Help the Ashley family and little Will

On November 9th, 2013, our son William Johnsson Ashley was born prematurely at UAMS. I was only 33 weeks. He was very small, only three pounds, due to my preeclampsia. He also has hydrocephalus, which is a disorder of fluid gathering on the brain.

We have been living in Little Rock, Arkansas since October 28th. I had to be on bed rest at UAMS because of the preeclampsia, so I was in the hospital for two weeks myself. Since November 9th, little Will has been at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He has had to have two surgeries already, one on December 5th for his shunt and one on December 23rd for a valve replacement. It has been very difficult on myself and my family. Add to this my father dying on December 12th, and it has been an emotional roller coaster for myself.

For a couple of months, we have been depending on others for help, such as my husband's family. We have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House since Will got into the NICU, but our time here will soon have to come to an end. You are allowed 45 days, and those 45 days are soon to come to an end. You are allowed to come back, but must wait 5 days to be able to return. We have no idea what we will do for those five days.

My husband has not been able to work as much as he has had to be here at the hospital for little Will and myself. It's been very difficult financially. Our main worry is the five days we can't stay at the Ronald McDonald House, so I'm asking for donations so we can get a hotel or something here in Little Rock and be able to eat for those five days. We are pretty much desperate right now.

I know everyone is having financial problems. If you can find it in your heart to contribute a little bit, it would be beyond appreciated.

Thank you so much.

Heidi, JM and Will Ashley
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Heidi Lore Ashley 
Prattsville, AR
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