You might have read in a previous post about our neice and her children that were in a horrible head on collision just after the Thanksgiving holiday. You can read all about it here: Readers and Writers Doing Good
While everyone had injuries, by far the member of the family that needs the most help is premature Baby Evie.
Baby Evie was born 10 weeks premature and has a long hospital stay ahead of her and faces some health challenges from being born so premature as well as the trauma of the wreck. This family is very special to us and they face a lot of challenges in the near future.
Evie was transferred to a children’s specialty hospital a few weeks ago and has been undergoing treatment there. Today we got good news. Evie is doing so well that she is quite possibly getting to come home from the hospital next week! She has surprised and amazed everyone around her throughout this journey, and the experts have had to eat their words more than once when issuing dire predictions. She still has a long way to go, and her development will have to be monitored for years to come, but this initial step is a huge one.
Thanks to all of you that donated to help offset her medical expenses. There are a lot more to come, but we have seen miracle after miracle along the way. With Evie coming home, this brings up a whole new set of challenges. Since she was born 10 weeks early, Michelle has not had time to have a baby shower and they are not prepared with all of the necessities that would have been in place if the pregnancy would have gone full term and the extended hospital stay had not altered things.
Michelle has setup an Amazon gift registry. If you would like to help by either donating to the medical fund, or by buying a gift from the Amazon registry, that would be a huge help.
Thanks for all you’ve done, and if you’re looking for a miracle in this life, this is a good one to watch.
On November 30, 2017, tragedy struck the White family. Michelle, 30 weeks pregnant, was taking Delaney and Dillon to school when a driver crossed the center line colliding with the family head on. Their life as they knew it would be changed instantly. Michelle suffered two broken bones in her left arm, a broken right leg that impaled her ankle, shattering her heel and exiting from the bottom of her foot. She has had to endure four separate surgeries just to begin her long road to recovery. Delaney suffered a concussion and was transported to Blair E. Batson’s Children Hospital in Jackson, MS. Dillon suffered a chipped bone in his hip, and a hairline fracture of the hip and upper femur. On November 30, 2017, at 11:38 am Evie (Evelyn Leigh White), was prematurely delivered by Emergency c-section due to abruptio placentae, weighing only 3 lbs 1 oz. Evie’s injuries were extensive. She suffered a lack of oxygen, several grade 4 brain bleeds (the highest that they are measured), bruising on the front and the back of the brain, seizures, and several other medical emergencies expected of premmie babies. Evie has been in the NICU tirelessly fighting to survive. Despite all these obstacles the family remains hopeful and strong. Unfortunately, due to certain circumstances it has taken a gigantic financial toll on the family. We are hoping to alleviate as much of this burden as possible so they can focus on healing and getting their life back to as normal as can be.