Why am I doing this?
Up until this last year, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was just a pretty building on the side of the highway that I passed on the way to the mall. I knew that it was an incredible place that treated kiddos everyday, but I never anticipated that one of those kiddos would be mine.
When I was 20 weeks pregnant, my anatomy scan showed that Asher's brain was developing abnormally. At the time, we weren't totally sure what that meant, except that it wasn't good. Asher was born at 37 weeks and our journey has been quite the adventure since then.
Asher spent 3 weeks in the NICU and was diagnosed with agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly and neuronal migration disorder. Since going home, he has been re-admitted 5 times and has added infantile spasms, epilepsy, cortical visual impairment and hydrocephaly to his list of diagnoses. Asher has underwent treatment for his clubbed feet, surgery to place a feeding tube and brain surgery. Each day comes with a new challenge and a new appreciation for Children's Hospital.
Children's Hospital has saved my child's life on multiple occasions and has, in turn, saved mine. I have no doubt that the life we live today is due to the incredible care that Children's has shown us. But they wouldn't be able to do it without the generosity of donors like you. Whether its $5 or $500, every little bit helps when it comes to caring for kiddos like mine.
Thank you for your consideration!