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The McKinsey's have suffered 4 losses, 3 stillborns & 1 miscarriage, trying to have a family. Along with thousand of dollars spent, and many failed attepts at fertility. This fundraiser is to help with funeral cost and medical bills.

The McKinsey Family Story:

At the tender age of 26, no married couple should have to suffer as many losses as the McKinsey family. On May 15, 2010, Evan Navarro was born in to Heaven at 21 weeks 3 days gestation weighing 14.5 oz & 10.5" long. This happened because of an incompetent cervix (the cervix cannot support the weight of the pregnancy).

Unfortunately, this is not Brandi & David's first loss. In August of 2007, their identical twin boys were born still due to being nonviable conjoined twins. After this loss, Brandi & David struggled with infertility & tried medical intervention to get pregnant. Not being successful in their attempts, they were ready to resign themselves to God & adopt a baby.

One last attempt with medical intervention yielded them another pregnancy & rejoicing in God's light, they were so excited. Once again, this pregnancy did not make it to term. Brandi miscarried in the 1st trimester in November 2009.

Going forward with adoption, Brandi & David had a home study completed in January 2010 & were approved immediately for adoption. They started the long process. During this time, it was God's will for the McKinsey's to once again find themselves expecting a miracle. The pregnancy started roughly but smoothed out for a time. Both were able to enjoy Evan kick & move. They planned the nursery for 2 babies, Evan & their soon to be adopted son whom they would call Brewer.

Things took a turn for the worse on May 13th. Brandi started spotting & immediately went to Labor & Delivery. There she found out that Evan's bag of water was bulging. He was half way in to the birth canal & there was not much hope that he would last long enough to have a fighting chance at life.

After a courageous two day battle, Brandi became very ill with pneumonia & a partially collapsed lung. There was only one way to make her better, deliver Evan. Holding on to those last precious moments feeling him moving, the decision was made. At 3:45 pm, Evan was born.

4 losses, 3 stillborns & 1 miscarriage. Barely married 3 years & for a couple to have to endure this, it is just not the way things are suppose to be. Paying for yet another funeral for a child that should be in their home playing, to bury a child, is not the natural order of life.

*Thank you Astrid*

Thank you all for your donations!!!

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