Wyatt’s Hope: Home for the Holidays
On Tuesday, Sept 18th, 2018, little Wyatt Michael Sadler came into this world, born to parents Esther and Josh Sadler. His arrival was quite the surprise as he was expected to be a Christmas baby, due on December 21. His parents Esther and Josh immediately fell head over heels in love with all 1 lb and 14 ounces of him. Wyatt was born at 26 weeks gestation, aka 3 months early. Why this happened has no defined reason, but this is where his journey begins.
Because of his early arrival, Wyatt had to be airlifted from their local hospital to the NICU in Spokane, WA, which is a highly specialized neonatal unit. He requires being kept in an incubator, attached to monitors, and a breathing machine for stabilization. He missed out on 3 important months of in utero growth and development, which now has to be simulated. His projected time in NCIU is estimated at 3 months.
Since the family does not live in the area, they are relocating to Spokane for the duration of Wyatt’s NICUCare. The medical professionals taking care of Wyatt have made it clear the challenging road ahead with his growth and development. They are currently on a wait list for the Ronald McDonald house, and hope that a spot will open up soon.
The early arrival of little Wyatt has also come with many unexpected costs. We are asking for any help you can give to this new beautiful family, as any relief from financial stress would be immense at this time. Donations given will be used to pay for travel expenses, food, hotels, and the cost of medical expenses that their insurance does not cover. Anything you can give will greatly help in this time of need, and will be greatly appreciated.
You can also help by sending prayers, well wishes to the family, and by showing compassion to those around you. Holding your loved ones tight, and by doing what you can to make the world a better safer place for all.
Esther’s Aunt and cousin have also lovingly created a baby soap inspired by Wyatt, called “Wyatt's Soap” It is fragrance free and is available at fsrcosmetics.com. All proceeds will go to little Wyatt.
Thank you to everyone for your
continued love and support.
***Messages from friends and family***
Grandmother of Wyatt &
Esther's mother: Anna
The story actually begins a few decades back. I am Wyatt’s Grandmother. I had the great fortune of adopting Wyatt’s Mother from Korea at four months of age. She is one of 3 kindly dispositioned children we adopted, and we named her Esther. Esther has always been thoughtful and kind to those around her. She’s an animal lover and attractor. I remember we would be standing outside and cats would come from who knows where, and just sidle up to her legs. This turned out to be a great benefit to me when the mosquitos were out, as they loved her as well. I have had the pleasure of raising her and was so excited and pleased when she became pregnant, and was embarking on her own journey as a mother.
Esther is one of the sweetest, loving, and compassionate people that I know. Daddy is a kind hard-working man, who is always first in line to support others who need his help. I ask that we now join in supporting them.
Esther's older Sister: Rachel
My sister Esther is 4 years younger than I am, and we are very close. I want to tell you why she has the kindest heart of anyone that I know. When we were kids, we had a small allowance. She would buy little Debbie snacks, but I would “save” my money. Then I would look longingly at her food, and she would always share. One day when I was in high school and she was in middle school, she surprised me with a single red rose just to make me happy. Then there was the time I accidentally went to a men’s barber shop (who does that). When I called her crying because of an awful haircut, she promptly emailed me a gift certificate to an actual women’s salon, the expensive kind I usually avoid. Once I received an envelope in the mail, and when I opened it a bunch of one dollar bills fell out with a note that said “This is one of my tips from the restaurant, and it’s for you to buy donuts, you deserve a treat.” That’s how my sister is, thoughtful and kind. My nickname for her is Dootles, and she means the world to me. I know she loves her baby, and is an amazing mommy already. All my love and prayers baby Wyatt!
Lifelong friend to Esther: Hannah
I’ve been lucky to call Esther my best friend for almost as long as I can remember. I’ve been along for the journey from the time we were kids, playing in the backyard with our plastic horses, to our awkward teenage years. I’ve seen her accomplish highs and lows: from late nights struggling to study for her nursing degree, to watching her meet the man of her dreams and getting married. I love, admire, and respect her more then words can say. I also know Josh through the many wonderful things she has said about him, and I know him to be strong, kind, supportive, and an always positive force to those around him. With Esther and Josh as parents, I can’t imagine how amazing Wyatt will be, and I can’t wait to meet him.
I don’t know two people more deserving of happiness. Please help this beautiful family if you can.
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