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@riahannonvaldez knows fear. She has handed her precious boy, Vicente (Jr), to teams of surgeons over 40 times, and logged months at the bedside of her son’s crib at Children’s Hospital. As Jr’s caregiver, Riahannon also knows the intense loneliness and isolation that comes with caring for a child with medical complexities, especially during a global pandemic. But Riahannon also knows gratitude, and she is thankful everyday she is able to care for her son and family.
Jr has a tracheostomy, relies on a ventilator with oxygen, and uses adaptive equipment to move independently. There are not many answers for Jr’s complex medical conditions, but Riahannon never gives up, and she prays daily for insight for her son’s medical team, and peace for her husband and 4 other children through the unknown.
TODAY it is our joy to post this picture, pray, and donate to LOVE Riahannon — we get to remind @riahannonvaldez she is not alone in prayer or in the unknown. Jr’s immune suppression means he is unable to go to parks, or venture far from home. Today we are raising $2,000 for concrete in Rhiannon’s backyard to ensure a safe place for Jr to play. Visit @themomsweloveclub to REPOST this picture and DONATE. Today, we are LOVE at work
When @allyhotch was a child, her body began to hurt. Her shoulders and hips would dislocate regularly. She was in constant pain. Doctors couldn’t find a cause. It wasn’t until she was married that the answer came. Ally was diagnosed with a condition called, “Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.”
This rare condition is a connective tissue disorder that causes complications affecting her entire body- from organs to nerves to joints. Ally’s body is in constant, throbbing, immobilizing pain. If she moves in the slightest wrong way, her joints can dislocate. Simple tasks take hours. She needs help to move, eat, bathe, and put on her shoes. There is no cure.
Ally finds hope in Jesus and the laughter of her two daughters. Her husband is a full time, unpaid, caregiver. Even when struggles mount up against them, God is their rock. He sustains them minute by minute. TODAY we get to love @allyhotch! PLEASE repost this photo anywhere on social media, pray for Ally, and donate. Our goal is to raise $2,000! (Link to repost and donate in the @themomsweloveclub profile). #themomsweloveclub #hEDS #ehlersdanlossyndrom
@stephleshana held her 7-day-old infant as doctors explained that her husband, Jason, had two forms of rare and aggressive cancer that would likely take his leg, and statistically, return despite intervention. Today, Jason has undergone extensive treatment for two forms of Sarcoma cancer. He lives with a closely monitored tumor on his hip bone, a nodule on his lung, extensive nerve damage, chronic (daily) pain, and relies on a foot brace and cane to walk.
Every single medical scan terrifies Stephanie. She worries how the results might alter her and her husband’s life, and the lives of their three young boys. Amidst her circumstance and worry, @stephleshana sees God at work in her day-to-day life,“He has given us the strength to keep fighting every single day. He literally gives us our ‘daily bread,’ exactly what we need to survive each day.”
TODAY we get to pray, post this picture, and donate to love Stephanie. We aim to raise $5,000 for @stephleshana to cover travel costs to medical appointments, and pain management medication. Use the paper airplane icon to repost this in your Instagram story, and visit @themomsweloveclub to donate (or repost). Today, we are LOVE at work ❤️ #loveforstephanie