Saint Paul, MN

The Rodriguez Family

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Name
Benny Rodriguez
Injury/Illness
Premature Birth

After 5 years of trying to get pregnant and 5 fertility treatments we decided to take a break from trying to start our family. 4 short months later we found out that I was pregnant. We were so surprised because we weren’t even trying. During my pregnancy I did have complications with high blood pressure. At 31 weeks I was sent to the hospital to be monitored and 4 days later My placenta had ripped and Baby Benny’s heart rate was dropping. We had an emergency c section at just 32 weeks. Benny is now almost 8 weeks old. He had to have a surgery on his epiglottis to open up his airway. He is still in the NICU but is progressing every day. Unfortunately with COVID both my husband and I have exhausted all of our PTO and sick time and are both on FMLA. My husband just recently returned to work. We are hoping to raise $1,640 which would cover our November mortgage payment. 

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