Indi Rocks!

Dear Friends,
As a community, we have witnessed Jen and Chris Stroven celebrate great triumphs and endure perilous tribulations during the last couple of years. From Jen being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, and that limiting her ability to carry a child safely, to Chris' amazing niece stepping forward to be their gestational carrier. And this year, their miracle baby Indi was born. However, this blessing came with significant challenges. Indi was born 10 weeks early at 2 lbs. 5 ounces, and was also diagnosed with VACTERL association, a constellation of birth defects requiring multiple surgeries and ongoing medical interventions. As a result, Indi spent her first five months of life in the NICU, an hour from the Stroven's home. 

Through it all, Jen and Chris have been brave and resilient and have taken each challenge head on. They are so deeply loved by us all; our fantastic community has rallied around them with love and support, offering prayers, meals, and care for Indi's big sister Mia, and more.

And yet, there remains a growing financial burden. We would like to help offset the debt they have incurred (from hospital bills, travel expenses, childcare and the like), and help them prepare for future expenses. We are hoping to raise $5,000 and we need your help! 

Please consider a donation and join us at Indi's benefit concert:

Indi Rocks!
Sunday, September 14th from 1:00-5:00pm
Old Dog Tavern, 402 East Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
Listen to the awesome sounds of...
1-ish - Red Tail Ring
2-ish - Allison Downey & John Austin
3-ish - Corn Fed Girls
4-ish - Red Sea Pedestrians

We will have kid friendly activities, a silent auction, light snacks and lots of fun!
Adult - $25.00 suggested donation
Under 18 - $5.00 suggested donation
Children under 5 - Free.

We hope to see you there and thank you for your support!
The Stroven Friend Network

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    • $125 
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    • $30 
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Jen Weaver Stroven
Kalamazoo, MI

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