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This makes me so sad
Thanks, Lana for setting this up. We had so many help us with Pip, I canâ€™t imagine how we got by without others in our lives. If anyone can look back in their lives and find a time when someone helped them get through a situation, this is a good time to pay it forward and help another in need. Especially a couple who have a such a long history of being givers and not takers.
My heart hurts reading about anyone suffering from the loss of a child. I also was born with a form of dwarfism (diastrophic) and a mild case of Pierre Robin syndrome with a cleft palate. I never had a tracheotomy done or a feeding tube. I can’t remember who thought of it, but a infa-feeder was used to administer food to me, at the age of 3 weeks. I couldn’t suck on a bottle either. I am now 43 years old. My prayers are with this family that they can get he money needed to pay these bills, along with comfort from family and friends, while they mourn their loss of their child. I actually dreamed of Michael Urie last night, and went and found his facebook page just now (cause I was bored but loved his work in Ugly Betty) and came across this. I am going to try and give what I can to help this family.
Thank you for what you are doing. We lost our 2 1/2 year old daughter 2 years ago when she suffocated in her bed railing. It was so difficult, and yet I will never forget how full my heart was when I saw how generous people could be—it was truly a holy experience to witness that. I made a promise then to always help when I found someone who was called to go through the experience of losing a child.
We are praying for them.
I learned about what happened to Jaxon from a friend who knows the Payne’s. I read the article and my heart broke for them as I have small children as well. After reading this pledge about the other struggles they are facing with their newborn baby, how could we not donate to help these people? My heart is filled with the deepest sympathy for their struggles and sincerely hope that they reach their goal, and soon in order to get the much needed help that they deserve.
Due to the incredible response we’ve been getting, I’ve upped the financial goal on this campaign. And I feel that we can reach this. The Payne’s have SO many bills to cover from the birth of Easton, co-pays and deductibles. The bills are also starting to come in from the cost of ambulance, life-flight, hospital and funeral from Jaxon’s death. I’d love to be able to give this family everything that we can. And I know that it will give so many more people the chance to give and get that wonderful feeling that accompanies it. You are all so amazing. Thank you!
Lana here. Spoke with Joy tonight and let her know what the pledge total has reached. She was out of the house today at a therapy appointment for Easton and had no idea that the numbers had rocketed so high. She is overwhelmed at the incredible response. I am as well. It is amazing to me the number of people willing to help a friend or even a stranger!! Thank you to everyone.
Please continue posting this and forwarding the link so that many more opportunities to give can be extended. Blessings to everyone…
I wonder if Shriners Children Hospitals could help in some way. I know they are a good charity. http://www.shrinershq.org/
I am so glad you decided to set up this Pledgie account! The Payne’s have been through so much in the past few weeks, and they’ve been in our prayers every day. Know that you are loved, Payne family!
I know Tom and Joy. They are wonderful, kind individuals who have been tested like Job of old. We can get to 10K and lighten their burdens a bit.
My name is Lana Shumway and I’m the administer for this campaign. My husband and I have been best friends with the Payne’s for almost 10 years. It’s legitimate. I hope to post updates as we get money so that I can let everyone know that they’ve secured the nursing care they need. Thanks!