Natalie has a very strong faith and believes that if God chose her to have this baby, He must believe that she is strong enough for this challenge. They told the doctors in London that termination was not an option, and were referred to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
After seeing the cardiologist in Toronto, there is hope! The baby, Paisley, will be born in Toronto; she will have surgery within the first 24 hours of her life, again at 6 months old, and again around 10 years old.
As you can imagine, this is extremely expensive as Natalie and Shawn will need to live in Toronto for at least a month when the baby is born, then return to Toronto for future surgeries and follow-up appointments, whilst maintaining their home in St. Thomas.
We are planning a fundraiser, being held May 30th, 2014. We are calling it "Camo for Paisley" and asking all friends and family to wear camo for the event, and on the days of Paisley's surgeries to show their support. We are hoping to share our love and support, and raise money to help offset the cost of living in Toronto and being away from work so that they can be at Paisley's side throughout her recovery.
How can you help? Please donate so that our friends can focus on their baby girl's health instead of their finances. Wear camo on May 30th, and again on the days of her surgeries. You can upload your photos of you in your camo with #CamoForPaisley to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Thanks so much for your donation and your love and prayers for our amazing friends and their little girl!