Dehlila Rose Abbott
Organized by: Meghan Dawkins
Delilah Rose Abbott was born on August 24, 2016. Her mother, Rhea, is my childhood best friend, Racheal Erby Butler's, little sister. Rhea has been like a little sister to me for 16 years. She and Delilah's father, Michael Abbott, were beyond excited to welcome this baby girl into their lives after a couple of years of trials having to have a baby of their own. Now, as they have finally welcomed this beautiful baby girl into their family, they have been in the NICU since her arrival. Delilah is very sick. She was diagnosed last week with Hirschsbrung Disease (a birth defect in which nerve cells are missing at the end of a child’s bowel). The Doctor's at LeBonheur preformed surgery on Friday and the prognosis is devastating. This was the worst case the team of doctors have ever seen. Delilah Rose will not survive living with this disease. The medical team at LeBonheur will be putting a central line in her on Tuesday and she will go home on hospice after the line is put in. Rhea and Michael want to spend her last days with her at home peacefully. They want to be able to take her outside and be surrounded with family and loved ones outside of the hospital. My heart aches for them. I've never witnessed a mother having to make decisions for her child's last days on this earth before she spreads her wings to go be with the Lord. Delilah has two loving parents. Michael has been more than wonderful supporting Rhea, as I know this is just as hard for him. They make a great team during this difficult time loving and supporting each other. With that being said, neither of them can work at this time and the expenses in the days ahead is not something any of us want them to worry about. All that matters at this point is for them to be there with their angel to hold her and love on her. We have faith that the Lord will provide. If you would like to donate to this cause it would be a blessing to this family. They need prayers regardless. Lots of them. Thank you all for your love and support. You have no idea what this means to this family. God Bless.