Since their birth, the twins have been receiving excellent, round-the-clock care in the NICU. Countless nurses, doctors, and specialists have watched over them as the girls struggled to develop and function in the world much earlier than their little bodies anticipated.
Each day has presented new challenges, perhaps the scariest being Paige's brain bleeds that led to the accumulation of excess fluid in her head. At 5 weeks old, Paige underwent surgery (ETV) to correct the fluid buildup and reduce pressure on her developing brain. ETV is technically still experimental in infants, so Paige was the youngest and smallest patient that her surgeon had ever done this procedure on. She's a fighter, and she started to improve rapidly after coming out of the operating room.
There are still many unknowns in the girls' lives, but as they've grown and their health has stabilized, their parents have begun preparing to bring them home. Hospital discharge discussions also include payment discussions, and Elizabeth and Zach recently learned that they will be responsible for covering over $15,000 of the bill. Finding that amount would be difficult for any new parents, and is particularly hard on a firefighter's salary and ministry income.
We know that advocating for the girls' care and paying for their treatments may very well be a years-long battle for Zach and Liz. But we also know that they're not alone, that an entire community will be here to help, in the same way that these two have dedicated their lives to serving the needs of others.
Over the past two months, I have been amazed at the generosity that Liz and Zach's friends and family have shown; from advice, to care packages, to the thousands of prayers offered up for this family. As they take a leap into their next phase of parenthood, any financial gifts we can give will help them to provide for the girls and put their minds at ease.￼
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