Jackie and Finn

The St. Mary's Rehab team have been blessed with the priviledge of working with Jackie for almost a decade.  Now it is an honor for us to help her when she needs us the most.    

Jackie and Rainbow
(not his real name, but that’s what I call him)

The Backstory:

         Jackie is the best person on the planet (and that’s not hyperbole). She is kind and generous and she is always laughing. She works as an Occupational Therapist helping people shower, dress, return to their normal or new selves. She gets poop on her daily and she does not complain EVER.   She is a mother to Ellis (who is 4 years old) and Rainbow and a wife to Bill. She is a devout Christian. Jackie is 26 weeks pregnant with Rainbow. He is the baby boy Jackie and Bill have been waiting for since Ellis was born.

            Jackie was hospitalized last Friday and will have to stay in the hospital on bed rest until she delivers Rainbow. Rainbow is struggling and is still too little to come out. He is now in the in the 5% in terms of his growth (very little).

          At 26 weeks, Rainbow still weighs only about one pound, (smaller than a large burrito).  Jackie has been having complications in her pregnancy including dangerously high blood pressure, problems with the placenta and reduced blood flow to little Rainbow. He has had decelerations of his heart rate which are concerning.  The physicians have said that they would deliver him today if they could, but he is not ready yet. He needs to try to stay in at least three more weeks, ideally 6 more weeks. However long it takes, Jackie will need to stay in the hospital until she delivers him. That’s a long time to be in the hospital.

          Jackie has had her share of tough times (just as an example she lost both of her parents at a young age), but this is by far the hardest thing she has had to endure. She hates being still, she does not know what it means to rest.  But even more, she hates being away from Ellis. Before Friday night when she was admitted to the hospital, she had never spent one night away from him.


       To be honest, I don’t have a specific amount this will cost in total. I am sure it is astronomical. What I do know is that, at minimum, their deductible for the family is $13,000 so this is our goal. There are no words to express how much this will help. 

How you Can HELP:

         Because their primary source of income will be eliminated while she and Rainbow are in the hospital and then recuperating at home, the Casolare family needs our help.  We are asking you to help contribute anything you can in an effort to alleviate the burden of a huge hospital bill in addition to the other challenges they face now and will face in the future. Any amount will be so helpful and so appreciated.

        We are asking you to please donate to this important cause and also pray for her and her family.  Her faith has no bounds and every thought and prayer helps.

Thank you so much for reading and sharing this post!

We promise to update regularly!

Rainbow and Jackie’s Team.

  • Joy H 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Branislava Kapor 
    • $50 
    • 51 mos
  • Monica Ogletree 
    • $25 
    • 51 mos
  • Lillian Ogas 
    • $25 
    • 51 mos
  • Aunt Kathy 
    • $50 
    • 51 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Fernanda Martinez 
Tucson, AZ
William Cusimano