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Hope & Support For The LaMantia’s

$49,225 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 653 people in 13 months
Created June 22, 2018
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My dear friends Joslyn and Jeremy LaMantia have wanted children for as long as I can remember. Jeremy and Joslyn were finally blessed with their first pregnancy in 2017 after about a year of fertility treatments because they weren’t conceiving on their own. Joslyn has wanted to be a mommy forever. Joslyn and Jeremy had their first child on Monday 6/18/2018, but it was not the fairytale birth and celebration that every parent hopes for. Joslyn had to be induced early (about a month) and during the preparation for induction, Joslyn began having severe breathing issues. She lost consciousness and she flatlined for 15 minutes. They were able to get the baby out within five minutes of Joslyn flat-lining. Both mom and baby are fighting hard for their lives. Joslyn remains in an induced coma to allow her brain and body to heal from all the trauma. Baby is also in an induced coma. Both mom and baby are stable at this time, but the prognosis is still completely up in the air at this point. Staying in the hospital in ICU and NICU for a day is insanely costly and both Joslyn and baby have been in the hospital about five days now. Doctors state this is a marathon not a sprint and they expect both Joslyn and baby will remain hospitalized for quite some time. Any financial support we can raise for this family would be such a huge help to them and take a huge financial load off of the shoulders of the family, especially for Joslyn’s husband Jeremy who should only need to focus on his wife and newborn baby, not finances. Anything you can donate is so appreciated by the family and all of their loved ones. I have known Joslyn my entire life (literally since the day I was born) she is my sister, not just my friend. I have known Jeremy now for over a decade as well and I know Jeremy or Joslyn would not do this for themselves, so I am doing it for them. Please donate what you can, anything helps. Thank you all!
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to this campaign that is near and dear to so many hearts. Jude is doing amazingly well! He is a strong, happy, and healthy boy with a strong village behind him and his father. Joslyn is missed every day, by so many. Jeremy continues to learn his new “normal” as a single father and is doing a wonderful job with Jude. Jude is so happy every time I see him, he just absolutely steals your heart. He looks just like his mom and dad, equal amounts, I think...he’s a handsome one, that’s for sure! I have included some recent pics from within the last month or so. Thank you a million times over for the outpouring of love and support received through this campaign. All the shares and donations are priceless and helped an incredible family in a time when it was needed so much.
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Thank you all for your continued support, prayers, and love, it is so appreciated. Jude is now home with his dad and adjusting to his new little life. We have been overwhelmed with breast milk donations, which helps us to continue Joslyn’s wish to breast feed Jude. The outpouring of support from everyone is truly amazing and there are not words to express the gratitude.
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A couple more pics of Jude, the last one shows just how far he has come compared to his first days in the NICU.
Cutest little smile in all the world!
Finally no more tubes and all on his own
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First off, thank you to everyone who has generously donated to this campaign. Your love, support, and prayers have been nothing short of amazing.

Jude is doing incredibly well and although he remains in the hospital for observation to to make sure his lungs are all good to go before he goes home and that he’s strong enough. It’s nothing short of a miracle how far Jude has come since he was born. He has gone from being the sickest baby in the NICU to being completely on his own breathing and eating (he loves his milk!). Here are some pictures Jeremy shared with everyone on Facebook yesterday of the most handsome little guy I’ve had the pleasure to be an auntie to!

Joslyn’s services will be held today followed by a
celebration of her amazing life.

I can’t express how much gratitude there is from the LaMantia family and everyone who holds Joslyn, Jeremy, and Baby Jude so close to their hearts. Because of all of your shares and donations Jeremy can continue to focus on providing for Jude and giving him the best life possible. We’ve gotten so many donations of breast milk and promises that milk will keep coming with a goal of being able to keep Jude on breast milk for two years. It seems like we will meet this goal as well based on the amount of donated breast milk already received.

I know Joslyn is watching over her husband, son, and all of her loved ones with the same gratitude we all have.

So thank you to everyone for all of your support, love, prayers, donations, and shares. Please keep them coming.
One of Jude’s first pictures in the NICU
Jeremy holing Jude for the first time
Jude eating Milk, all on his own.
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Raised by 653 people in 13 months
Created June 22, 2018
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