While no one can fully prepare for these types of circumstances, this new little family has been through so much in just a weeks time. Barbara is currently employed with a private ambulance company in addition to volunteering. Danielle works as a therapist at a local psychiatric hospital. These two moms dedicate their time to helping others in need, but are far too prideful to ask for help during this difficult time.
While Carmela is a little fighter, she still has a long road ahead of her with no specified plans for discharge from the hospital at this time. Her current status is dependent on various treatments that provide support to her lungs as they strengthen and maintaining nutrition intravenously. She can only tolerate minimal stimulation as well, meaning they can't comfort or support her like most parents desire to with a newborn. They must sit back and hope that Carmela hearing them talk to her helps even just a small amount.
Additionally, most employers unfortunately don't lend enough time for them to spend with their little girl as she continues to recover. We are hoping to assist in making that a possibility by raising funds for the family to assist with any financial burdens that accompany having a child in the NICU until she can come home safely.
If you are capable of assisting, please donate as any amount can make a difference and/or share this page to help a family in need.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this
- Ryan donnelly
- Loren Schinina
- David Soto
- Erin Tibke
- Patrick Langer
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