Small and Mighty - Ira Finnley's Warriors
When we first found out that we were pregnant with Ira Finnley, we had no idea that they would be here a month early. Or that they were going to be premature, growth restricted and have umbilical cord restriction. Or that we would have four hospital visits and three or more appointments as week (two hours away round trip) before we had an emergency c-section.
We had no idea of the long days ahead (4:00 am to 11:30pm or longer) sitting in NICU, meeting with doctors, and dragging our tired bodies to bed for a quick nap between breastfeeding pumps and showers just to head back to the hospital. We imagined the birth of our child as a hippie birth center birth surrounded by midwives and loved ones. What we got was an emergency c-section after a month in the hospital (and months of bed rest) with an immediate trip to NICU III.
Heartfelt House in Springfield was there for us when we needed to be there for Ira Finnley. So we want to be there to fundraise for RMHC and the families they support. And I need your help! By making a donation today, we can give families the gift of laughter, love and time together.
For a sick child, sometimes the best medicine of all is having family nearby for more hugs, kisses and I love you’s. Every nurse and doctor at Peace Health told us that the reason Ira Finnley was able to go home weeks before expected was due to our ability to be there for them day in and day out!
So, help me raise funds #forRMHC and keep families together by donating today!
Ira Finnley's Warriors
DISCLAIMER – I am a true believer it is all about transparency. It is our goal to be able to attend the 5K at the Eugene Marathon. However, if covid cases in Lane county are high, I will be “virtually” walking around Corvallis instead. As important as it is for me to participate and raise money for RMHC, it is more important we continue to keep Ira Finnley safe and protected as they continue to grow through their obstacles.