I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to you with a humble and sincere heart, seeking your compassion and support during a challenging time for our family. It is with a heavy heart that I reach out, as my granddaughter, Emerie Grace, is currently facing significant medical expenses that we are struggling to manage.
I want to emphasize that this is not a request made lightly, but one born out of necessity and love for my granddaughter’s well-being. I know that financial matters can be sensitive, and I am taking this step with the hope that we can reach this wonderful community to help Emerie Grace’s journey towards recovery.
I understand that my daughter, Shae Johnson, Emerie Grace’s Mother, is experiencing feelings of pride and shame in asking for assistance. As her mother, I respect her feelings and want to protect her dignity. Therefore, I am reaching out on her behalf to seek the help that our family so desperately needs.
When my daughter went into early labor at only 5 mo’s pregnant, we did not have a name for the baby yet. When her medical condition was classified as “High Risk” she was immediately admitted and ordered to remain in the hospital until she was at full term. It was a very stressful time but we always kept the faith. At that moment I asked my daughter if I could help name the baby. We all agreed on a name (Emerie Grace). When Emerie Grace was born, she weighed only 1lb 3oz’s. The Dr’s called the family in and instructed us to spend as much time as we could with her because she was not going to live past 1 week. As a family we immediately began to pray. She remained in the hospital for the first 11 moth’s of her life. Because she was born premature her internal organs and her body size were not in sync. This meant that she had to have a special feeding tube inserted into her stomach, she would continuously receive a battery of ongoing tests to monitor her growth. She began to slowly make progress but still had a long way to go. Even small in stature, she celebrated her 3rd birthday on 3-24-2023. A few months after that she had to undergo a small same day procedure to have the feeding tube removed. At that time she got an infection and for unknown reasons the Dr’s released her to go home too soon with oxygen. The night she arrived at home she stopped breathing and was rushed back to Children’s hospital where her lifeless body was not getting oxygen. Her airway had closed and they had to do an emergency surgery and insert a trach. She now has to be back on the NG feeding tube, go to physical therapy, occupational therapy, feeding therapy and so many other Dr. visits.
Regrettably, my own financial situation does not allow me to contribute significantly to the medical bills and other expenses. I have exhausted the small savings I had in my efforts to provide support in getting supplies that are not covered under her insurance, help with gas expenses and other added expenses since my daughter is not able to work. This has led me to the realization that I cannot face this challenge alone and that we need the support of kind-hearted individuals who understand the importance of standing together in times of need.
I am reaching out to friends, family, and caring individuals like yourself who might be willing to lend a helping hand. Any contribution, no matter how small, would make an immense difference and bring us one step closer to ensuring that Emerie Grace receives the care she needs to recover.
If you find it within your heart to help, you can make a donation directly toPayPal.Me/dyvonne1127 or https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8WwhsbfSni (Fundraiser Link).
I want to express my deepest gratitude for considering our plea for assistance. Your support will not only provide relief from the financial burden but also give our family the strength to support Emerie Grace with unwavering love and determination.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for your compassion during this difficult time. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me at 404-447-4770 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With heartfelt gratitude,