Stephanie and her husband Frank have twin daughters Naya and Milayna. Naya and Milayna were born 2 months early and have been separated since birth.
Naya has a host of medical issues, and has been at Sick Kids hospital for over 14 months. Stephanie has to stay at the hospital 24 hours a day with Naya because she doesn't have 24 hour nurse care in the surgery ward. Naya had heart surgery on November 10 and had to have emergency heart surgery again on November 25. While the surgeries themselves go well, Naya's heart is struggling to heal.
After she recuperates from herfinal heart surgery (surgery #3 and #4) they still have to figure out why she isn't able to tolerate food or her medication. Steph and Naya will likely be spending Christmas in the hospital. When Naya does eventually get to go home, she will likely need a g-tube and all of the equipment that goes along with it.
Stephanie will not be able to ever return to work, due to Naya's disabilities. They are such a strong family and refuse to ever ask for help. I'd love to surprise them with a cheque for Christmas to help reduce some of the debt that they have incurred while Stephanie lives at the hospital, as well as for any medical equipment Naya might need, that is not covered by OHIP.
Please, find it in your heart to give!
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