Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Approximately 2 weeks ago Helena was having nausea with vomiting and a tremor in her left arm. Jessi brought her to the doctor, but before enough testing could be done, Helena had a seizure at home. She was brought by ambulance to Essentia ER in Duluth. A CAT scan was performed immediately, it revealed a large tumor in her mid-brain. She was stabilized & then life flighted to St. Paul Children’s Hospital. During the flight our sweet angel suffered a catastrophic event which her brain cannot recover from. The staff here at Children’s has done a phenomenal job taking care of Helena, everything possible was done for her! A brain scan and other neurological testing, however, has shown no brain activity, so our precious one has been on life support since Thursday. Helena’s parents are in the process of deciding organ donation. We will keep you updated on this site. We appreciate ALL your concern, thoughts & prayers! We would love to hear your favorite Helena story or see a favorite picture of her, we encourage you to limit contact to us through this site❤️ Please pray for peace and strength as we struggle through comprehending what has happened in these last few days!!
We want to thank the staff at Children’s for the compassionate care given to Helena and to Ronald McDonald House for taking care of us, her family. They have compassionately housed & fed us throughout this tragic loss of Helena!!