The Rodriguez Family

Saint Paul, MN
$1,465.42 raised of $5,640.40
Mortgage/Rent $1,640.40
1 months
Medical Bills $4,000.00
1 months
Benny Rodriguez
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. 

March 9, 2021
Benny Rodriguez

We were finally able to take Benny home from the NICU on November 13th. Benny is doing so well! Growing everyday. Benny’s mom returned to work December 28th. Benny still has multiple doctor appointments through out the month. So far so good. We feel so blessed to have been able to share our story with you. Thank you so much for your donations. We are so thankful for health insurance as well but still have hefty hospital bills to pay.