Gemma and Terezia's burial

Courtney is a dear friend who was expecting her 9th baby (a girl,Terezia Immaculata) and went into preterm labor. After a week of keeping little Terezia's birth at bay, labor could not be stopped and the doctors preformed a c-section due to the risk of a uterine rupture. Terezia was born at 27 weeks and 6.5 days on July 10 and weighed 2lbs 11 oz. Hopeful that she would make it, her parents Courtney and Terry were dismayed when they were told her lungs were failing. Shortly after, she became critical and, although doctors tried resuscitating her many times, she  unfortunately passed away. Terezia went home to Jesus on July 12th.

Sadly, this is the second time our dear friends have had to face the tragic loss of a newborn. In 2005, Courtney lost Gemma, who was diagnosed with Full Trisomy 13 at 17 weeks gestation and lived for 52 minutes after her birth. Gemma  is buried across the state in Florida.

The purpose of this fundraiser is to bring some relief to this amazing family, who not only have been very generous with their children, but have taken care of many friends when we have been in need. Just like these 2 sisters are together in Heaven, we would like for them to be together on earth. Our goal is to raise $15,000 in order to move Gemma next to Terezia and have Gemma's headstone redone to have both girls names inscribed. Unfortunately, the process is extremely costly for this very large family of 10 and they need our help.

We hope those who read this would consider helping Courtney and Terry, an amazing example of a Catholic prolife family. They are a humble couple who always said YES to God's will and have had to bear the loss of two baby girls.

We ask that you help us bring these 2 little souls together on earth, close enough so that the parents, brothers and sisters can visit them. Whether you can make a contribution or not, we ask that you pray for the physical healing of Courtney, her emotional well-being and that of her family.

God bless you all.

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Courtney Holihen 
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