Lareesia “Weedie” B Wright’s Children Fund

Recently I lost my fiancée Lareesia Wright to COVID-19 complications on Christmas Day after a hard-fought battle with the virus that lasted more than three months - and I do not want her to be just another statistic for COVID-19 deaths.

 Despite this tragedy, a healthy baby boy was born who will never know his mother. Maurice Turner III. Right now I’m still trying to process the grief. Lareesia was a mother of two and pregnant with a boy approaching the due date.

Coronavirus caused her to have breathing issues, and she went to the hospital. Our son, was born premature on August 27, 2021. My fiancée then begin ECMO treatment at Banner University in September and fought for her life for the next three months. That was the last time I was able to hear my fiancée's voice, now raising our children we shared together on my own.

My mother has been here in Phoenix for the past 6 months helping keep the kids while I go to work, but she has a husband she lives with in Mississippi. She will return home at the end of this month and I will begin my journey as a single father.

This money will help me pay for childcare for my kids for the entire year. And help me with my newborn when needed throughout the evenings and nights. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you all and God Bless.

My fiancée has been fighting for her life battling Covid after giving birth to our son, whom she has never even held. Her name is Weedie. Her condition is critical and she is currently in a coma in ICU on a ventilator.

We live in Phoenix, just us, our 12 year old, 3 year old and newborn. Her entire support team is 3000 miles away in Memphis. I have been off work to care for our 2 kids and the newborn. This fund would help me and my family out. Because Weedie was positive for Covid after giving birth to our son she could not hold him. And still has not held him to this day. 

We decided to let our 12 year old go
back in school this year and she came home sick. We all ended up getting sick but Weedie did not get better. What was expected to be a couple days in the hospital turned into almost a month now. I tested negative for Covid and the kids are too. We had to have our son 5 weeks early because Weedie was positive and they did not want to risk the baby getting Covid, but also they could not begin her treatment while she was pregnant.

We arrived at the hospital August 26, a day before she gave birth. She tested positive for Covid and the doctors decided to induce her labor. Our son was born premature on the 27 of August. I was right there with her holding her hand every step of the way. After his birth I had to leave her side to attend to our newborn baby in the hospital with him for 2 weeks. When I left her on August 27th, that was the last time I held her hand and she has been in the hospital every since. 

Right now Weedie is fighting for her life. I am raising money for funds to help me and our kids make it through this
devastating crisis. Weedie and I are alone here in Phoenix with our kids trying to deal with so much.

My fiancé passed away Saturday morning on Christmas Day. These funds will help us greatly. 
I am truly grateful for anyone who can show their support and help. Please keep my family in your prayers.

Thank you.
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Maurice Turner 
Phoenix, AZ