Baby Lorelai

***UPDATE 8/8/17***
This afternoon is Lorelai's funeral. It is being held at Temple Beth El, at 3:00 PM. Your continued support is extremely appreciated. I am floored at all of the generous donations we have raised in a few short days. I want to take this time to graciously thank everyone who has shared, donated, and help supported our family through this ordeal. Today is going to be the toughest day, but will allow my family to have some closure on this event. Lorelai will always be in our hearts, and will be held in our fondest memories. We are still in need of financial support, so please continue to share and donate until we reach our goal. Thank you again to everyone. 

***UPDATE 8/6/17***
Amanda is home from the hospital. She is trying to get as much rest as possible, as she is experiencing back pain, and soreness. While being home, my sister is also planning for her daughter's funeral. The funeral is open to the public and is planned for 3 PM, Tuesday, at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, FL. The costs of the funeral have unexpectedly risen, and Amanda must come up with the money to pay up front in order to continue with the service. Your continued support is much appreciated, and helps immensely with all of the bills my sister is faced with. Again, no mother should have to mourn the loss of her child, and the last thing Amanda should be worried about are financial responsibilities. We want her to focus on her emotional well-being, healing from this tragedy, and seeking counseling to assist her.
Please share this post continuously. Thank you.

*** UPDATE FROM AMANDA 8/6/17***
I want to take this time to thank everyone for their incredible donations. This has helped me get through this very traumatic event, and I'm able to hold my head a little higher. I am recovering from childbirth physically, and recovering emotionally as well. Lorelai's funeral is on Tuesday, at Temple Beth El, at 3:00 for those who would like to attend. I was able to meet my beautiful daughter and hold her for a very short two hours. I am never going to forget her, and will always hold her in my heart. A mother should never have to bury her child, or go through this unbearable pain. I am still in dire need of financial support, as medical and funeral expenses have increased unexpectedly. Thank you for sharing, and thank you all for being there. 

This morning at 4:30 AM, an angel was born. My little sister, Amanda, at 6.5 months pregnant delivered Lorelai Olivia. Tragically, she had already passed away. My sister is deeply saddened and in a lot of pain. A mother should never have to mourn the loss of her child. The hospital is currently running all kinds of tests to determine why the baby passed away, to provide my sister with some closure and comfort. She is still in the hospital, and is being given medicine for her pain. We were able to spend some time with Lorelai this morning for a few short hours to say our goodbyes. Seeing my sister go through this is extremely difficult. My sister and her boyfriend are completely traumatized and are going to seek therapy to assist. We are asking for donations to provide my sister with financial stability regarding the funeral costs, medical costs, and any kind of trauma treatment she may need. Your continued supported is much appreciated and extremely helpful. Please reach out in this desperate time of need.


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Trace Erica 
Pompano Beach, FL
Amanda Laakso 
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