#HeadbandsforHarper

$4,770 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 90 people in 19 months
Tiffany Marie Lair
on behalf of Jantz Spalding
 GALESBURG, IL

It's been a life changing week to say the least. My wife called into the doctor on Thursday April 27th thinking she just couldn't shake a sinus infection. After a stay in the emergency room over night she was transferred immediately the next day to OSF in Peoria. What we thought was a sinus infection turned out to be an extreme case of preeclampsia. Two weeks earlier all of her levels were completely perfect - this happened out of nowhere and came in fast.

She became a permanent resident of OSF for what we thought could be the remainder of the pregnancy (August 4th due date). As I said before, this came fast and it hit her hard. This hit her so hard that she developed a life threatening illness called HELLP Syndrome. I will let you do your research (and I hope you do) but the only cure is delivery.

We delivered our beautiful baby girl Harper Elle Spalding on 5/4/17 at 7:37 a.m. - exactly 3 months early.

We are thrilled & our hearts are full of love - but there is the constant reminder that our daughter is in the hands of the NICU center at OSF for the next 3 months. This place couldn't provide more comfort and confidence.

Harper is doing extremely well for how early she was born - and though we expect many happy days - we fully expect days where our nerves are completely gone and we run out of tears.

Karigan Spalding, as expected - remains the strongest woman I have ever known. To say she was sick would be an understatement - and her ability to bounce back and be as well as she is right now is absolutely amazing.

We wanted to not only share our excitement with everyone but present a bit of awareness. Because just as our lives have changed as swiftly as they did - it can happen to anyone - and we can only pray for a positive outcome for everyone.

We have had close family, friends and co workers that have been aware of this since that Thursday in April - and from the bottom of our hearts - we cannot thank you enough for the love, support and constant blessings you have given us.

Hold everyone close to you as close as you can - and enjoy every minute of your life.

Love,

The Spaldings

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Update 11
Posted by Tiffany Lair
18 months ago
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Thinking of Harper today chat wait to meet you little girl! All our hearts are so full of love for her!!!
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Update 10
Posted by Tiffany Lair
19 months ago
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Thanks to some AMAZING people and multiple donations! We've reached our next goal! Way to go everyone and keep spreading the love for Harper and her family!!!! Jantz and Karigan are such special people to have such amazing friends and family!!!!!
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Update 9
Posted by Tiffany Lair
19 months ago
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So close to our next goal I can taste. Come on everybody let spread the love and prayers!!!
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Update 8
Posted by Tiffany Lair
19 months ago
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Everyone is still being so amazing and giving!!! Hopefully baby Harper will be doing much better this week! Still thinking and praying for this sweet baby girl!
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Louellen Lambertson
12 months ago

Glad everything has worked out....next thing remain calm...

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$4,770 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 90 people in 19 months
Created June 10, 2017
Tiffany Marie Lair
on behalf of Jantz Spalding
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18 months ago
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Julie Davis
18 months ago
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Julie Carr-Martin
18 months ago

Prayers for Harper! Keep fighting little one! Sending our love and prayers! Love, The Carr family -Ron, Julie & Ronda

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Anonymous
18 months ago

The Lord's Blessings to your family and Baby Harper- continued prayers for health, peace, comfort and wisdom. Jesus is with you all, always.

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Louellen Lambertson
12 months ago

Glad everything has worked out....next thing remain calm...

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