An angel was born!

My name is Stephanie and I want to talk about My brother Tommy and his wife Cassie. They are some amazing loving people who have had an amazing year so far. Like everyone in this world, they had dreams! They wanted a wedding of their dreams, a house to raises a family, and of course a baby! They ended up reaching their dreams! They bought a house over a little year ago, got married in October 2017 (definitely had a time of my life) and to top it off they are finally expecting their first baby together. They had some difficulty getting pregnant and having staying successful in pregnancies. Right before their October wedding they found out they were pregnant! When they finally went public with their pregnancy with my soon to be god baby, We were all so happy and excited for them and to add another baby to the hoffman clan but even more exciting for the labarre/ Goldberg clan because it is the 1st GRANDBABY!! On February 18th 2018 they had a gender reveal party and guess what?? ITS A BOY!! Everything was going perfect until April 11th when Tommy rushed Cassie to the hospital! She had severe chest pain, blood pressure was rising quick and high. He was trying to get her to United but the pain was so intense that they ended up at Regions Hospital. They were told that she has severe preeclampsia and needed to have an emergency c-section! Poor Cassie had a consition call HELLP! HELLP is caused by severe preeclampsia (HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening liver disorder thought to be a type of severe preeclampsia! It is characterized by Hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells, Elevated Liver enzymes (which indicate liver damage), and Low Platelet count.)
They don’t deserve this! They did everything right! As we sit back waiting and praying that everything is okay with both baby and mommy, suddenly the doctor came out and announced my godson, Precious Benjamin Steven Hoffman was born April 11th 2018 @ 8:04AM at just 28 weeks 6 days. He weighs 2lbs 2oz, 15 1/5 inches long! He came out crying and doing well. He was transferred to United children’s hospital where he will be in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Cassie will had to stay over night at Regions due to her platelets being extremely low and high risk for stroke, seizures. They ran tests and gave her platelets and once her tests come back to normal, she can finally be transferred to United and finally meet her son!
On April 12th Benjamin had to be intubated and had a chest tube placed in this morning due to having slight issue breathing! Cassie is finally transferred to United and finally got to meet her miracle baby boy! Benjamin will have to stay up until 12 weeks in the hospital. The reasoning behind this GOFUNDME page is to help with my godsons medical expenses and to help cover what will not be covered! We need prayers and well wishes are still needed for his strength and health as he continues to grow. Please add another prayer for Cassie for a fast and healthy recovery and another prayer for Tommy to remain strong and brave and to take care of himself! Every contribution is greatly appreiciated and we thank you very much for all of the love and support.

The Hoffman’s, Palomares, May, Goldbergs, Labarre family!
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You were bought into this world as early as you were so you can be mommy and daddies miracle from god himself! You are loved by many baby boy! Keep staying strong!
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Organizer and beneficiary

Stephanie Hoffman 
Organizer
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Cassie LaBarre 
Beneficiary
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