Who Is Ollie?
Ollie is the the unborn son of Chad and Brianna McLellan. Baby brother of Bryson, Carter & Peyton. One among several spunky grandchildren of Jeff & Candi Staley. Newcomer nephew to Deidra, Wade and I.
Why are we raising funds for Ollie?
Chad & Brianna have recently been told that their fourth child will be born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). A rare condition, 1 in 2500 babies is diagnosed with CDH every year.
Because of CDH, Ollies diaphragm hasn’t fully formed and a hole is left remaining allowing the abdominal organs to push up into his chest cavity. Which in turn is pushing his tiny heart over to the right. All of this is made more threatening as his organs aren’t leaving much room for his lungs to grow.
Ollie is due to make his grand entrance on July 21st.
Between now and then his mom will need to make a number of trips to Vancouver to the BC Women’s Hospital to have continued amniotic testing and to meet with Ollies surgical team to make a plan for his arrival. Once Brianna is in her 35th week of pregnancy, she will make a final trip to Vancouver where she & Ollie will remain until he’s ready to greet the world.
As soon as Ollie is born he will be whisked away from Brianna to receive a series of corrective surgeries. Following which he will need to stay on in the ICU for some recovery time.
Ollie is making an exhausting journey to meet his loving family.
Preparing for his arrival, and the subsequent months of care he’ll need comes with a long list of expenses : multiple trips to the coast, childcare for the siblings, lodgings & food…the list goes on and on.
I would like to help raise the funds to cover the cost of necessary lodging at the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver. Thanks to their amazing program, the cost is only $12/day.
It is expected that Ollie will need to spend up to 6 months in the hospital, with his mom nearby to nurture and love him to wellness.
6 months x $12/day = $2160
But I can’t do it alone…
Please join us for a FUNdraising GARAGE SALE on May 23, 2015 from 8am - 2pm
Ways you can help:
1. SAVE THE DATE
May 1 - Burger, Beer & a Band FUNdraiser for Ollie
2. DONATE OR SHOP THE SALE
May 23 - Garage Sale in Upper Canoe Creek Estates
#6630 51 Street NE
8am - 2pm
Small items can be dropped off at the Barber Shop across from downtown Askews or Call Kelli at 250-804-8114 to make arrangements for delivery or pick up of larger items.
3.SHARE THIS PAGE & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS FOR A FUN NIGHT OUT
NOTE: this is a publicly posted event so even non-Facebookers can read the info. :-)
I would love to tell my sister and her husband that they don’t have to worry about that bill…to focus on the things that matter most right now - I would be really grateful if you would help me do that by coming for a fun night out with friends, or that special someone in support of a young couple who would do the same for you.
Ollie’s Aunt Kelli
The Barbers Daughter