Funeral/Financial help For Baby Graysen

My husband and I found out we were pregnant on Father’s Day. It was a huge surprise and we were not ready. We had an almost 5 month old baby at home already. At the time I was going through some hard medical problems and was unable to work. I was considered a high risk pregnancy from the start and had to go to the doctors a lot. Our high risk doctors are an hour and half away. We struggled very severely financially. My husband isn’t working right now because he is taking care of me. Due to complications from my cervix our baby boy was born prematurely at just 20 weeks and 4 days gestation.. we have no money for anything right now, let alone for a funeral. That last thing that we want to be worried about right now is coming up with money for my baby’s funeral. We are absolutely heartbroken and this is was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. Our other baby is now 9 months and we have to continue to provide for everything he needs, which is very hard right now. I ask at this difficult time if you are able to spare just $5 to help with funeral costs it would mean the world to our little family. We just want to lay our baby down to Rest In Peace without having to worry about how we are going to afford it.

I didn’t even get home for 2 hours before I had to be rushed back to the hospital. I had a very bad infection and my hemoglobin levels were dropping by the hour. I was admitted right away back into the same room where I gave birth... I was started on IV antibiotics immediately and my levels are still currently being watched. If they drop any lower then they will have to do surgery. All I want to do right now is be home, plan my baby’s funeral, and grieve in piece. We need so much support right now. Anything will help us in this really difficult time.

Thank you so much for reading our story.
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Lyndi Bollhoefer
Marshalltown, IA

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