Okay, so I don’t post things very often on here, but I’m really asking for help. I have a couple friends who are very close to my heart, who have recently went through a lot of tragedy.
Mindy and Dean got married in 2011, and in October 2012 discovered that he had a soccer sized tumor in his abdomen. He was rushed into surgery and they were able to get the majority of it out. He still has hundreds of metastases that is being treated by chemo for a minimum of 5 years. Before starting chemo, though, they started IVF, so that they could start their family!
In November of 2013, they found out that they were pregnant! With twins! 6 months into her pregnancy, Mindy developed a severe complication with the pregnancy. Kidneys and liver started to fail and the only option was delivery. Her daughter was too small to survive outside the womb, and passed away shortly after being born. Addison Louise was 10 oz., 9 1/2 inches long. Her brother, Aiden Edward was immediately rushed to the NICU. He was 1 pound, 3 oz. and 11 1/2 inches long. Aiden struggled for four days, with blood transfusions multiple times a day, while mom endured pneumonia. Around day 8, he developed an overwhelming infection that doctor’s said he was not going to survive from.
After Dean’s surgery, IVF, and the loss of their twins, the outstanding medical bills, plus the deductible that they need by January 1 to fill Dean’s medication for his ongoing chemo, comes out to around $15,000.
They have now reached the point that they need help, and I know that the Tumblr community has done some amazing things for people, so I am asking for your help. They have gone to Facebook, local news stations, and I thought that after all the amazing things I see the Tumblr community doing for people, that I could help too. Anything at all that you can do would be so appreciated. I am going to include the links to their video and fundraising site.
Thank you guys so much, I know it will mean a lot. <3