(1888PressRelease) Treasure Hunters Roadshow Has fundraisers to help local families of critically ill children have a home away from home by raising funds for the Ronald McDonald house.
Springfield, IL – Help L.CHIC to Raise Money for the Ronald McDonald House
June 4th 4pm-8pm & June 5th 10am – 4pm
Event Takes Place at L.CHIC
3063 Hamlin Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62711
Come out and join Treasure Hunters Roadshow and Treasure Hunters Fundraiser to help Raise Funds for The local Ronald McDonald House! Clean out your jewelry boxes and dig out your treasures and help families in need!!
Help support the Ronald McDonald house by donating items to help families of critically ILL children have a home away from home!
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:
Scrap Gold – Jewelry – Unused Jewelry – Class Rings – Dental Gold – Cold Coins – Gold Ounces – Silver Dollars
Proof Sets – Coin Collections – Sterling Silver Items – Silver Flatware – Silver Bars – Silver Ounces
“I’m sorry, but we don’t expect that your daughter will make it through the night.” The horror that rings through these words is a haunting sound that no parent would ever want to experience.
Lacey DeMaire, a young mother from Olney, Illinois had experienced the normal pangs of pregnancy until she began passing out at work at 32 weeks gestation. After being sent home from the hospital twice, she was rushed to Springfield by ambulance in her 34th week. She was in active labor and then began hemorrhaging.
An emergency cesarean section was performed to save her life and the life of her baby. That is when the doctors discovered that Lacey had a very rare disorder called vesa previa, where the umbilical cord attaches itself to the wrong part of the placenta. While in active labor, Lacey’s baby descended into the birth canal and crashed into the misplaced umbilical cord, causing her to love of 1/3 of her blood.
When the lifeless baby was born, she had been without oxygen for 3-4 minutes, limited oxygen for at least that long, had a heart rate of 10, suffered seizures and was immediately given blood transfusions. Her Apgar tests were very discouraging at 1 at one minute and 4 after five minutes. [The Apgar test rates that baby’s appearance, pulse, responsiveness, muscle activity and breathing. Each of the five tests are given a number between 0 (weakest) and 2 (strongest) and then totaled.]
For two days the doctors told Lacey that her newborn wouldn’t survive, however baby Tristyn kept fighting. She stayed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. John’s Hospital for one month, and Lacey found comfort whitin the walls of the Ronald McDonald House. Here she recovered from surgery, made friends with other families whose children were hospitalized and was relieved that she could remain close to her precious daughter.
Lacey and Tristyn won the battle, but they continue to fight the war. Irreversible effects of the trauma has left Tristyn, now three, with mild brain damage and cerebral palsy, a weakened immune system; and frequent trips back to Springfield are necessary to see specialists. Today, you wouldn’t know it by looking at this adorable tot that she is any different than other youngsters here age or that she experienced more in the first hours of her life than most of us will experience in a lifetime. Lacey says that it takes Tristyn 3-4 months to acquire one new skill because of her short term memory. “We take it one day at a time ” adds Lacey. Still, it doesn’t deter this incredible little girl; an inspiration and source of joy for everyone at the Ronald McDonald House. Her smile and spirit melts our hearts.