Finn Parker Urgo Memorial Fund
After tears and prayer, God gave us a great peace to give our son life for as long as we possibly could.
Since anencephaly affects the brain and skull, pregnancy is complicated and doctors were very clear that our baby could die at any point.
But we knew our little man was a fighter...which is why we named him Finn: fair fighter, persistent and brave.
Parker(keeper of the forest) is in honor of our love for trees and the outdoors, where we most experience God in His creation.
We treasured the moments we had with Finn: sharing sweet family time, experiences with his big brother, Levi, and talking about his movements and activity to anyone who would listen.
God laid 2 Corinthians 4:18 on our hearts as a verse to hold onto in times of despair and grief, since our hope was in a miracle that was yet to be seen and we knew Finn was making an impact on eternity even from the womb.
Lynnsey carried Finn to full term on April 17th and doctors advised induction on 4-19-17. After a very long labor process Finn was compassionately delivered by the expert staff at Augusta Health at 2:53pm on Friday, April 21st. His family lovingly welcomed him, held him, kissed him and absorbed every moment they could spend with him before the sun set all too quickly on our time with him.
We continue to be amazed at the impact of this little life and desire to give back to the incredible community of love who prayed, hoped and cried with us as we cherished our little boy.
The funds* raised through this campaign will go to:
- a scholarship to a deserving Page County High School Senior, pursuing a career in medicine, in the classes of 2017-2020 (the groups of students who lovingly anticipated Mrs. Urgo's baby)
- a piece of equipment to be donated to the Labor & Delivery Unit at Augusta Health in Finn's name
- a memorial designation on a local trail or outdoor area
*If anyone would prefer to write a check, please make it out to Staunton Alliance Church and designate it for "Finn Urgo's Memorial Fund" in the memo.
Please mail it to:
Staunton Alliance Church
560 New Hope Road
Staunton, VA 24401
Finn's bench was installed this fall at Mountain View Park and it is beautiful. Thank you so much to all who so generously donated to make that memorial site possible. If you have a chance to visit, please take a picture on the bench and send it to me here or on Instagram so we can add you to our scrapbook.
Additionally, my amazing friends and neighbors have encouraged us to do a 5K at the Park on Finn's birthday to raise money for a Cuddle Cot to donate to Augusta Health (where Finn was delivered).
For more information on the Cuddle Cot and the Walk/Run please visit the race site...
We cannot thank you enough for all of your financial gifts, meals, kind words and emotional support through this journey of grief and hope.
We continue to trust the Lord to work all things together for our good and His purposes (Romans 8:28)
Blessings to you <3