I've been blessed by all of you. And so many of you have gone above and beyond to come to Zoe's aid, to help my family.
Now I'm begging you to help Kathleen Hards in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area. She writes:
After meeting with a new doctor, I really thought we would find some hope.
Apparently not. Be are told that because of our baby's diagnosis, there isn't a doctor who will touch her. Our little girl has full T18 and a diaphragmatic hernia. In healthy babies, they would perform a hernia surgery almost immediately to relieve the pressure on the lungs so the baby can breathe.
But with a baby who has T18, forget it.
I am crushed that the doctors won't even give her a chance. That's all I want for her - to have at least a chance at life, and we are being turned away meeting after meeting. I even got a few phone numbers for Dr. John Carey, if you have heard of him, but haven't heard back from him to see if he can shed some light on anything.
I hate to give up, but maybe we just don't' have the resources to get what we need. I am at 30 weeks now, and the doctors are fairly sure she will come early, probably anytime before 37 weeks. I feel like I am running out of time. If you have any thoughts, let me know. Otherwise, thanks for listening. I know you understand.
So many of you have asked me what you can do. God has given Zoe his protection and blessing for today. Help care for Zoe's friend. Friends, I can't tell you this little person will live four minutes or four years. But I do know that we are being called today to protect and care for this baby.
Our hope comes from the Lord. His help comes through us, working together, working hard, working NOW to come to this little person's aid.
Reach out to any doctors you know. Please contact me as soon as you can. Let it start tonight.