Brei Family

Brei Family

From Kristin Nicole

We are raising funds to cover medical expenses related to my son's birth and ongoing care. Abraham was born at 34 weeks and spent 3 weeks in the NICU following birth. He continues to deal with many complications.

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Update #2

6 days ago

Prayers answered and prayers still needed...
We have been blessed in so many ways over the last week or so. Yesterday I was able to start a second job that will provide much better healthcare for our family moving forward. I can hardly wait for it to start next month! We will go from a very large family deductible to a much more minimal one (in comparison), but I will need to advocate for Abraham's specialists to be included in coverage. Prayers are needed for understanding from the new insurance company.
We have continued to be blessed with donations towards paying down our existing medical debt. Thank you all for that. We feel the love and promise to pay it forward ten times over in the future.
Additionally, we were offered an earlier appointment with the ENT at Children's which was moved up over an entire month to August 17th. This is one of Abe's very important appointments. They need to be able to do some testing regarding his hearing loss to see if there is anything they can do to slow it down or possibly even stop it. In order for them to do that testing, Abraham needs to be able to go under anesthesia. This appointment with the ENT should tell us if his breathing is stable enough for him to safely endure going under anesthesia. The fact that we were able to get in so much sooner to the ENT is a work of God. The longer we wait for the testing, the more hearing Abraham is losing, which will not be able to be recovered. Praise the Lord we can get in next week. Also, thank you to a silent donor that gave our family gas cards to help cover the costs of some of these runs to Children's. I am having to take unpaid time from work and gas is not cheap to attend these appointments so regularly, so thank you. Every little bit sure helps!
Abraham received his first "big boy" haircut over the weekend. Mama might have teared up some, but he looks so mature. Just wanted to share a picture of our little pork chop with all of you. Thank you again for the love, support, and prayers. Blessings on the rest of your week!
The Brei's
James, Kristin, Isaiah, and Abraham

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In July 2019 we lost a child during pregnancy.  Unfortunately, we needed to undergo a medical procedure to have the child removed from my womb.  These expenses added up quickly.  We then were blessed with our next pregnancy several months later and Abraham was born in August 2020.  Abe joined us several weeks early due to medical complications on my end, but he has been a fighter since the moment he came in to our world.  Abraham was unable to breathe on his own when he was born and spent the first 3 weeks of his life in the NICU.  I also experienced some medical complications post birth, which resulted in another surgery that following November.  Abraham continues to struggle with delays and other medical issues, forcing several visits with doctors and therapists over the past couple of years.  We work hard and try not to be a burden on others around us.  The surmounting medical debt has put us in a position where I feel our only option is to ask for help at this time.  Thank you to anyone that can give anything.  Additionally, please continue to pray for Abraham as we have several important doctors appointments in coming months.  We appreciate all of the love, support, and kind words.   

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Kristin Nicole posted a new update:
6 days ago

Update #2

Prayers answered and prayers still needed...
We have been blessed in so many ways over the last week or so. Yesterday I was able to start a second job that will provide much better healthcare for our family moving forward. I can hardly wait for it to start next month! We will go from a very large family deductible to a much more minimal one (in comparison), but I will need to advocate for Abraham's specialists to be included in coverage. Prayers are needed for understanding from the new insurance company.
We have continued to be blessed with donations towards paying down our existing medical debt. Thank you all for that. We feel the love and promise to pay it forward ten times over in the future.
Additionally, we were offered an earlier appointment with the ENT at Children's which was moved up over an entire month to August 17th. This is one of Abe's very important appointments. They need to be able to do some testing regarding his hearing loss to see if there is anything they can do to slow it down or possibly even stop it. In order for them to do that testing, Abraham needs to be able to go under anesthesia. This appointment with the ENT should tell us if his breathing is stable enough for him to safely endure going under anesthesia. The fact that we were able to get in so much sooner to the ENT is a work of God. The longer we wait for the testing, the more hearing Abraham is losing, which will not be able to be recovered. Praise the Lord we can get in next week. Also, thank you to a silent donor that gave our family gas cards to help cover the costs of some of these runs to Children's. I am having to take unpaid time from work and gas is not cheap to attend these appointments so regularly, so thank you. Every little bit sure helps!
Abraham received his first "big boy" haircut over the weekend. Mama might have teared up some, but he looks so mature. Just wanted to share a picture of our little pork chop with all of you. Thank you again for the love, support, and prayers. Blessings on the rest of your week!
The Brei's
James, Kristin, Isaiah, and Abraham

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Kristin Nicole posted a new update:
17 days ago

Update #1

First off, thank you to all who have donated already. This past week Abraham saw his pulmonologist. They found scarring on his lungs and both lungs are overinflated. We are unsure what is causing this. His breathing at nighttime is a concern, so we have a new breathing monitor in place to monitor it. He's also been started on some breathing treatments prior to bedtime to see if that helps at all.
Upcoming we have several rounds of therapy, hoping to help him build more core strength, a very important appointment with an ENT in September to have him cleared for a procedure to go under anesthesia, and then back to the pulmonologist to see if there has been any changes to his breathing.
His big brother, Isaiah, continues to struggle a great deal with separation anxiety. With all of these appointments, it's a challenge for him to be with different care providers. He returns to preschool in fall and we are hopeful for a smooth transition. He's such a good big brother, please also pray for him as Abe's appointments often impact his ability to manage his anxiety.
That's all for now, I've included a picture of the boys at the petting zoo at Life Fest, because we try to find joy in every day, even through the struggles. Blessings to all!

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