Their little girl, Céilí, wanted to make an entrance into the world early. She was born at 26 weeks, weighing 2 lbs and 2 oz. This is not only emotionally difficult, but also difficult financially.
The Smootz's are separated from their daughter, which they know is the best thing for her, but is hard. Besides the emotional challenges, there are going to be financial ones as well. Months of Céilí in the hospital, and unpaid leave from work to mention a few. Even the amount of money they will need for gas to drive to and from the hospital to visit their sweet girl will be a strain (as it would be for anyone).
Please consider giving to this wonderful family and help them enjoy their new little girl as much as possible and remove some of the future financial strain they may be feeling. They would never ask for this kind of help, but as their friend, I couldn't sit by and do nothing. I'm sure many of you feel the same way.
Give what you can, every little bit counts.
- Libby Weed
- Charles Smaistrla
- Rahelly Gelfanboim
Organizer and beneficiary
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more