All They Wanted Was a Child

We are humbly asking for your help in support of my incredible nephew, Kenny, and his beautiful wife, Ruby.

This amazing couple fell deeply in love and married in 2014. They bought a home together and began the journey of building a life and family together. Unfortunately, their journey has seen way too much heartache.

Kenny & Ruby endured three agonizing miscarriages prior to revealing, last Christmas, that they were pregnant again and, given how well and far they had progressed, had every reason to believe they were about to have the family they had been trying so hard to establish.

Unfortunately, Ruby developed gestational diabetes and, just days before their much anticipated baby shower, she was diagnosed with preeclampsia. She began treatment and was transferred to Portland for hospitalization, with the hopes of keeping her healthy enough to grow their baby for at least 2.5 more weeks. Regrettably, the preeclampsia resulted in a build-up of fluid around her lungs and heart, her blood pressure would become dangerously high, and her heart was suffering from it all... there was no choice but to deliver their baby on March 25, 2018, the day they were to have their shower.

Kenny & Ruby announced the birth of their SON, Liam Grayson Ball. He was born at 2lbs 6oz and seemed to be in good health – so well, in fact, that he got to go see Mommy and Daddy in their room right after his NICU check-up.

Sadly, the next four days would be an agonizing, emotional roller coaster as a hole was eventually discovered in both lungs; treatments were provided, CPR was given, and he was put on a ventilator… he was getting too much air, but not enough oxygen. And then, it was evident that Kenny & Ruby were living every parent’s worst nightmare when we read Kenny’s latest update:

“It is with heavy hearts that we had to say goodbye to our little baby boy at 1:22a this morning. Our little Liam is in heaven right now, flying with the angels. We would like to thank everyone who sent their prayers and positive thoughts our little boys way. Please continue to pray for our souls to heal from this. Gone but never forgotten, R.I.P. LIAM GRAYSON BALL. We will always love you.”

Ruby was to be discharged that same day however, she too has taken a turn; her blood pressure has gone back up and today, she remains in the hospital.

They will continue to need every possible positive thought and prayer as they try to find their way through this heart-wrenching, and agonizing time. This will be made even more difficult as they try to keep up with finances while they continue to be out of work and attempt to pay for a funeral, medical bills, and a mortgage.

They say it takes a village…. that’s exactly what we need. We’d like to raise as much money as we can to help with some of these financial struggles, and would very much appreciate all your prayers, positive thoughts, and help in any other way you think may benefit them during this time.

28754370_15224370320_r.jpegWe Love You Baby Liam... You Handsome Little Boy You Stole Our Hearts...
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