Shunts & Brain Bleeds : Looking for Support

Lauren - posted on 10/02/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )




Hello all,
I'm coming to this forum from a weird spot.
I'm not a mother.
I am, however, an aunt.
An aunt of two beautiful twin boys named Oliver James & Jude.
They were born at 27 weeks, weighing in at only 2 lbs.
Oliver suffered a class 4 brain bleed that lead to complications forcing him to have a shunt installed.
We've been on a roller coaster of ups and downs since he was born, but the worst has been the multiple surgeries and being so unsure of the outcome.
He's going in for his fourth brain surgery tomorrow morning, at just 5 months old.
I know there's a lot of moms out there that have been in similar or worse situations and I'm just asking - if this resonates with you in any way - please share our GoFundMe campaign or donate to it. Even just a little bit.
My brother and his wife are a young couple, married just over 5 years, that planned on one child, and they were blessed with two beautiful boys. They were unaware of what life would throw at them these last couple of months and I know any new parent understands the stresses that come with simply raising up a child.
Please, please, please, just leave words of encouragement here, share our GoFundMe, or even donate if you feel persuaded to do so.
It would mean the world to have any help that we can.
Our campaign can be found at and you can find a video here detailing their journey.
Thank you so much & God bless,
Lauren Cashwell

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