Fundraising for Baby Millie

$10,540 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 151 people in 17 months
Caroline and Derek are my sweet daughter and son-in-law who are expecting a baby girl. Recently they received the devastating news that their baby has a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndome. The baby will be delivered at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and will require immediate heart surgery. She will also need two more in the next three years in order to survive. We are learning that the expense for the family to spend months in Toronto and the subsequent loss of income for both parents is just too much for them to handle. So we are asking for your help. Please take the time to donate. If we can ease their financial burden, they will then be able to focus on getting their baby girl well and back home in Yarmouth. We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for any help you may be able to give.  

Sincerely,

Laura King

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Happy summer to all,

As most of you probably know, Baby Millie is headed back to Toronto for another open heart surgery. This is a good thing as Doctors weren't sure she would make it back for this life saving surgery.

As you can imagine, there are lots of expenses involved with another trip to TO. Caroline, Derek and Millie would appreciate your continued support.

Millie is such a blessing and I hope you will continue to follow her story.

Sincerely,

Laura (aka Nanny)
Sweet Millie!
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Merry Christmas to all.

Yesterday we were blessed with the arrival of Millie Grace Robertson, 5 pounds 11 oz. Caroline and Derek are thrilled with their baby girl.

Our sweet Christmas angel had surgery last night. Doctors said they accomplished what they needed to do and she will have surgery in two weeks when she is a little stronger.

Doctors say it will be months before Millie can come home and then she will require another surgery at six months in Toronto. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. As always any financial contribution would help at this time. Expenses are great and there is no end in sight at this time.

Sincerely,


Laura (Nanny)
Millie after surgery last night.
Caroline, Derek and Millie at birth.
Sweet Millie before surgery.
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Update from Caroline:

Baby Millie and I are okay. She now has a stent in her heart which so far seems to be working. She is now one of very few babies in the world to ever have this type of operation. I think we are both feeling a little beat up.Thank you everyone for your prayers, they worked!

From Laura:

They are now settling into life in Toronto. Blood flow in Millie's heart seems to be good which will make her stronger for first surgery after birth. It looks like they could be there a little longer than first thought. Possibly 3 months after Millie's birth. We ask that you continue with those positive thoughts and prayers and continue sharing this link. The need for financial support in ongoing.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Laura
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Good Day,

Today we ask for your positive thoughts and prayers. Baby Millie has developed a new issue with her heart. Caroline and Derek have been told her best chance for survival is immediate surgery while still in the womb. They are headed to Toronto tomorrow. The surgery will take place on Tuesday at Toronto Sick Kids.

Derek is leaving work earlier than anticipated. Expenses are mounting. Any contribution received will help with the ongoing financial stress.

Thank you to all and please continue to share.

Very sincerely,

Laura (Caroline's Mom)
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Tanya Marie Newell
16 months ago
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Hi there, my son is 14 years old and similar to hlhs, he has had the three stage surgery and is doing very well! He's very healthy and active. Prayers for your family!

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Caroline King
16 months ago
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Today we are at 25 weeks and 5 days. Our little girl is the size of a rutabaga which oddly enough is what I've been craving lately! Derek and I have been taking prenatal classes at Parents Place, we are learning so much and hoping we will be well prepared when our girl comes. She is so strong. She moves and kicks her mom all the time. Ella our puppy loves to snuggle with her already, she lays across my belly and I feel the baby move to make space. I think Ella likes to listen to her heart beat. We booked our plane tickets to Toronto for Dec 5th and have our fingers crossed that we will make it to that date. Only good news from here on out.

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Caroline King
17 months ago
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Today we are at 23 weeks and 5 days. I feel her every day now, she kicks and moves all the time. Derek and I want her to be as strong as possible when she is born, so we are exercising, eating vegetables and trying to be mindful of stress. We are so excited to welcome our little girl into the world. Every once in awhile I get over come with sadness because of what she will have to go through so young in her life but she has amazing friends and family supporting her. Thank you to everyone for being there for us. Derek and I are so incredibly appreciative of all of the kind words and help that we have received.

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Caroline King
16 months ago

26 weeks and 6 days. Our little one is growing. It's a beautiful fall day and I'm enjoying being outside with our fur babies. Baby Robertson is the length of a green onion. We've noticed her responding to sounds more, she loves when her Dad sings piano man. We are growing a next generation Billy Joel fan!

