18 February 2008

emma and taylor

when i was pregnant with jillian i was thrilled to find out that mandy, a friend in my ward, had the same due date. she already had three children but had since had six miscarriages. tragic news came shortly after the first timester. she was pregnant with twins that shared a heart and a liver, conjoined at the belly. after all her doctors urged her to terminate, and many prayers later she choose to carry. the doctors didn't expect her to make to the third trimester. suprisingly sept. rolled around and the sweet twin girls were scheduled to come c-section a month early. again the doctors prepared for the worse, stating that the seven chamber heart won't last minutes past birth. now the twins are exactly a month older than jill and doing very well. mandy is now expecting a boy the same week i am due!
mandy never wanted to public with her story, not knowing if it was the right thing to do (requesting help etc.). now the girls have a possibility of being separated and recieving artificial hearts until a donor is available. with this possibility the family is looking at being out of state for several months and many expenses. they have now come public. please check out their blog and donate if you're able. if not with funds please pray for their family. http://emmaandtaylorbailey.blogspot.com

5 comments:

AHEM said...

that is the most beautiful blog that i have ever seen. wow. i am speechless.

Sarah Peterson said...

That has to be So incredibly stressfull to know you may lose your babies or have to sacrifice one for the other. Goodness, I will surely pray for them! Thanks for posting this- it is a beautiful story and we will definately donate...

Valerie said...

Oh my gosh, Alisha!!! I read your blog and looked at the pictures on Emma and Taylor's website...then I recognized MANDY from Redmond, WA!! She is my same age and went to Redmond High School with me!!! What a small, small world. Her story is beautiful. Please tell her hello from me, and that we will keep her in our prayers! WOW, this just blew me away!

Katie J. Layton said...

I've been hearing a ton about Mandy lately from everyone I run into. We are definitely praying for the Bailey family.

carlson, carlson & carlson said...

Eric and I were touched, thanks for sharing.