Saturday, December 13, 2008


Due to our recent move and incredible financial stress, I have been asking for holiday assistance from several local charities. If anyone know's of any in the Kansas City area please let me know! I do have a donate button on the side-bar, but I am not asking for money. I need help making sure Nadine has a Christmas.

I would love if anyone could even just send Christmas cards to my 5 year old. She loves getting mail, and I realize with everyone's financial strain at this time of year, sometimes a card is more than enough. If you would like to send her a card please email me at

I hate asking for help. I've always been a woman who had a steady job, who made sure I could support my family. With the move, having no family here to help, being on our's just all too overwhelming. And when it comes to my baby girl, I will ask for help.

This is what I have written to the charities...

My name is Nikki , and I've just moved to Kansas City from Springfield, MO. My husband, my 5 year old daughter, and myself have moved here to be close to Children's Mercy Hospital. I am 32 weeks pregnant, and about a month ago we found out that our unborn son has many problems including fluid on the brain, scoliosis, and many heart defects.

In Feb of this year we lost our daughter Alyssa, shortly after birth due to being premature. This has been a long hard road dealing with loosing a child, and now facing the thought of a child who is very sick. Emotionally me and my husband are broken.

In the last 3 months we were also in a major car accident where I had to be hospitalized and have surgery on my ankle (8 pins and a plate) and I severed an artery in my head. Thankfully the baby was not affected by the accident, but we did loose our truck and the same day my husband was laid off from his job. We are waiting for my medical care to be finished before insurance will do anything for us.

We are oringinally from California, we have been in MO for 4 years. We don't have any family here in KC, and Christmas this year will be non-existent after the financial struggle of our car accident as well as having to face this major move.

Writing just this short explanation of why we need help to me is overwhelming. I don't understand why we have been given so much to deal with in such a short amount of time. I do have medical documentation if you need it.

Also please visit my website about my unborn son's medical condition included in my signature.

Thank You,



AmandaHoyt said...

I just sent you an email. I would love to send Nadine a card.
I am praying for you and David.

mamma2 said...

I too just sent you an e-mail so I can send Nadine a card.


Susan said...

Nikki - we are only cyper readers but I will send you an email to see if I can mail your daughter a card. It is a tough world right now, you are right!! We too believe in the power of prayer.

Tina:0) said...

Nikki -

I'd love to send a card! My 4 year old is just elated when she gets mail, so I'm sure a card would be wonderful!

Sending prayers...

Tina & Vaeh:0)

Lee Family said...

HI Nikkie, I would love to send Nadine a card with a little something inside for her.