Welcome to the Update Page for Briona
It's been a wild ride for the last few months. Getting a call on August 4 that Briona was getting a new heart was life-saving, but also life-shaking. In a moment, our lives went from normal to anything but normal. Then, 18 days later, Briona's sister, Haddie came into this world and our family. There was so much going on and we were completely out of our comfort zone.
That's when we got a call from Steven's Hope for Children. They knew we needed a place to call home during Briona's recovery. Our family was able to get so much help from them, it made the journey bearable.
Even though Steven's Hope helped with housing and food and gas while we stayed in Loma Linda, our other responsibilities kept accumulating. And, Steven's Hope is helping once again through their Raising Hope Project. You can do so much my family and other families that need a hand up at a critical time. Please, consider making a donation to the Raising Hope Project on this page in honor of Briona. $10, $25 or more really adds up and will do wonders in helping pay for items like transportation, insurance, co-pays, prescriptions, helps families of kids with serious conditions with housing, food, clothing and much more.
Below, you'll find recent updates on our journey. We'd love to hear back from you, too.
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It's like we're starting over
Late last week, the doctors said Briona was doing so well, we could go home. Oh, happy day!! Being so near to the hospital was a big relief. We are thankful for our new friends at the hospital and at Steven's Hope. We couldn't have made it this far without the help of everyone. While our Steven's Hope home was great, we are so, so thankful to be home.
At times, the changes and challenges we face now seem so overwhelming. We didn't realize the financial impact this would have on our family. But we know that God will guide us through this portion of the journey. So, it's one step, then another. Carla is now a full time mom and a care giver on top of that. That lead to the realization that a car for Carla to take the kids to the doctor and other places is a critical necessity. We are praying about being able to get a modest, safe van that will suit our family needs.
In the meantime, we are embracing our first full week of being a united family and hearing the new heartbeats in our lives.
by Max Ivy on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 5:35 PM
ABOUT THE RAISING HOPE PROJECT
Steven's Hope for Children created the
Raising Hope Project to help families to help themselves to resolve some of the
financial issues. By using this site, families can reach out to friends and
family for support while getting guidance from Steven's Hope on how to share
their story to the public, raise money for their expenses and to promote Steven's Hope for Children.
Donations are made to Steven's Hope, a 501c3 nonprofit.and are placed in a restricted fund pool for Raising Hope Families.Neither families nor donors pay any fees on any contributions made in honor of the child. The Raising Hope Project is a service provided by Steven's Hope for Children for the benefit of seriously ill children and their families. For information about Steven's Hope, visit www.stevenshope.org.
Please, help us with a contribution to the Raising Hope Project today.
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