On Thursday, March 16th 2017, a pair of twins were born at 33 weeks via cesarean section at Stanford Medical Care Center in Palo Alto CA. The mother, Jamie Snider, age 30 of Fresno CA, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cervical cancer at the very beginning stages of her pregnancy. Jamie underwent intensive treatment and therapies for her disease while continuing to nourish the growth of her two little miracles. The twins, Camila and Nico are tiny, healthy, vibrant and stable. With so much sadness in my heart I regret to report that on Friday morning, March 17th 2017, Jamie's health took a fatal turn and she passed away of congenital heart failure in an emergency surgery that morning. Heath Coigny, her partner and father to Camila and Nico, will relocate to Pelham NH as soon as the twins are ready to travel. As Heath works towards establishing a stable and loving environment to raise his infant son and daughter, his dedicated sister Willow and husband Kevin Smith will be taking the family into their home. Willow and Kevin also have two sons of their own. In addition to extensive medical costs for the twins, the Coigny family will have to cover travel expenses to get them to NH safely. They will also be in need of basic infant necessities (diapers, formula, etc.). If you have known the Coigny/Smith family for any length of time, you know that they are strong, compassionate, kind-hearted human beings who would graciously give whatever they could for the chance to help another human being overcome any hardships. The family has been through so much already and the journey ahead will bring further challenges. We would be eternally grateful for any donations to help the Coigny family provide Camila and Nico with the funds needed to start their lives on solid ground. Please help us spread the word and show them the love and support they need.
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