*** While we have reached our initial goal of £1000 - Thank you so much to everyone!! You can still contribute if you want to! Anything that you donate above the £1000 will go on to support Wolfie (Bergsteinn), Linda and Ragnar in ensuring that they have everything they need, and enough just in case there are any unforeseen circumstances. As he's likely to be in hospital for quite some time yet, we will keep the campaign open until the little prince is discharged.***
Born on 5 July 2020 at only 29 cm and 531grams, Bergsteinn Úlfur was born 17 weeks premature. This little miracle has been fighting since day one!
About 3 weeks ago, Linda went to visit her mum. She had no idea that little Wolfie would decide to make his grand entrance... In fact, no one did. Dad was at work at his family farm in Iceland, and they had absolutely no idea that the little one would decide that he wanted to be born a thousand miles from home! He was born at only 23 weeks and 3 days gestation.
Thankfully, while he is on a ventilator, and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, he has been doing well and is making good progress.
Each day is a big step towards him getting stronger, but we are not nearly out of the woods yet.
It was only a few days ago that Dad was allowed to visit his new-born son and was able to shake his hand!
The reality is that Bergsteinn was born over a thousand miles from home. Mum and Dad live in Iceland, which has made this quite the adventurous babe. As he is so premature, it's likely that he will need to remain in hospital for a long time.
As you can imagine - this would be hard enough even if he was near home, but while Mum is able to stay in the hospital in the Neonatal ICU, Dad isn't sure how much longer he can stay in Denmark.
When the day comes that Wolfie is eventually discharged - we're going to need to get him home safely.
As he came over four months early - Mum and Dad REALLY need your help to try and sort everything out.
When I spoke to Linda, she was really worried about how she would be able to cope with it. Little Bergsteinn is their first child.
Can you imagine not only giving birth over a thousand miles from home, but giving birth 17 weeks too soon?
They've not been able to make the usual preparations in time - and despite being premature - being so far from home has made things 100x more complicated.
Your donation will help to ensure that Mum doesn't have to worry, and that family can be by her side for as long as possible.
It will also help to ensure that Mum has a bit of reassurance as being from Iceland, she is also worried that she may have to pay (some) hospital fees, although insurance should cover the vast majority.
Anything donated will go towards Bergsteinn, his care, getting him home and keeping family close in the process.
** I have known Linda / Ragnar (KillSwitch & Fish) for quite some time - we originally met after we created a community of friends who enjoyed online games. We came together as a group of friends, and we have stayed together as a community who appreciate each other's company.
I am administrating this GoFundMe with their permission and on their behalf, and I will provide updates as often as possible. The moment I heard about their predicament - I sent over some of my savings, but while €400 isn't much - it's a lot for me. When they told me it was too much - I had to remind them that friends help each other out!
Could I please - ask that you help me, help them with their first child?
Thank you so much -- Sarah.
- Bergsteinn Einarsson
- Elísabet Erlendsdóttir
- Guðný Gísladóttir
- Friðþjófur Bergmann