Blakelynn Drew Parent

This is Gunner and Cierra Parent pictured with their newborn baby girl Blakelynn. Blakelynn Drew Parent was born August 15th, 2018 at 7:56 a.m. weighing 2lbs and 13in long. She was born prematurely at 26 weeks and 5 days, but she is fighting strong.
Now I would like to share Gunner and Cierra’s story. The couple started dating on March 30th 2012, she a freshman and he a sophomore in high school. On June 18, 2016 they decided to profess their love for each other to the world and were married. Soon after they decided to try and expand their family, but things didn’t go as they had hoped. After nearly a year of trying, they began to become discouraged when all of a sudden the pregnancy test came back positive. They was overjoyed, after a year they were finally getting their dream, but life had other plans. When they went to get their ultrasound they discovered they had a blighted ovum. As you can imagine they was devastated. After weeks of recovering, both mentally and physically, they decided it was time to try again. To their disbelief just weeks later they had another positive test, but sadly this one ended in miscarriage. Two miscarriages within a 3 months span had, to no surprise, greatly affected this young couple. However they still didn’t let that discourage them from creating the family they so desperately wanted. Then this year in March they had yet another positive pregnancy test. Although excited, they was terrified of the previous results happening again. Yet week after week and appointment after appointment they watched as their little baby grew, and as she grew their excitement grew. The pregnancy was going well until Sunday August 12th, when they was admitted to the hospital. Cierra had high blood pressure and they soon discovered why, she had what is known as preeclampsia which can be detrimental to both mom and baby. After a few days of being monitored the doctor decided it was time to deliver at just 26 weeks 5 days.
Currently Blakelynn is doing well, but soon mom and dad will be discharged. They will no longer be able to stay at the hospital and they live over two hours away. Housing and transportation are going to be costly, especially when dad has to begin commuting to work. We are asking for any type of donation to help assist this beautiful family on their way to recovery. I would like to thank you in advance for your donation and prayers.  They are truly appreciated.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Liz Barron-Mackey 
Organizer
Pittsburg, OK
Gunner Parent 
Beneficiary

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