EVENT DATE: Jan 08, 2012
Hello, I am here because we need help caring for an incredible 3 year old boy named Keenan and his newborn sister Kristen who were just entrusted into our hands. Kristen and Keenan's father recently passed away from a rare brain cancer at the age of 31. He was a good friend, but just before he died his wife lost her mother to a heart attack. With so much loss she began an emotional struggle as she was facing life as a single mother of three. (She was pregnant with twin girls.) She had one of the babies two weeks ago, but four weeks ago this young woman lost the other baby because the umbilical cord got wrapped around it's neck and this additional loss has just torn her apart. After losing her mother, husband and the baby in less than six months.. She has fallen into a very deep depression and she is suicidal as well. She is being cared for at a psychiatric hospital, but it appears that she may not be well for awhile, and she and her husband don't really have any family. It has been their wish that my husband and I would care for their children if anything ever happened to both of them, and after much thought and prayer we've joyfully decided to do everything we can for these children and their mother. However, we're in Wisconsin and we need to fly to New Jersey to get the the children. We also need to get a lot of things for them, especially the newborn. We have two older kids that are 11 and 9, and they are thrilled to let these other children into our home, but we don't have any of their baby things left. Additionally, I don't make a lot of money because I run a non-profit, and my husband just started a new job after being unemployed for a few months so we are very tight. If we end up caring for these children for a long time we will be okay financially, but we really need some immediate financial assistance to help prepare for them, and care for them. If you would, please pray for us and donate whatever you can. Thank you so very much. God bless you...