Tanya and Steven's Story:
These two have been trying for a baby for many years now. Tanya and Steven lost two sons who were born early. Steven Jr. was born in 2011 at 17 weeks and Greyson was born in 2012 at 19 weeks. It was heartbreaking seeing these two lose two children so early, but Steven and Greyson had to be watching over their Mommy and Daddy. It wasn't much longer until Tanya announced that she was pregnant again!
Tanya was a high risk pregnancy to begin with due to her history with her sons. She took every precaution and did every procedure that was brought up to her to keep this baby as healthy as possible. However, at 26 weeks and 2 days, her water broke.
Tanya and Steven welcomed their daughter Neela Krystine on April 19, 2014 weighing 1lb 15oz. The little princess is only 13 3/4" long! Neela has a full head of hair and is very active. She was on a ventilator but is now able to breathe on her own. She is a little miracle!
Neela Krystine has to stay in the NICU until closer to her due date, which is all of the way into July. The hospital is in Pittsburgh, PA"”2 hours away from home. Tanya and Steven do not want to leave her side, but the expenses are becoming overwhelming, even after only two days. They have checked every housing and short-stay accommodation and cannot afford any of these on a single income.
If they are unable to obtain the funds, Tanya and Steven will have to drive the 2 hours daily to see their Neela. This is why I want to help. I have seen the support and prayers being said each minute from friends and strangers since Neela was born. Now is the time for us to join together to support Tanya, Steven, and little Neela. Let's raise enough money so Mommy and Daddy don't have to be so far away each day.
I know Tanya and Steven will be forever grateful for any donations that come their way.
Thank you all so much.
- Kayela Teates
- michael stouffer
- Rodgers Family
Oil City, PA