Thursday, November 17, 2011

Please Help!

 Meet Maggie!

 This sweet little girl is the daughter of one of the moms in my support group for children with HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy). She needs your help! This won't take you long and it would mean so much to them!  Sweet little Maggie is not doing so well and all this family wants is to take her home to meet her family in Illinois. Please, after reading her story, follow the link and nominate her for help in every way they have posted! ! It costs you nothing and would mean the world to them! Please, if you have been touched by watching Augustus' fight, please help them in this small way!
 Help Maggie!

Maggie's story taken from her page.....

Maggie Roberts is a 7 month old baby girl who is not long for this world. Due to complications she was born 6 weeks premature and sustained severe brain damage. Her short life has heart-breakingly been lived from surgery to surgery, connected to tubes and wires 24 hours a day. Her mother and father have given up everything to stay by her side and help her hold onto life, but she has been slipping these past months.

Maggie's Parents, Houng and Derek Roberts, are originally from Rockford, Illinois but moved to Ogden, Utah when Huong was offered a teaching job. With Maggie being born so premature due to a placental abruption, her mother Huong had to undergo an emergency cesarean, and then was put into a medically induced coma to help her heal from it. She underwent a hysterectomy to save her life and suffered organ failure. Thankfully, Huong was only in a coma for a month and a half and has recovered better than expected, but they will now never be able to have children. Maggie is their first and will be their only child.

Presently, Maggie is at home in Ogden, Utah with her parents, but they do not have any family here and their family cannot afford to all fly out to be with them during this challenging time.

All that her parents want now is to take her home to Illinois and surround her with family and love during her first...and last Thanksgiving and Christmas. Due to her delicate condition she would not survive traditional transport. What we are asking for her and her parents' behalf is help in finding her a way home. She needs to be transported in a specially equipped plane or helicopter. Airlines will not allow her to travel with the amount of oxygen she will need.

She has been denied by Make A Wish Foundation because she is under the age of 2 1/2.

We have sent multiple emails to media sources and entered her into the Home for Thanksgiving contest being presented by Ellen at

We encourage you to contact media, enter her into the contest on Ellen's site again, and any other resources you may be aware of in helping us find her a specially equipped transport home. Even if you email Oprah or share this with your are helping.

Although we are not requesting monetary donations, if you would like to donate to assist the Roberts family it is graciously accepted. Paypal donations can be sent to:

100% of All donations go directly to the Roberts family.

Thank you so much for reading this.

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