Eveline's 1st Birthday
We're so excited to be celebrating Eveline's 1st birthday, for anyone that doesn't know Eveline's story, here's a condensed version.
At 18 weeks gestation an ultrasound showed that Eveline's kidney's were slightly enlarged, we were to just watch and see, by 23 weeks, Eveline's kidneys were very large, her bladder was not able to empty and she had no amnotic fluid left. We were told the reality of Eveline's situation, we chose to trust God and do what we could to see our baby girl one day. Eveline decided to come unexpectedly at 34 weeks via emergency c-section. It took over 4 hours to get Eveline stable enough to move to the NICU, she could not breath on her own, had no kidney function and was on several medications to keep her body alive. We were told Eveline might not make the first 24 hours, but she did. She had surgery on day 3 for a dialysis catheter, on day 6 we started dialysis. She spent her next 3 months in intensive care, fighting for her life in more than one way every day. We were finally able to take her home at 4 months old, a day we didnt think we'd see. Eveline has had many ups and downs since then and many stays at the Children's Hospital, where she has been very blessed by the nurses, doctors and the Children's Hospital Foundation. March 18th we have the honour of celebrating Eveline and her journey, she is a happy, smart little girl, she requires dialysis every night, and comes with many challenges but the world has been blessed by what God has done through her.
Since Eveline has been so blessed already, we're asking that any gifts you might have bought for Eveline go towards the Children's Hospital Foundation. There are lots of ways you can do this, by donating directly to the foundation from this page, donating at Eveline's party, or if you still prefer to purchase a gift, we will be donating all the toys Eveline receives to the foundation, these toys go to the kids that are in hospital for their birthdays, Christmas, or other special holidays. Eveline has received many special gifts from the foundation during our many stays in hospital.
We look forward to celebrating with you, we couldn't have gotten through this last year without YOU, our family has been so blessed by everyone and can't express our gratitude enough. Thank you for being a part of Eveline's journey!
About The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
The Mission of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is to be an independent agency whose puspose is to raise and distribute funds for the advancement of knowledge and care in the fields of child health research and, thereby, contribute to the improved health of children everywhere.
Established in 1971, the Children's Hospital Foundation works to support the special healthcare needs of children through reliable and consistent funding of pediatric medical research, as well as equipment and programs at Children's Hospital of Winnipeg.
Through the generosity of our donors and corporate supporters, we are able to commit millions of dollars each year to purchase equipment, support programs and fund important medical research which provides children and their families with hope for the one thing they need the most - a cure.
Participant: Éveline Petit
Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00
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