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Post by Excalibur Marketing Dude » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:46 am

We received this from some business associates and thought we would share it with everybody.

(100 % of proceeds go to the family)

Sebright couple seeks support for daughter with rare birth defect.
A Sebright couple is seeking the community’s support as they adjust to life as parents of a newborn with a rare birth defect.
Katherine McDonald’s daughter, Savannah Winchester was born Aug. 27 at Mount Sinai Hospital with her intestines outside the abdominal wall, a condition known as gastroschisis.
“I didn’t know anything about this,” McDonald told Simcoe.com during a phone interview from Toronto’s SickKids Hospital. “Not a lot of people do until they come here.”
Doctors first alerted McDonald to the condition following a series of ultrasounds, the first of which was taken in the 10th week of her pregnancy.
The intestines protruded from a hole next to the belly button, McDonald said.
“I didn’t know what was going to happen when she was born, if she was going to survive,” she added.
Born three weeks early, Savannah was taken to Sickkids here her exposed intestines were encased in a protective wrapping and gradually inserted into her abdomen.
The infant underwent surgery to close the hole Sept. 1 and remains at the Toronto hospital monitoring.
“She got her breathing tube off yesterday,” McDonald said, adding Savannah was also relying on a feeding tube for nourishment. “They are still monitoring her heart rate.”
The area woman and her partner spent the first two weeks of their daughter’s care driving back and forth between home and the Toronto hospital, as no rooms were available at Ronald McDonald House.
McDonald has since been accepted into the facility, where parents of children undergoing treatment for life-threatening or serious illnesses can stay for $15 per night.
While a relatively nominal fee, costs are mounting, said McDonald, who is on maternity leave from her job at a Brechin coffee shop.
Half of the money raised through a GoFundMe campaign will go to support Savannah and her family with current and future costs related to her medical care, including expenses for accommodations in Toronto.
“We didn’t expect to be down here for almost two months now,” McDonald added.
The remaining funds will go to SickKids to raise awareness of gastroschisis and to support research, she said.

****HUGE PRIZE UPDATE ALERT Dec 18, 2018 .....we have a huge sponsor that wanted to help out SAVANNAH and her family. We couldn't say no too......Advanced Taxidermy from Caledon just donated a $500 gift card to be chosen by the winner. It will be one of the 3 main prizes draw live once all 300 tickets are sold.****

1st place - Excalibur Micro Suppressor Crossbow (mossy oak bottomlands)

2nd place - 4 person ice fishing day package (2019/2020 season) donated by Donny Crowder and Gail Loder of HOTBOXHUTS on Lake Simcoe

50 additional random draws for a camo S.B.B.S. touque donated by Shaun Stratford of Urban Roofing Consulting

We have had so many positive responses to this fundraiser and additional prizes that we will be selling 300 tickets at $20 CDN each.

Etransfer to: [email protected]
Password: SBBS123
And send with your full legal name and emailing address.

Once we sell all 300....we do the draw which I don't think will take long. The draw will be done live on the S.B.B.S. Facebook page so go over to it and LIKE to keep track.

Canadian residents only!!








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