My sweet friend and coworker Teresa Dornak recently asked me to come with her to visit her daughter, Tara's friend Lauren who had just had a baby who was suffering in the Texas Children's NICU. She thought I might be able to comfort her in some way. I was so blessed by that comment and honored to go and tried to be of what comfort I could although I'm not sure I really was during that first visit to TCH. I brought Lauren a Bible and some songs to listen to that have helped me through some hard times before. I prayed with her and Teresa but all I really wanted her to know is that she is not alone - the Lord loves her and her baby and that people are praying for her. Lillian Rachelle was born on March 22, 2010 with several conditions. She's already had one surgery to correct her diaphragmatic hernia (on April 7, 2010) but will continue to struggle with Turner Syndrome and Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. The birth and infection / hemorrhage of Lauren's C-Section almost killed Lauren. Both Lillian and Lauren were very sick at one time. Luckily mommy Lauren is healing and able to visit her baby everyday in the Level III NICU at TCH. Lauren is trying to be strong for her baby with the support of her family, friends and God. Lillian's father is not in her life. Lauren is a college student. She's such a sweet girl, from what I've learned about her and from being around her, and all I want is the best for her and her baby.
If you can, please visit her blog at: http://laurenandlillian.blogspot.com/ and follow Lauren's and Lillian's journey. It's going to be a fight. We don't know what's in store for this precious family of two, but I hope to continue to be able to get to know them both and help them in any way I can. Please cover them in prayer and encourage Lauren with comments. She says it gets very lonely up there in the NICU sometimes. If you have any fundraising ideas or donations you'd like to make or give to Lauren and Lillian, please let me know or contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for listening, reading, praying and supporting!