Baby Mercy's Family Fund

$1,585 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 32 months
Baby Mercy is the daughter of Ty and Amy Roberts (RaisingArrows.net).  She was 11 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and 22 inches long.  But, she did not enter this world screaming and crying.  She entered the world purple and quiet.

But, she’s a fighter.

She was a wiggle worm all throughout Amy's pregnancy, and that fight came out as she worked hard to breathe in those first few minutes…the minutes that seemed like hours to a mama lying on the sidelines, shaking from the medication, praying over and over that her little girl would cry.

But she didn’t.

So, the doctors and nurses whisked her away to NICU to be intubated and assess her condition.

Mercy was born with a cleft palate and a recessed chin (micrognathia).  The specific condition is known as Pierre Robin Sequence.  In her case, her tongue was blocking her airway and intubating her proved to be very difficult.

The day after she was born, the NICU doctor came up to speak to Ty and Amy about the situation and his grave concern that this feisty little girl would pull the tube out herself and the doctors and nurses would not be able to get it back in.  He felt she needed a jaw distraction surgery (mandibular distraction), and she needed it immediately.  So, while Amy was left behind to recover from the c-section, Ty quickly packed and boarded a jet plane with Mercy and a medical flight team headed for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

At 5 days old, Mercy went into surgery for her jaw.  This surgery involved breaking Mercy's jaw, and putting hardware into the jaw with rods sticking out from behind her ears that are turned twice a day with a screwdriver-type instrument in order to lengthen her jaw and allow for the tongue to come forward and no longer fall back into her airway.  It was a success!

Mercy will continue to need medical care throughout the course of the next year, creating a financial need for her family in the way of food, gas, lodging, and care for her siblings and mom and dad.  Her family is extremely grateful for the generosity of friends and family via this fundraiser.  Thank you!
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$1,585 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 32 months
Created November 6, 2016
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$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
JU
$100
Jenny Underwood
31 months ago

Praying for blessings on you and your family!

GB
$500
Gretchen Bolton
31 months ago

Praying for baby Mercy XOXO

RW
$500
Ricquel Whigham
31 months ago
CW
$20
Catlin W
31 months ago
KF
$150
Kolb Family
31 months ago

Followed your family through Raising Arrows site for years and have been blessed by the Lord through you. We are thankful baby Mercy is doing well and pray for her daily. My little ones enjoy hearing how the Lord has been working in baby Mercy's life. We will continue our prayers. Hoping your entire family will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving gathered together.

SM
$50
Shannon Mays
31 months ago

Such a beautiful baby girl! I will be in prayer for the health and strength of your family.

MC
$115
Melissa Carrell
31 months ago
KP
$20
Kristi Pippin
31 months ago

I'm so thankful Miss Mercy is doing so well! I understand how difficult it is to have a child in the hospital. My 4th child spent his1st 30 days in the NICU. Seven years later and we are still making visits to a hospital 13 hrs from home. He will hopefully be trach free soon though! Our family will continue to pray for your sweet blessing and the rest of your family!

KM
$20
Kim Major
31 months ago

God bless your sweet family!

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