Miracles for Madison

Madison Grace Jones was born on June 15, 2017 at exactly 23 weeks, she weighed just 1.39 pounds. Her story is that of a true miracle, her mom Lisa started a regular work day on Tuesday June 13th when she experience some bleeding. After going to the Women's Center at Newark she was immediately sent to Strong Memorial Hospital after receiving the terrifying news that her labor had started at just 22 weeks and 5 days. The prognosis for Madison was not good and doctors at Strong even gave Lisa and her fiance Sam the option to terminate but that was not an option for this family. They were going to fight for their baby girl and Lisa was determined to carry Madison as long as she possibly could. Despite their best efforts the doctors were unable to stop Lisa's labor and it continued to progress over the next 2 days. On Thursday Lisa was told that if she did not make it until midnight when Madison was officially 23 weeks they would not be able to intervene and save her life. But Lisa is strong and she held Madison for 5 hours at 10 centimeters dilated until she was past midnight and Madison was born at 12:30 am on June 15th. It's truly miraculous that Madison is here today, alive and fighting! Now the really hard part begins as Madison begins her extremely long and diffuclt road in the NICU, she has many mielstones to meet and a lot of growing left to do. She is currently the smallest baby in the NICU at the Golisano Children's Center at Strong Memorial Hospital! This was very unexpected and no family is prepared for something like this. During this very critical time Lisa will be unable to work so that she can stay by Madison's side, helping her and loving her through every step of the healing process. Madison is doing well right now but there are still many unknowns. She is a special, determined little girl with the spirit of a fighter, please consider donating to help ease this burden and allow this family to heal and grow together.

Donations ()

  • Nicole Anjos 
    • 50 $ 
    • 32 mos
  • Kathy & Bill Homan 
    • 30 $ 
    • 33 mos
  • Danielle Thorn 
    • 25 $ 
    • 33 mos
  • Rosemarie Riservato 
    • 50 $ 
    • 33 mos
  • Steve & JoAnn Woznick 
    • 25 $ 
    • 33 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Kayla DeWolf 
Organizer
Clyde, NY
Lisa Snyder 
Beneficiary
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more