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Love and Meal Support for the Williams Family


A quick note from Karissa: After weeks of interventions that wrecked my body: medications and monitoring, hospital stays and bed rest, Teyautli Leal Marcella was born at 6:45 am on Thursday August 19th. Weighing 4 lbs and 13 oz at 33 weeks and 5 days, T was 6 weeks early. Because of this, needs at least 4 weeks of NICU support. We are getting the best care in Denver, at a hosipital with one of the best NICU units in the country, but we have exhausted all of our funds. I started a new job as an OB nurse in June, thinking that I would deliver around my due date in October and be able to get paid while taking maternity leave. I cannot use PTO or get paid in anyway for the entire time I have already missed before baby was born, or even now when I should be getting maternity leave. We have used what little retirement money I have earned in the last year to pay our rent and have had to rely mainly on credit cards to take care of ourselves and baby's needs. Now, on top of that, we are going to have huge hospital bills even with private insurance. We would appreciate any and all support. We love you and cannot thank you enough! ----- Karissa, Dillon and Teyautli -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The best ways to support the new family of three is via meal gift cards and cash gifts. They are several hours from the comfort of home and need quick and easy options. If you are able to support with a meal or grocery gift card, you can do this in one of two ways. You can click on the calendar and fill one of the meal requests there, or you can send a gift card from the wishlist. If you are able to support with a cash donation, please use the paypal link or you can send your donations to Karissa's venmo: @Peoine-Red Cash donations will be used for food, basic necessities and needs in Denver and covering bills at home.

Special Notes

This page is being maintained by Karissa's mom Kathi and step-sister Karin while she is focusing on healing and being a new mom. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] It is hard to give exact restaurant recommendations as what is available in Denver may not be available in Laramie WY- when in doubt, Doordash and cash are the best options.

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