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Supporting Tess

Organized by: Brayta Bailey

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THE STORY:

During her 20 week ultrasound, my sister recieved the incredible news that she would be having a BOY... She also received the heartbreaking news that something was abnormal with his heart... Upon further testing, she learned her precious son had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Wyatt was born at 36 weeks on September 27, 2014, and had his first open heart surgery 2 days later. He was one week old before he finally got to snuggle his mama... And that's where he spent as much time as possible in his short but love-filled life.

As is common with heart babies, there were many times of Wyatt defying doctor's expectations(tolerating breast milk/eating like a CHAMP, quick post-surgery recoveries, so much so that he had his 2nd open heart surgery at only 2 1/2 months old, etc), but there were also some really hard setbacks(blood clots, and poor boy had a hard time with anesthesia). All in all, Wyatt was an amazingly joyful baby who is the delight of my sister's life!!!

On March 24th during what was expected to be an unremarkable MRI to monitor the blood clots on his brain, tragedy struck. On April 10th my sister snuggled her precious son as he passed from this broken world to eternal glory with God.

Y'all. My sister is incredible. Her path to motherhood has been hard and full of loss. She's a single mom who FOUGHT hard to keep her son alive both in and out of her womb, and she took remarkable care of him, taking on the role of his nurse too when he was home. She gave up everything for him(the sacrificial love of a mother is beautiful isn't it?), and even with all of the pain, fear, sleepless nights, hospital stays, etc, she would do everything all over in an instant just to have him back again...

This tragic loss is devastating. There aren't adequate words to describe the depth of sadness and grief associated with a baby dying. Only tears.

And I know people want to help in anyway they can. I made this fundraiser so we can come around my sister and love her in a very tangible way. She is a single mama and has no one to rely on financially, and is in no way ready to go back to work. My hope is that with your generosity, a huge burden will be lifted and will create a safe space for her to grieve and begin to heal. I also hope you'll pray for her, and for those who are local, that you'll give her a big hug every time you see her. She needs us to support, love, and encourage her. Thank you.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,180

 

24% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Lindsey Tyrpak

    $50

  • Angie

    $50

  • Whole Hearts Foundation/ Hammitts

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Maya's Great Grandma

    $20

  • Some person

    $300

  • Elaine West

    $20

  • Randy and Cathy

    $100

  • Brogan Family

    $50

  • Cameron Jeffers

    $100

  • Ashleigh Pasley

    $50

  • Barrett Myers

    $85

  • Meredith

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Silva Family

    $50

  • P-C's

    $90

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Organized by

Brayta Bailey

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Donor Comments

P-C's

P-C's

DONATION: $90

2 years ago

Silva Family

Silva Family

DONATION: $50

Your heart is so huge, and that baby boy was so loved. Wish we could do more to help out... 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

from one mother to another 2 years ago

Meredith

Meredith

DONATION: $30

Praying, from one mom to another. 2 years ago

Barrett Myers

Barrett Myers

DONATION: $85

Sending love and support. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you feel the love and care of so many others around you during this time. 2 years ago

Ashleigh Pasley

Ashleigh Pasley

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Cameron Jeffers

Cameron Jeffers

DONATION: $100

Such a tragedy! So sorry Tess, I can't even imagine. God bless. 2 years ago

Brogan Family

Brogan Family

DONATION: $50

Condolences to Tess and family from the Brogan's. We hope you can find peace and healing during this difficult time. 2 years ago

Randy and Cathy

Randy and Cathy

DONATION: $100

Love and prayers, always. 2 years ago

Elaine West

Elaine West

DONATION: $20

I'm so sorry for your loss sweetie. I wish I could give more. Nothing I can do or say is enough to bring your baby back but may you find peace on knowing people care and love you. God Bless. 2 years ago

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