Na’Lani's Funeral & Memorial Expense

This may be the hardest thing I have ever had to write and ask help for. I am hoping people near and dear to us and those we may not even know take a few minutes to read this and help. Honestly, we have no idea where this is going or what’s going to happen but Katheryn, Na’Lani and our immediate albeit small tight knit family need your prayers and some financial help. First, let me say thank you to our family and friends who have already been there!!! We are truly grateful and blessed. Secondly, Na’ oldest daughter’s first born, delivered on 12/29/18...happy and healthy...and my first grandchild (although I go by Ladi, family joke) had to be rushed to Moses Taylor Monday morning. Not breathing. Not responsive. Blood coming from her nose and mouth. Upon arrival, they had pretty much determined she needed to be life flighted to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. My sister and brother in law drive Katie to Hershey, meanwhile we pulled Josie out of school and raced from Delaware to meet them. At this point we don’t even know what day it is! So Na’Lani, has already had to have intestinal surgery and part of her colon removed. Parts of her small intestines also not looking well, but for now not bad enough for them to do anything about. Many blessing to her surgeon! Such a wonderful Dr. Yet I can’t even remember her name. We are all just numb right now and haven’t slept much. Unfortunately, this is a huge waiting game. We now need to wait to see what happens with her brain activity and everything else. She is on a ventilator and being pumped full of more things than we can remember and blood. Anyway, I know we all have our own stuff we are going through. But we really need your help. As of now we have no outcome. It’s going to be a waiting game. Potentially a very long one! 6-8 weeks at best depending on brain activity. Meanwhile this means we need help. Gas, tolls, back and forth from DE to be with Na’Lani and Katheryn. Basically every weekend. Food and hotels if there’s no room at the Ronald McDonald House. That’s $86 a night alone just for a room if we need. Thankfully, that’s a special rate for those with family at the medical center. No matter how this turns out. We need everyone’s help. Whether it’s a prayer or a few dollars...and no matter the outcome...please be there for us all. Thank you. Please continue to pray. As we have answers, we will continue to update you all. ♥️
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Steph Staib 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Mark Safarik 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Richard Burge 
    • $60 
    • 31 mos
  • Cindy Hunter 
    • $40 
    • 32 mos
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Susan Bittenbender 
Millsboro, DE
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