blood work, spinal taps, infections , antibiotics, the list seems endless and in the midst of all this it is easy to become overwhelmed and start to feel hopeless as if its never going to end. My daughter and her fiancé both had to return to work and make the difficult decision to leave their babies behind during the week making the trip on weekends to stay with them, and just this weekend were given the news that the doctors expected both boys to remain in icu until weeks past their original due date of sept. 30. The good news is there IS hope, the boys are now 8 wks old and are slowly but surely gaining weight , big boy JB is now 3 1/2 lbs, and baby brother Wren who because of his extra surgery is having to play catch up but he is closing the gap at around 2 lb 13.
JB
Wren
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2 wks old, and both boys seem to be stronger and stronger every day. No new crisis, my daughter (their mother) has even been able to change a diaper or 2.
tummy time for JB
RECOVERING NICELY!
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week #1 behind us. I think weve decided to take the coming months as a series of hurdles that we must get over. there have been good days and there have been bad. Lil wrennyn had to undergo surgery to repair holes in his intestines, he came through the surgery but the way to fix this includes leaving incisions open and his lil insides on the outside.( on the day of surgery he weighed 17oz). Good news, head scans were done and both babies are clear of brain bleeds which was a concern, and a huge relief to us. Both boys have been diagnosed with heart murmurs (very common in preemies), but due to concerns with james (JB) kidneys and wrens recovery from surgery treatment options are being weighed. please keep this new family in your hearts and you prayers in the months that follow.
lil wren
lil JB
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Beth Purchner Bradford
37 months ago
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Praying for your sweet babies! My daughter was born at 23 weeks. She was 1.5 pounds. She is a smart happy 7 year old with no complications from her premature birth she is a miracle. Stay strong and in prayer, fight for your babies and believe God can do miracles! We are believing with you in Gulfport Mississippi!

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Delilah Aguilar
37 months ago
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i was born 2 lbs 1 ounce at 25 wks im fine now 33 years old i wish these two the best but medicaid will take care of it and there is help with transportation. wish you all the best

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Jimmy Weeks
37 months ago

Just an update...yhey found a small hole in Wrennyns intestines and he is now under going surgery to fix it. We are just praying for the best and I will continue to update. Thank you all. Please keep up the prayers.

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Jimmy Weeks
37 months ago

Thank you both for you uplifting post.The twins are doing good and we are just taking it one day at a time. We appreciate all the prayers,kind words and donations so much. Thank you all and we will continue to update!

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Ginger Fish Chesnut
37 months ago

I was there 21 Years ago. I have twins that were born at 26 weeks. 1lb 13 oz and 2lb 9 oz. both have cerebral palsy but doing good overall. Medicaid will help with a lot. There is a Ronald McDonald house also that costs nothing to you. Public transport is very accessible also. Mine were in 77 days the first go around. It's never ending. We are in again now after just having an 8 week stay.

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Raised by 57 people in 37 months
Created June 3, 2016
Wendy Kelly
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Am donating again...Go little ones, GO ! love

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Beth Purchner Bradford
37 months ago
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Praying for your sweet babies! My daughter was born at 23 weeks. She was 1.5 pounds. She is a smart happy 7 year old with no complications from her premature birth she is a miracle. Stay strong and in prayer, fight for your babies and believe God can do miracles! We are believing with you in Gulfport Mississippi!

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Delilah Aguilar
37 months ago
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i was born 2 lbs 1 ounce at 25 wks im fine now 33 years old i wish these two the best but medicaid will take care of it and there is help with transportation. wish you all the best

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Jimmy Weeks
37 months ago

Just an update...yhey found a small hole in Wrennyns intestines and he is now under going surgery to fix it. We are just praying for the best and I will continue to update. Thank you all. Please keep up the prayers.

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Jimmy Weeks
37 months ago

Thank you both for you uplifting post.The twins are doing good and we are just taking it one day at a time. We appreciate all the prayers,kind words and donations so much. Thank you all and we will continue to update!

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Ginger Fish Chesnut
37 months ago

I was there 21 Years ago. I have twins that were born at 26 weeks. 1lb 13 oz and 2lb 9 oz. both have cerebral palsy but doing good overall. Medicaid will help with a lot. There is a Ronald McDonald house also that costs nothing to you. Public transport is very accessible also. Mine were in 77 days the first go around. It's never ending. We are in again now after just having an 8 week stay.

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