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March of Dimes Las Vegas' Fundraiser:

March of Dimes Mission Family Story

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BENEFITING: March of Dimes Foundation

EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2016

March of Dimes Las Vegas

THE STORY:

Our journey began with our son Robert Desmond when Melissa was 20 weeks pregnant, the point in time where we learned that her pregnancy would not be normal.  Our son was behind in his growth and was in trouble with his heart, lungs and kidney.  A most terrifying moment and furthermore, not knowing what the future would hold for our son.  Our baby boy was in danger and we felt powerless to help him.  Thus began a journey that involved frequent visits with the High Risk doctors, regular monitoring from the pediatric cardiologists, and Melissa being relegated to a hospital bed for almost a month with a fetal heart monitor stuck to her belly.

Born at 30 weeks, Robert was very critical weighing only 1 pound 14 ounces, requiring breathing assistance almost immediately.  For being a “micro preemie,” our son was the strongest person I had ever known and stubborn too.  He coded multiple times, self-extubated, and endured multiple surgeries including his heart.  Robert never followed the rules, responding to treatments the way he wanted to, making everyone subject to his will.  Our little man was full of fire and though his little body gave up at seven and a half months old, his spirit never did.  He touched every person he came in contact with from his primary nurses, to his respiratory therapists, from his doctors and specialists, to his family, from those near and so many a far.  He will forever live in our hearts.

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$750

MONEY RAISED
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  • John & Veronica White & Family

    $100

  • Robert Eichelberger

    $100

  • Steve, Adri, and Chris Zirpoli

    $100

  • Mike and Marie Gaffney

    $50

  • Artemio & Felipa Reyna ( Roberts Grandparents)

    $100

  • Kelly, Dee, Isabella & Jacob

    $100

  • Cathy Markul

    $100

  • MacDougall Family

    $100

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150% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $750 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

MacDougall Family

MacDougall Family

DONATION: $100

We love you Mel, Jeff, Lulu, and baby Robert 1 year ago

Cathy Markul

Cathy Markul

DONATION: $100

Baby Robert Eichelberger 1 year ago

Kelly, Dee, Isabella & Jacob

Kelly, Dee, Isabella & Jacob

DONATION: $100

In memory of Papito, Baby Robert 1 year ago

Artemio & Felipa Reyna ( Roberts Grandparents)

Artemio & Felipa Reyna ( Roberts Grandparents)

DONATION: $100

In honor of our bebito chulo, Robert Desmond. Forever in our hearts. 1 year ago

Mike and Marie Gaffney

Mike and Marie Gaffney

DONATION: $50

Baby Robert, although we never met you in person, we prayed for you every day! God'd blessings to Jeff, Melissa, and Lucia. 1 year ago

Steve, Adri, and Chris Zirpoli

Steve, Adri, and Chris Zirpoli

DONATION: $100

Baby Robert you were an angel and a blessing that we think of so very often. Your primo asks about you and he knows you are our lil angel. 1 year ago

Robert Eichelberger

Robert Eichelberger

DONATION: $100

In memory of our angel 1 year ago

John & Veronica White & Family

John & Veronica White & Family

DONATION: $100

Our precious Baby Robert 1 year ago