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Benefit for Little Adreanna

Right when I first started my blog and decided to help preemie mamas, I saw a friend on facebook talking to a girl in my town who had just had a preemie. I normally don’t add people I don’t know but for some reason, I felt like I should talk to her, so I messaged her. We started talking and now Tiffany and I are friends.

Her little Adreanna was born three months too soon and weighed 2 pounds 13 ounces. She is a very beautiful, happy baby and hardly ever cries. At first glance, you would never suspect anything was wrong. But 10 month old Adreanna is a very sick little girl. She has Necrotizing Enterocolitis, or NEC for short. NEC is a condition where the intestines become infected and can die. She has already had surgery to remove all but 21 centimeters of her bowels.

Due to her condition, Adreanna has an ostomy bag, a feeding tube, and a port that leads directly to a main vein in her heart for her to recieve nutrients. This also means Adreanna will need to have a pancreas, liver, and intestine transplant. In order for this to happen, they will have to stay in Nebraska for more than six months and need help for what is basically moving halfway across the country.

For my local friends: Adreanna’s family is hosting a benefit for her on March 10 at R&D Car Wash in Hartwell. They are selling hotdog plates for $5 and taking donations to help pay for their trip to Nebraska. Also a portion of the car wash sales from that day go to help Adreanna as well.

For my not so local readers: They are accepting donations as well. Message me for details. Any amount of help would be greatly appreciated and I thank you ahead of time for being generous to help this sweet little baby.

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