Help Us Lay Baby Gianna to Rest

After the unexpected birth of our youngest daughter on March 29, 2016 at only 28 weeks gestation, we never imagined having to make funeral plans the very next day. Money was tight expecting a new baby and now funding for a funeral is totally out of our reach.
Anything will help to get our baby girl the home going that she deserves.

Those of you who know me, really know me, were so excited a couple weeks ago when Johnny and I announced that were expecting a child in a few months.
Just entering my 28th week of pregnancy I was shocked when my water broke at Humana yesterday while I was working.
I was rushed by ambulance to Suburban Hospital where they almost immediately took me back for and emergency C-section.
She looked great, great color, muscle tone, etc. in fact her 10 min apgar score was 9!
We knew that this little girl was a fighter when we were told she already weighed 3 lbs. 2 oz. And kept trying to kick and push the doctors hands off of her. lol
Johnny and I kept being called into the NICU by the new doctor on shift, telling us that we need to come up to NICU.
Our sweet little baby's heart rate was booming but her blood pressure (18/9)and O2 saturation (8-51%) was extremely low.
After being hooked up to numerous medication pumps, blood plasma transfusion, countless jabs, and even morphine that I ask that she not be given. Along with our "pulling of the plug" encouraged. the doctor took it upon himself to pull our daughter's medicines and o2 himself.
After her brief visit of only 9 hours, Princess Gianna Marcelia Marie passed peacefully last night at around 11:45 PM.
Holding her perfect tiny lifeless body as amongst one of the most humbling experiences I have ever experienced, though it was also the most confusing and painful. This was the first of sleepless nights we plan to endure as we learn to cope with this great loss. My heart breaks this morning as Johnny and I watch this beautiful sunrise from my hospital room, just one of many beautiful things that our precious daughter will never have the chance to experience with her mother, father, or siblings.

Thank you in advance for prayers for our family.
Funeral arrangements will soon be announced.
Donations to help with her unexpected funeral service/end of life medical care will be greatly appreciated.

Gianna leaves behing mother - Jessie,  father - Johnny, and three siblings - Jordin, 8  Michael, 7, and Mia 6.  Her appearance into this world was highly anticipated and though our time with her was all to breif she will be greatly missed.

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Jessie Winn 

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