Elaina's Eyesight-Michigan trip May2014

$3,720 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 67 months
Elaina Faith Parker ("LAINEY") is blind due to complications of being a preemie, and in conjunction with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). 14 months ago friends organized a benefit to raise funds towards Wendy's responsibility of $30,000 in medical bills (for Elaina's $900,000 6 week stay in the NICU) and for ongoing medical costs and week long trips to Michgian in an effort to restore Lainey's vision (through multiple surgeries).

After 14 months of negotiating & paying medical bills, being unempoyed for 10 months and behind on mortgage, and ongoing accumulating bills, and 6 trips to Michigan for eye surgeries, the funds have been depleted and your help is much needed again.

Lainey is currently scheduled for her next eye surgery on February 26th, 2014 (left) and February 28th, 2014 (right).

The average trip to Michigan for Wendy, Lainey, and Wendy's mom is $2,500 for airfare, car rental, medically discounted hotel accomodations for a week, and meals. Along with more medical fees for each surgery. Trips were every 6 weeks, and are now ~ every 6 months.

Thank you for supporting my daughter Elaina's journey as we learn to take one day at a time together. The support means so much to me! Thank you for the continued prayers as well. We appreciate your ongoing moral support and generous donations.

Baby Elaina's Eyesight Foundation EIN# 46-1452296 has been set up as a 501(c)(3) foundation to collect tax deductible donations for Baby Elaina's on going medical costs. Checks can be made payable to: "Baby Elaina's Eyesight Foundation" TD BANK 131 EAST MACDADE BOULEVARD FOLSOM PA 19033 or through this page.

Please visit facebook page "LIVE LOVE LAINEY" and read the "about" section for more information and to continue to keep updated on Lainey's progress.




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Dear All:
Happy Friday!!!
As I book the rental car today and finalize the arrangements, for our upcoming trip to Michigan (May 13th), I can't help but get emotional as I am so grateful to have this financial relief. I wanted to send another Thank you! Please know how much this means to us.

Its been a challenging week as Lainey started a new daycare. However, she is adjusting well, and is less anxious each day. I continue on the job search as my contract ends in July. We truly could not have done this trip without all the support, love, and kind words. Thank you for your continued generosity. I can't tell you how much it means, to have one less thing on our plates. And to have you behind us during Lainey's vision journey, it makes it a little easier knowing we are not doing this alone.

We hope that you are enjoying your Spring, and that you continue to stay in touch on your busy lives.

With love,
Wendy & Elaina
Elaina on Easter with Ginger (best buds)
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Hello Everyone:

I wanted to send a quick update to Elaina's supporters, to let you know that we needed to post pone our trip this week. After speaking with the anesthesia dept. Lainey has been fighting colds off and on, with fevers/cough/congestion which would create a risk for cancellation. I didnt' want to spend the money only to risk being cancelled, so we are booked for the next available appointment May 14th & 16th. This will allow time for winter colds and bad travel weather to subside, at no risk to Lainey.
Thank you again for your continued support and kind messages that mean so much. These trips don't get any easier so we truly appreciate it.
Please know that your funds will be used in the coming weeks, and anything over and above our trip will be put towards bills during the 2-3 weeks that I am off without pay to care for Lainey (depending on her needs post surgery). Dr Capone relayed that we can expect to be returning for follow up visits every 6 months.
Lainey is truly doing well and talking up a storm :) she is anxious to get walking and it's excited to see her strength being built. She should be moving on her own in the coming months.
Have a great week! Thank you again for helping us during this journey! The emotional support mean so much, along with easing some financial burden.
xoxo,Wendy & Elaina
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Words cannot tell you how grateful I am for the support! Meeting this goal is huge for us, as I contemplated rescheduling our trip. Thank you for making it possible. Please know any additional funds raised will be placed in Elaina's medical fund for the ongoing co-pays, medical bills, and trip back in August 2014. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
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After a few tough days, I am seeing some light! We are 24% to goal in less than 24 hours! TRULY BLESSED! Thank you SO much for sharing the link and helping us get to Michigan and alleviate some financial burdeon....so excited to share that Lainey JUST crawled for the first time! It's a great day!
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$3,720 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 67 months
Created January 23, 2014
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Mike Miller
52 months ago
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Meghan, Brian and Caroline Pixley
64 months ago
Heather Roos
64 months ago

Safe trip!

Jennifer Ryan
64 months ago

Have a safe trip and good luck to you both amazing people

Stacey Kunze
66 months ago

Love you Lainey, Love, Kyleigh :)

67 months ago
67 months ago
Julie Okoniewski
67 months ago

Best of luck with the doctors, Wendy! You are an inspiration!

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