Ivy's Story: HLHS with IAS

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Raised by 250 people in 11 months

Hello everyone,

My name is Geoffrey Finn. My family consists of my wonderful wife Rachel, incredible son Bear and our soon to be born, beautiful daughter Elizabeth Ivy. We have created this Gofundme page because our daughter Ivy was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome with an Intact Atrial Septum.

At the 30 week mark of gestation, after we were denied by other institutions due to the severity of Ivy's condition, Rachel and Ivy were approved by Texas Children's Hospital for a never before attempted procedure in order to place a stent using a laser inside of Ivy's atrial septum. This procedure was an amazing success and has increased Ivy's chances of survival. 

Rachel and I currently live in Jacksonville, Florida and will be moving to Houston, Texas in a few short weeks for Ivy to undergo the remaining open heart surgeries that she will require in order to survive after birth. 

We are moving forward with Texas Children's Hospital for the rest of her precarious journey because they have an amazing team who can offer the best possible outcome for our sweet Ivy.

This Gofundme is to help cover both the cost of her medical procedures as well as the cost of living expenses while we are in Houston for the next 6 to 12 months. 

Attached to this Gofundme page is a video that goes into more detail regarding Ivy's amazing story thus far. Please watch and share!

Thank you and God bless,

The Finn Family (Geoff, Rachel, Bear and Ivy)
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Good afternoon friends and family!

It is hard to believe, but a week has passed since we shared Ivy's story with all of you for the first time! The love and support that we have received from everyone is beyond anything that Rachel and I could have ever hoped for. Our little video has been viewed over 17,000 times! How AMAZING is that! And it is all thanks to you guys! (and Jesse Lane for agreeing to lend his video-making expertise to a couple of unrefined storytellers such as ourselves.)

On behalf of Rachel and myself, we would like to share a resounding, "Thank you!" This gratitude especially goes out to those of you who have donated with your finances as well as those who have prayed and interceded with us in mind.

We are extremely grateful for our AMAZING team of doctors and other medical professionals who have taken such good care of us thus far. That goes for both Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, as well as Wolfson Children's Hospital here in Jax! We could not have asked for a more selfless group of physicians who have truly put our Ivy first in every way.

Thank you again for the support and as always, please continue to pray for our family as we move forward in this season of uncertainty. I truly believe that we will be returning home after a long six months with a beautiful and healthy baby girl!

More updates to come as the journey continues!

All our love,
The Finns (Geoffrey, Rachel, Bear and Ivy)
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