Saving Ellie Grace
During the early hours of January 1st, around 2:30 am, a tragic fatal roadside accident ensued near the Sam Houston Parkway feeder at West View resulting in the loss of the life of a caring pregnant mother, but a miraculous second chance for the life of her newborn child.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, the mother was rushed in critical condition to the nearest emergency hospital.
Doctors performed an emergency surgery on the injured mother, but unfortunately, against all of their best efforts, this wasn’t enough. The mother of two would succumb to her injuries only a few hours after the accident.
Miraculously, the Doctors were able to save the 23 week old, one and a half pound newborn from certain demise. The newborn is currently under critical condition battling her injuries in the NICU.
Please join us. Together we can make a tremendous difference in Ellie's life and her future. With your support, we can raise the necessary funds in order to provide Ellie with the opportunity of a lifetime, a second chance. Your donations will award Ellie access to the necessary medical care that she requires as she battles through her injuries.
Additionally, the funds will allow the afflicted family the opportunity to conduct the proper burial arrangements for the deceased mother of two.
The 24-year-old mother is survived by her son (Tyler), and her new born daughter (Ellie).
If you’d like to take part in this noble cause, please place your donation at the top of the screen. God bless you. We appreciate your support.
Information about the incident can be viewed in the 'news link' below:
Ellie Grace will endure many milestones as she continues her journey to recovery. One that is celebrated daily is her ability to gain weight, and to receive more breast milk. Ellie is consistently gaining weight and we get so excited over every once she gains!
This week, the doctors removed the IV that was giving her the extra nutrition her body requires because Ellie was taking her breast milk so well.
She continues to only require minimal oxygen and breathes well on her own.
I cannot thank you enough for all of the prayers and the support we have received. Each one of you has helped impact Ellie Grace’s life and you are truly making a difference.
Ellie was also ready to receive Kangaroo care today. This is when she gets skin to skin contact by being placed on our chest. Kangaroo care helps tremendously with her growth because she can feel our heart beat as she would in her mother's tummy.
It is amazing to see how much she changes in the matter of a day. We are very blessed to have Ellie Grace and she is blessed to have all of you.
God bless you!
She is still having Brady's (where her heart rate drops), in order to counteract them, the nurses tap Ellie's legs; which reminds her to breathe.
Again, thank you so much for all the support. I will continue to share with you Ellie's progress.
God bless you!
The Doctors decided that Ellie is ready for breast milk and began feeding yesterday. She is currently being fed through a tube, since she is too small and fragile to be fed through a bottle.
Our family is extremely grateful for your prayers and support.
Is there any update on Ellie?
Still like to thank everyone who has donate to saving Ellie Grace . I greatly appreciated All the prayers also . Ellie is doing well that little gal is so much a fighter in every way . Ellie gained 2 lbs !! Yay that's a great thing for a premie born 3 months early . Keep praying for Ellie for strength and full recovery . Thank you so much and may God bless each and everyone .
I would like to thank everyone who donation , for there support and prayer. Ellie Grace is a little fighter . I get to kangaroo her every time I can . Kangaroo us putting Ellie skin in skin to simulate her temp, growth, and help her . Tyler is doing well too . Keep prayer for our family and thanks again . May God bless everyone !!
Praise the Lord! So thankful to hear that Ellie is doing good. Prayers are continuing.
I know she will do just fine with love, grace, and the hospital. One of my high school friends here in Missouri had complications and ended up having a baby born at 23 weeks. That was three years ago now.
Breaks my heart for Tyler, but it sounds like he has an awesome family. Prayers for him, Ellie, and the rest of Monica's family.
Praying that Ellie is getting stronger everyday. I am hoping that an update on her progress will be posted here also. God knows and that is what really matters.
Praying for the baby . I hope you will make it preying for you
Thank you to each one of you for supporting Ellie and sharing her story. Tyler met his baby sister yesterday and is so excited that she "popped" out of mommy. He is looking forward to his "big brother" status and was so amazed out how tiny she is. Please continue to pray, support, and share this story. Ellie and Tyler are counting on our dedication.
I know it may not be much but I would love to give Ellie all my daughters clothes that she no longer fits. I have from newborn to 3-6 months.
Thanks to everyone who put time to help donation and for you sweet prayers and thoughts that means so much to our family . My daughter would have said thank you so much . Her love will felt so warming for her baby Ellie Grace and her son Tyler. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you for your support! Words can not express the how thankful we are. God bless you all!