Our little boy, Oliver Franklin, was born on June 23, 2017 after a difficult labor that eventually led to an emergency c-section. Being in the hospital was not part of our plan in the first place, much less finding medical interventions leading us to that point, so the budget for that was also not there.
When he was finally in our arms, we thought the crazy was over. But two days later, without warning or any signs that something could be wrong, Oliver passed away in his sleep while in his momma's arms. To this day, neither the autopsy nor his labs showed any indications of a problem, so it was ruled as SIDS.
(If you'd like to read a more in-depth account of his story, you can find part I here and part II here .)
In the aftermath of it all, we had several people ask how they could help with medical bills. It took several months for all of the bills to come through from the hospital, but they've finally all come in and we're working on paying them back. So we've set this up for those of you who've wanted to help with this facet of encouraging us. Please don't feel any pressure to--it's been over a year and in many ways the storm has settled a bit--but if that's something the Lord leads you to do, it's incredibly appreciated.
The amount listed as the goal covers a significant portion of the hospital bills. Should more than that goal be raised, it will go into a savings account for the rainbow babe that we're praying for.
- Bailey Sanderson-Eads
- Savannah Guthrie
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