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A precious new life is a gift from god

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  • 1. A PRECIOUS NEW LIFE IS A GIFT FROM GOD!
  • 2. But Sometimes ThatGift Comes WithSomeInsurmountableChallenges.Wesley, a BeautifulSon was born onJune 11, 2012
  • 3. To Concerned butloving parents Travisand RebeccaGoodman who hadbeen prepared bytheir doctors for thearrival of a childwhich they knewwould needimmediate and longterm care for theduration of his littlelife.
  • 4. And then to doeverythinghumanly possibleto help thisinnocent littlechild continue hislife in as little painand suffering aspossible.
  • 5. He was diagnosedwith an occipitalencephalocele at 15weeks gestation.
  • 6. Encephalocele is a raredisorder in which thebones of the skull do notclose completely,creating a gap throughwhich cerebral spinalfluid, brain tissue andthe membrane thatcovers the brain (themeninges) can protrudeinto a sac-like formation.
  • 7. An encephaloceleis classified as aneural tube defect.
  • 8. Babies with anencephaloceleare very likely todie before birth.
  • 9. Approximately 21percent, or one infive, are born alive.Of those born alive,only half willsurvive.
  • 10. Wesleys doctorrecommended to hisparents that the onlyreasonable option forthem was to end his lifethrough an abortion.
  • 11. The doctors sent Wesley home to be with his family, expecting him not to make it, but he is still here. He will be re-evaluated for surgery in 4-6 weeks. Thankfully as God fearing Christians they told the doctor NO and continued with the pregnancy.
  • 12. Wesley was bornon June 11, 2012and weighed 6lb3oz. he came outbreathing on hisown which thedoctors were allamazed at.
  • 13. 99% of infants with hissize of encephalocelewill not make it past 28weeks gestation, butWesley made it to 37weeks.
  • 14. Those that survive willnot take their firstbreath, but Wesley isstill breathing!
  • 15. The doctors sent Wesley home to be with his family, expecting him not to make it, but he is still here. He will be re-evaluated for surgery in 4-6 weeks. The doctors sent Wesley home to be with his family, expecting him not to make it, but he is still here. He will be re-evaluated for surgery in 4-6 weeks.
  • 16. The doctors sent Wesley home to be with his family, expecting him not to make it, but he is still here. He will be re-evaluated for surgery in 4-6 weeks. The doctors sent Wesley home to be with his family, expecting him not to make it, but he is still here. He will be re-evaluated for surgery in 4-6 weeks. Travis and Rebecca asks for your prayers for this special child with tremendous needs and feels that his fate is in Gods Hands.
  • 17. All they can dois love him andthat is the onething thisyoung family isnot lacking in.
  • 18. The doctors sent Wesley home to be with his family, expecting him not to make it, but he is still here. He will be re-evaluated for surgery in 4-6 weeks. The doctors sent Wesley home to be with his family, expecting him not to make it, but he is still here. He will be re-evaluated for surgery in 4-6 weeks. Travis only has a part time job and it does not cover ANY of the medical bills.
  • 19. They dont evenhave insurance.Wesley hasMedicaid but thathardly coveredprenatal visits.They want to givetheir son the bestbut cannotfinancially.
  • 20. Travis gets laidoff several timesa year and theyare strugglingto pay their billsin this difficulttime.
  • 21. Anyone who can seetheir way clear tosend any amount tohelp with their needsfor Wesley I knowthat they would beforever greatfull toyou.
  • 22. This YoungFamily is in direneed of financialhelp.
  • 23. God Bless You for yourprayers and anyassistance you may beable to provide. I know itwill mean a lot to thisyoung family whodesperately needs help.Robbie and Phil BraccoJohn and Donna Bracco
  • 24. Any help for Wesleys surgery costs would be greatlyappreciated and an account has been set up at Paypalfor anyone who is able to help regardless of theamount. http://paypal.com beccaellingham04@yahoo.com is the paypal email address.