I am helping my brother, John Hovey and his Fiance', Felecia Walker, raise money to help with medical and travel expenses with the birth of their daughter Aviana Rae.
On October 10th, 2017 my niece, Aviana Rae Hovey-Walker, was born premature at 32 weeks gestation. She was rushed to Seattle Children's Hospital and had emergency abdominal surgery to repair her intestines when she was just a few hours old. Aviana is a little fighter and is doing well but is expected to remain at Children's Hospital for at least another 6-8 weeks, during that time she will also have another intestinal surgery.
The burden of living far away...
John and Felecia live in Granite Falls and have been traveling over an hour each way to Seattle everyday to be with baby Avi. (It takes Felecia 2 hours in the morning!!) Felelica goes home each evening to care for her older daughter, Shianne, and keep Shianne's routine as normal as possible with school. On the weekends, John and Felecia are able to stay in one of the NICU sleeping rooms that the hospital provides, but have to get a hotel room when Shianne is with them. Expenses for gas, hotel 2-3 nights a month and inevidetable meals away from home have added up to around $1800 or more a month. We are raising money to help with the expenses from Aviana's first month in the hospital along with the remaining months she will remain in the hospital. After travel expenses are met, all remaining funds left over will go directly to pay Aviana's medical expenses and co-pays.
How you can help!
It would be an incredible blessing to be able to relieve some of the finanical burden John and Felecia are currently facing in an already highly stressful and emotional situation since the birth of their daughter. Anything helps even the smallest amount and it all adds up. ANY amount is greatly appreciated! Even if you are unable to donate monetarily, please take a second and share this on your Facebook page or through email and continuing PRAYING for Aviana. (Home meals are already being provided, thank you!)
Thank you again to everyone who has been praying and for your continued support for John, Felecia, Shianne and sweet baby Aviana!
Aviana Rae, tiny but FIERCE!
Avi has some kangaroo care with her daddy:
Sweet Avi snuggles:
Kisses from big sis Shianne!
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