Baby Bustard takes on Boston

Several people have reached out and offered to give or raise funds for us. While the offers were extremely thoughtful and generous we have been hesitant to accept help up to this point. We have very loving and generous family and friends who have been beyond amazing. That being said, Boston is expensive!

We have a third bronchoscopy on Monday which will give us a better idea of our timeline here, but I believe 2 weeks to be a conservative estimate at this point. The room only allows one of us to stay with Eli at night so we found a room 4 blocks from here for $30 a night. The refrigerator and cooking space is limited so we plan on spending about $20 a day on food and it costs $9 a day for parking. (This is discounted from $40+) that totals $59 per day for 14 days to total $826. (The site required that we enter a goal amount.)

While the total seems large, every little part helps! $5-$10 for a meal, $30 so one of us can sleep on a real bed! (Last night was the first time I did that in a month and it was so good!) or $9 so our car doesn't get impounded! Each and every dollar will be counted as a blessing!


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BenjaminandNicole Lavertu Bustard 
Bucksport, ME
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