my name is Copelin Lapare. My expected birthday was January 15th, 2015, but I decided I wanted to surprise my mommy & daddy just a little too early for them to have everything they need for me. Instead I came October 21st, 2014 breathing 100% by myself since I allowed mommy to give me, "big man, get tough man shots", steriods to help develop my lungs. My mommy didn't know it but she had a disease of her placenta, which helps me eat, sleep, and grow.. but with the disease, it lacked on all of it. So for my "pre eclampsia age" I was right where I was supposed to be, but normally, I could have ONE WHOLE WHOPPING pound bigger being born at this age. But don't worry, I'll get there. It just takes time, patience, and of course, the best, tlc. Which mommy and daddy have shown me plenty of, and will continue. I weighed 940 grams, which is 2 lbs 1 oz when I was born. Since then I've gained 50 grams. Making me now weigh 950 grams. The nurse says its from all these cords hooked up to me. She just doesnt want to admit that I'm awesome and gain weight really fast like my mommy. But I have my daddy's nose, his big ol' man hands and fingers (my ring finger is just as long as my middle finger)daddy says theyre good for the "Mr.FixIt" job that ill learb some day. I also have daddy's chin...for now, and my daddy's long legs. Hopefully i missed out on his hips though, he has to have hip surgery soon, and hes only 22...shhhh! I didnt tell you that! I have my short mommy's torso (no hopes for playing basketball now!), mommy's chinky eyes, I honestly have NO idea how she has seen out of these things for years...this is definitely going to take some work. mommy's short arms, and mommy hopes I have her ears since she hasn't seen them yet, but i couldnt tell you either since I havent had time to flatter myself in a mirror yet, ive been way too busy growing. I love my mommy & daddy very much, I just couldn't wait to meet them! But me coming 3 months early really really had them scatter brained. My mommy & daddy currently live in a home that is not good for their health, and especially my health, but they were trying to move and get everything they needed to bring me up in this world out here, but I kind of interrupted the plans... I'm working on that as well. But since I do get to spend extra time getting to know extra cool doctors and nurses in my own little room at the hospital, mommy & daddy should have time to find a house for our little family and be able to get moved in before I come home. But they still have a lot of other things too that they need for me. Things like a thermometer, first aid kid, diapers, clothes, body wash, all of my basic necessities really. Mommy & daddy have a site where you can go crazy buying me anything and everything you want to help me out! But mommy & daddy also thought for those that haven't met me yet but still want to help me, they can help me here to bring me home to a nice safe environment where mommy & daddy have absolutely everything they need for me. My mommy & daddy don't know I know, but I listen even when I'm sleeping... because I'm sneaky like that. They're worried about not being able to see me often while I'm in my awesome nicu room in the hospital since they live an hour away and they say it will be hard to still come see me and use alot of gas and money to sleep, eat, and daddy still has to be able to work so he can continue providing for me and mommy. I don't know why they use money to sleep? I dont, I just hang out in this cool box for now until I get to go home. Hopefully, if all goes well I get to go home on the day mommy & daddy actually expected me to go home. Mommy always tells me I have two fur brothers at home that can't wait to meet me. Their names are Tex and Boots, I am just too excited to go home and meet them and start my life with mommy & daddy without any doctors around. I know I am going to make it home without any issues and any complications, no one knows that yet. I'm just letting everyone be on their tip toes for three months since I like watching people dance. If you help my mommy & daddy, you would really be helping me. If you can't help my mommy, daddy, & me financially, please at least say a little prayer once a day to bring us all through what God brought us too. My mommy & daddy really really appreciate anything & everything that has come and will come our way. I always hear them talk about how blessed we are as a family. They say they aren't mad that I'm here early, but I see my mommy cry alot. I'm not sure why, I think it's because she is scared for me, but if I could tell her I would tell her that I am going to just fine. That she and daddy just needs to worry about getting ready for me to come home. I have awesome nurses here who watch me day & night when they can't be here to watch me. I want to tell every one who reads my story, thank you for taking the time just to read it. If you understand where I am, or where my mommy & daddy stand, thank you. They're very worried and love me very much. We all three appreciate every litttle thing. Please share my story and say a little prayer for me so that my mommy & daddy can take me home to a new safe home with everything I could possibly need to survive. Especially a thermometer!
That is my story, don't forget my name is Copelin Floye Lapare.. but you can totally call me Cope for short because I'll rock it lIke I'm a space ship.
- David S Abercrombie Jr
- Dan Ewert
- Colleen Rantz
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