Double the fun! For those of you living with cystic fibrosis or raising children with cystic fibrosis, you understand the hours of work that go in to each day just to maintain your health. Now, multiply that times 2! This young family came to us due to several hospital stays between their adorable twin toddlers Mason and Grayson. In their short 2.5 years, they have already spent months in the hospital while their father takes as much time off work to help as possible but is currently out of paid days off. The financial stress has caused this family to dip in to most of their savings and fear that as the children grow, the expense will just intensify. When I received their referral, my heart truly went out to them and if they lived closer, I would be the first to volunteer an extra pair of hands.
We were so grateful that we could be a small bridge of support to them while they were in the middle of a very difficult year. With your donations, we were able to pay all of the family’s bills for a month so that they could replenish their savings account and prepare for the next hospitalization. It is important for families to understand that it truly takes a village to raise a child with CF, much less twins. Your donations go a long way in bringing not only financial aid but the ever important emotional aid when families are desperate to stay with their sick child but bills are piling up in their absence.
Their parents write “This grant has allowed us to catch our breaths for the first time in a while. One of our twins has had a number of hospital admissions that have not only taken an emotional and mental toll on all of us but has drained our financial resources. My husband has used all of his time for the year, and if he needs to take time related to our boys’ medical issues, then he is not getting paid. This generous gift has given us a chance to replenish our savings to help prepare for future expenditures related to admissions and treatments. My husband and I are very grateful for this generous gift. A weight has been taken off of our shoulders and allowed us to put more of our focus toward enjoying time with our children. We are truly blessed and appreciative of all the wonderful and kind people that have been placed in our lives.”
Sending all of our prayers and support your way!