Helping Harper

$790 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 15 months
Brian and Elizabeth Hart were expecting their first beautiful bundle of joy, Harper Grace, to be born on May 2, 2017. But, life happened. Elizabeth's water broke on March 4th and she was rushed by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon. Elizabeth was only 31 1/2 weeks pregnant. Since that hospital doesn't have a NICU, she was transferred by ambulance to OHSU in Portland, Oregon. They are known to have one of the best NICUs around.
Because her water broke early, the risk of infection is very high. Elizabeth has to stay in the hospital until Harper is born, on bed rest. Elizabeth will be induced on March 21st, if there are no complications prior to that. She will be 34 weeks pregnant at that time. Depending on when she is born, Harper will remain in the NICU until anywhere between April 18th and May 16th. Elizabeth and Brian will move from the hospital to the Ronald McDonald house 2-4 days after Harper is born. This is located right next to OHSU.
Due to them being 2 1/2 hours away from home, Brian is unable to work. He is eligible for FMLA, but it is unpaid. Unfortunately, they do still have bills to pay and they will have several new medical bills that the insurance will not cover. I would like to help them reduce their stress and worry levels as much as I can. They have enough going on in their lives. So that's why I am writing this. Anything helps, big or small. It will be appreciated more than you could possibly know. Elizabeth and Brian are two of the best people in my life. I would give them the world if I could... And I know that they would do the same for anyone else in this situation. Thanks in advance for your thoughts, prayers, well wishes and any donations.
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Harper was discharged from the OHSU NICU on Saturday! That's one month before her original due date. She is a strong little fighter and now weighs 4 pounds 12 ounces. She still has a lot of appointments in her future, but she is doing great! Thanks for all of the continued support!
13 days old
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Harper's feeding tube has been removed! She is now feeding solely by bottle. She weighs 4 pounds 8 ounces and keeps proving to be a fighter! Elizabeth and Brian recently moved into the Ronald McDonald house, which is about 10 minutes away from OHSU. Brian will be off work (unpaid) until the middle of May, so he can be with Elizabeth and take care of Harper. Thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers and donations.
12 days old
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Harper is doing very well. She is now above her birth weight... 4 pounds 2.3 ounces. Drinking mostly from a bottle and finally out of the incubator. Elizabeth was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. The Ronald McDonald house is full, so they are staying at a nearby hotel, having to pay a nightly rate. They are still unsure as to when Harper can leave the NICU, but she's a strong little girl!
4 days old
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Little Miss Harper was born via emergency C-section on March 20, 2017. She was 6 weeks early. Harper will be in the NICU for awhile, as she only weighs 4 pounds. Thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers and donations.
Harper at 14 hours old
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$790 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 15 months
Created March 12, 2017
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Taylor Rooks
15 months ago

Sending so much love to your family!!

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Whitney & Jamie Hays
15 months ago

Sending ALL of our thoughts and prayers to you both and Harper.

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15 months ago
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15 months ago
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