In memory of Levi Sempf

As Christie entered her 20 week check up and scan at the doctors, nothing could prepare her and her little family for what was ahead. Pregnant with her beautiful baby boy, who was the sole survivor of the twins she initially fell pregnant with, but unfortunately had lost the other twin earlier in the pregnancy. 

Findings from her 20 week scan discovered Christie’s cervix shortening and she was being monitored until being sent to the Mater Mother hospital at 22+6 weeks in Brisbane due to it shortening so quickly & so much that she faced the possibility of going into preterm labour, and was told she would need to stay close to the hospital until she was full term and had given birth to bub to eliminate any risks of going into labour. So Christie, her partner Luke and daughter Mila were staying at the Ronald McDonald House just across from the hospital. Just a week later Christie went into labour and Levi James Sempf was born on 30 August 2018 at just 23+5 weeks gestation. He weighed just one pound, eight ounces, his eyes were fused shut, his skin translucent. He wasn’t ready to be born, and yet, here he was, on what is known as the “edge of viability”. But he was perfect! Despite his strong fight and eager willingness to get through this critical time, Levi suffered a medical condition called “Necrotizing Enterocolitis” (NEC) which is a medical condition where a portion of the bowel dies. It typically occurs in newborns that are either premature or otherwise unwell. Tragically, on the 8th September 2018 Levi grew his angel wings and flew to heaven. 

As Christie and her family return home empty hearted, the preparations for Levi’s memorial begin. So we have created this go fund me page to help raise funds to go to the family. The cost of a funeral isn’t cheap so let’s get together and put little Levi to rest peacefully and allow them to grieve and get through this hard time together without having to worry about any financial stress, because no matter the situation, there are always bills to be paid. 

Any donations towards the family are appreciated more than ever. And to Christie, Luke & family - we hope this helps out in this devastating time and we send our deepest condolences and all of our love. X32842740_1536550240102724_r.jpeg

Donations

  • Amanda Sempf 
    • $200 
    • 21 mos
  • Lisa Hohn 
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
  • Bec Zac Farrow  
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
  • Melissa Burke 
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 21 mos
See all

Organizer

Dani Blanchard 
Organizer
Goondiwindi, QLD
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