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Save the Kempel Quints

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Raised by 92 people in 5 months
Chad and Amy got the shock of their life this past fall when they learned that Amy was carrying Quintuplets.  

Our Story

From the beginning of their marriage Chad and Amy had dreamed of having at least 3 children.  After years of failed attempts and miscarriages, Amy learned she was pregnant with twin boys, Marshall and Spencer. The boys were born prematurely at 22 weeks,  however they only lived for a few hours. The loss for the young couple was devastating.

Despite having another miscarriage, Chad and Amy decided they were ready to try again.  With the help of modern fertility drugs they’ve since been blessed with 2 healthy girls, Savannah and Avery.  Still wanting a larger family they decided to try once more.  In August 2017, at their first ultrasound appointment, they were surprised to see 5 beating hearts on the screen.  

Unfortunately their current insurance provider, Kaiser in Walnut Creek, CA, does not have experience in quintuplet multiple-birth deliveries. Kaiser recommended that they “selectively reduce” the number of fetuses in order to improve the odds for the remaining babies. Chad & Amy labored over the decision and at the last minute decided that, in good conscience , they could not terminate any of the babies.  

Hoping for a Miracle

After extensive research they found a doctor in Arizona who holds one of the highest success rates in multiple-birth deliveries. Doctor John Elliott has successfully delivered more than 700 triplets, 109 quadruplets and 23 sets of quintuplets. Their Kaiser hospital has noexperience with a quintuplet delivery.  For these babies to have the best chance of surviving, Amy and Chad must relocate to Arizona to be under the care of Dr. Elliott.  Even 2 weeks more in the womb  would greatly increase the chance of survival.  Kaiser has denied Chad and Amy’s request for out of network care under Dr. Elliott.  This is a critical time in Amy’s pregnancy and getting her to the specialist is vital.

As of today’s date, 11/24/2017 Amy is almost 22 weeks and will soon be on full-time bed rest at their home in Mountain House, CA. Chad is working as much as he is able from home and with the help of family and friends also taking care of their 2 young daughters. Their parents are doing all they can to help but there is a limit to what they can do. So the family is now reaching out to their friends and others that are willing to help with the tremendous expense they are dealing with and their effort to get Amy and the babies the critical care they need.

They can’t do this alone

We are very grateful that you are taking the time to read their story.  Please contribute if you are able to do so.

How your donation helps

100% of your donation goes to helping Amy and Chad pay for medical care and hospital costs for the pregnancy and neonatal care. 

-$4,000-$5,000 per day, per child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (89 day Average stay based on 27 week birth of the quintuplets)
-Approximately $250,000 in hospital care and medicine, Amy is supposed to be on bed rest through the remainder of the pregnancy.

-If enough money is not raised and Amy cannot receive care in Arizona, any raised funds will be used for necessities for the quintuplets.

-If the quintuplets are born too early to be saved Amy and Chad will use any raised funds for funeral expenses and then donate unused funds to a similar cause. If voting on an alternative cause is an option they will propose that to the donors.

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Read more about Chad, Amy and the Quints:
Mercury NewsFamily fighting desperately to save quintuplets
Mercury News (12/9/17 Followup)Facing an uphill battle, quintuplet mom will spend Christmas on bed rest 
Daily Mail: Pregnant woman and husband appeal to White House to intervene after hospital blocks them from seeking a specialist for help in high-risk delivery of QUINTUPLETS 
KTVU: KTVU 10'oclock News 3-25-2018 
You can also join us on the Save the Kempel Quints Facebook page

Lincoln, Grayson, Preston, Noelle, GabriellaKempel Family
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Unbelievably, the babies are four months old today. We had a couple colds last week but other than that everyone has continued to do well. They each way 10-11 pounds and are really starting to give us a workout. The attached photo was taken on April 6th by Gaby Clark Photography. If you'd like to see more photos of the babies you can see them on the Gaby Clark Photography Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/gabyclarkphotography/posts/1703926959660335

I'm still working on sending out the coins. I sent out a few testers and they were returned because my envelopes were too small. Another one looks like it might have destroyed a sorting machine (see attached). Hopefully I figure this out soon and get all the coins in the mail.

Happy Mother's Day! This will definitely be one that we will not forget.
Gaby Clark Photography 4/6/18
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Donors as of April 10, 2018 who will be receiving a Kempel Quintuplets coin in the coming weeks:

Amanda Gomez, Angelo Ravella, Anne Heaphy , Annette McNamee, Anthony Holguin, Ben Pimperton, Betty Enoch, Brianna and Travis Fox, Charlene Soots, Clara Boyden, Custom Ink LLC, Dava Serbantes, Dave & Nancy Primrose, Debbie Hanner, Denise Inan, Dennis Hart, Diana Chung, Dolores Hanner,Donor Name, Gurra Grasseschi, Ida Mae Kempel, J T, James Kempel, Janice Decker, Jason and April Acosta, Jeanne Homer, Jeni Rhynes Ruiz, Jenny Schmidt, Jeremy Coleman, Jess Smith, JIll Bowman, Joe Morlan, Joselyn Duff, Julie Phayer, Karen Mckay, Kassidy Han, Katherine Hastings, Kathy Witt, Kayla Newell Adams, Kayla Tripp, Lauren Estes, Lin Barnhart, Lisie Harlow, Lorrie Sheets, Mark Witt, Mark and Christy Coons, Matt McGue, Meghan Bordi, Michael Kempel, Michelle White, Michelle Pedersen, Mike Lowell, Moe Mati, Nancy Clarke, Nicholas Kempel, Nicole Carpenter, Nitasha Witt, Noelle Busey, Paula Osorio, Rachel Kempel, Rebecca Ormonde, Robert Kempel, Sandy Pimperton, Sara Morgan, Sarah Tognoli, Sheryl Allen, Stephanie Nicole, Steven Kempel, Tim Cary, Tracy Priebe, Trish Shattuck

If you are not on the list and would like a coin we purchased 20 extras so that we can help another couple, Jamie and Skyler Scott, who also just gave birth to quintuplets on March 21st. To receive a coin just donate $20 or more to the Scotts GoFundMe campaign (copy and paste the link below) before May 1st and then send me a screenshot of your donation and your mailing address. You can send it using the private message feature on this page or you can send it to me privately on Facebook. Even if you do not donate you will be inspired by their story.

https://www.gofundme.com/scott-family-quintuplets?pc=fb_dn_postdonate_r&rcid=r01-151801363668-7f563b4bd29d4799
A Small Token
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They’re all home thanks to these amazing people...
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We'd like you to meet our babies.
Kempel Quintuplets
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