Please help me raise money for funeral expenses for baby Journey.
The story: My sister Sarah had always wanted a baby and after years of trying was beginning to lose hope. Then the miracle happened and she became pregnant with her first baby! She and her boyfriend Mike were very happy and excited. Mike's older daughter Alexandria was ecstatic about becoming a big sister. Throughout the pregnancy everything progressed smoothly and mother and baby were both healthy.
The birth was eagerly anticipated.
Sarah finally went into the hospital to give birth on September 27th. Everyone was so excited and could not wait to meet the new baby.
Unfortunately it was a very difficult and prolonged delivery. At some point during the delivery the umbilical cord became compressed and cut off blood flow to Journey's brain and other organs. When she was finally born she was not breathing and did not have a heartbeat. Doctors were able to resuscitate her and she was airlifted to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Upon arrival there, doctors discovered that severe damage had been done to her brain, heart, lungs and other organs during the time that she was without oxygen. They worked very hard and took very good care of our Journey but her condition did not improve. She had to be resuscitated again the following morning and then for a third time that afternoon. Unfortunately the third time was unsuccessful. The damage done to her tiny body was just too severe. Sweet little Journey went to heaven less than 24 hours after her birth.
The family are heartbroken and devastated. They expected and prepared to bring home their little bundle of joy but instead are forced to plan a funeral. All of their resources having gone into preparation for a baby, they are unable to afford funeral expenses. Please help us fund a memorial service and funeral for their sweet little angel that went to heaven far too soon. Thank you so much.
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