A family has seen unprecedented support after their baby arrived 4 months early last month, with friends co-workers joining in a powerful support network to help them out.
Lauren Raeann McConnell was born March 9 in Minneapolis, where her parents now spend nearly every waking (and sleeping) hour at her bedside in the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. She will likely remain there for around 5 months, or until her expected date of birth would have occurred.
Baby Lauren was born with a weight of 1 1/2 pounds and length of just 12 3/4 inches. She’s slowly gaining weight thanks to a dedicated hospital staff and constant attention from her parents. They in turn are supported by an incredible community that has certainly shown its true colors with all forms of support.
Scentsy Rep Helps Out
One example of this is the enormous effort put forth by one community member, who also happens to be a Scentsy independent business owner. Her name is Tina Turek, a native of the small town in which Baby Lauren’s parents reside. The Belle Plaine native has moved to Montgomery, but will be hosting an online Scentsy party where she will donate a portion of her commission to Baby Lauren’s parents, Becky McConnell and Jethro Stier.
Other community members are pitching in, with one salon owner donating 10% of her April sales to the cause. There are some independent distributors for Doterra that are also making a difference. Ms. McConnell’s co-workers have donated cash cards and gas cards to her, gifts which brought tears to her eyes as she accepted them.
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