Mission for Grace

Thank you for visiting our site today to help raise funds to pay for Grace's NICU medical bills! 

My husband and I found out we were expecting our 2nd child in August, 2017. We moved from Springfield, Missouri to Grand Cayman in 2014. We were thrilled to find out we were expecting as it had been a rough year due to the passing of my mother and my husband's grandfather. We had already been blessed with our 5-year-old son, Elijah. We decided to name our new arrival, a girl, Grace Noel. 

In January, during an appointment with my obstetrician, our Dr. expressed concern because the baby's growth was not where it should be at that point in the pregnancy. Our Dr. recommended that we travel to Miami for further testing with a specialist. We arrived in Miami January 28. The next day, January 29, we went to the specialist who performed an ultrasound. During the ultrasound the specialist noticed the growth of the baby being behind as well as reverse diastolic flow in the umbilical cord. Reverse diastolic flow can affect the babies oxygen level so the specialist came in and told us that we were to go immediately to Miami Baptist Hospital for an emergency c-section.

Our daughter Grace was born one month early at 9:55 p.m. January 29, 2018. After birth she was immediately rushed to the NICU at Miami Baptist Hospital. She had low blood sugar, was turning blue due to lack of oxygen, and was very small. She weighted 4.6 lbs. The next day the doctors told my husband and I that Grace appeared to have several soft markers that could indicate a genetic disorder. She was also born with an extra thumb on one hand. Grace had a large PDA and small PFO in her heart. There was no evidence of a PDA when she was discharged from the Miami NICU. They drew blood from Grace to send it off for testing. We waited 13 days to discover that Grace was positive for Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome. Grace spent 28 days in NICU's A, B, and C at Miami Baptist Hospital. She was released from the hospital Feb. 26th. We headed home to Grand Cayman on March 1st. 

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We have set up this Go Fund Me account to help us with Grace's current and future medical expenses. She has exceeded her yearly allotment in medical insurance so none of her medical services are covered for the rest of the year. The Neonatology Physician's Group is offering us a discounted price of $42,000.00 on Grace's NICU bill.  We are hoping that through this site, we can raise awareness of the financial burden placed on our family, while also allowing a way for friends and loved ones to help. GoFundMe has a setting  for donations to be made anonymously.

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Any money raised will be used to help cover expenses and bills we have incurred for our new daughter. We cling to the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 12:9, "My Grace is sufficient for you." God has graced us with the gift of Grace Noel. She is our angel. Thank you and God Bless. 

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Donations

  • Miss TPA 
    • $131 
    • 22 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $120 
    • 22 mos
  • Shena Caskey 
    • $50 
    • 23 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
  • Memory of JD Mustain  
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
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Organizer

Joy Douglas 
Organizer
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