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Caroline King
12 months ago

Goodmorning, we have received many messages from friends and family asking how they can help. Honestly right now our situation with Millie is day by day. Millie is waiting to hear if she will qualify for a lung and heart transplant. If she does, and she is able to wait the time it takes to find her new organs, she will be the first infant heart and lung transplant to be completed in Canada. The life expectancy for someone who has had a lung transplant is 3-5 years. So we are not talking about a cure, we are talking about buying our sweet girl some time to enjoy life. It's hard for Derek and I to even think about the future or about what we may need. However, I thought since it is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week I'd put this out there to all the generous people who have offered to support us in anyway. The first thing you could do is give blood, Millie has had to have three blood transfusions in her short 6 weeks of life. It's a relatively easy thing to do that can make a huge difference for someone who is sick like Millie. The second is to consider organ donation. Millie shares a room with two other babies, a girl, 3 months, and a boy, 5 months, both waiting for new hearts. Its a horrible thing to talk about, but in the event of a tragedy, some good could come from it by giving another person the chance for life. I know what receiving organs would mean to us and the other parents who are waiting. And of course, thank you for all your prayers and positive thoughts. We feel them and it helps to know so many people care for our beautiful baby. https://blood.ca/en/blood/can-i-donate

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Tanya Marie Newell
16 months ago
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Hi there, my son is 14 years old and similar to hlhs, he has had the three stage surgery and is doing very well! He's very healthy and active. Prayers for your family!

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Caroline King
16 months ago
1
1

Today we are at 25 weeks and 5 days. Our little girl is the size of a rutabaga which oddly enough is what I've been craving lately! Derek and I have been taking prenatal classes at Parents Place, we are learning so much and hoping we will be well prepared when our girl comes. She is so strong. She moves and kicks her mom all the time. Ella our puppy loves to snuggle with her already, she lays across my belly and I feel the baby move to make space. I think Ella likes to listen to her heart beat. We booked our plane tickets to Toronto for Dec 5th and have our fingers crossed that we will make it to that date. Only good news from here on out.

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Caroline King
17 months ago
1
1

Today we are at 23 weeks and 5 days. I feel her every day now, she kicks and moves all the time. Derek and I want her to be as strong as possible when she is born, so we are exercising, eating vegetables and trying to be mindful of stress. We are so excited to welcome our little girl into the world. Every once in awhile I get over come with sadness because of what she will have to go through so young in her life but she has amazing friends and family supporting her. Thank you to everyone for being there for us. Derek and I are so incredibly appreciative of all of the kind words and help that we have received.

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Caroline King
16 months ago

26 weeks and 6 days. Our little one is growing. It's a beautiful fall day and I'm enjoying being outside with our fur babies. Baby Robertson is the length of a green onion. We've noticed her responding to sounds more, she loves when her Dad sings piano man. We are growing a next generation Billy Joel fan!

+ Read More
Caroline King
12 months ago

Goodmorning, we have received many messages from friends and family asking how they can help. Honestly right now our situation with Millie is day by day. Millie is waiting to hear if she will qualify for a lung and heart transplant. If she does, and she is able to wait the time it takes to find her new organs, she will be the first infant heart and lung transplant to be completed in Canada. The life expectancy for someone who has had a lung transplant is 3-5 years. So we are not talking about a cure, we are talking about buying our sweet girl some time to enjoy life. It's hard for Derek and I to even think about the future or about what we may need. However, I thought since it is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week I'd put this out there to all the generous people who have offered to support us in anyway. The first thing you could do is give blood, Millie has had to have three blood transfusions in her short 6 weeks of life. It's a relatively easy thing to do that can make a huge difference for someone who is sick like Millie. The second is to consider organ donation. Millie shares a room with two other babies, a girl, 3 months, and a boy, 5 months, both waiting for new hearts. Its a horrible thing to talk about, but in the event of a tragedy, some good could come from it by giving another person the chance for life. I know what receiving organs would mean to us and the other parents who are waiting. And of course, thank you for all your prayers and positive thoughts. We feel them and it helps to know so many people care for our beautiful baby. https://blood.ca/en/blood/can-i-donate

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