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Nora & Lena Hafner

First post: 7/25/2016 Latest post: 8/16/2016


Hello, my name is Alli, I am the mother of three beautiful little girls, Ila, Nora and Lena. Our two little peanuts,(Nora, and Lena) were born at 24 weeks gestation due to undiagnosed preeclampsia.  Nora and Lena are with the Doctors, and Nurses at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, MN until they are strong enough to go home-somewhere around their due date (nov. 8th). I am staying in Rochester to be with them, and have taken a leave of absence from my job (pharmacy tech) unsure if I will return based on the girls' medical needs after we return home. Their daddy's name is Eric and has returned home where he works as a machinist. He is unable to miss any work to be here with us for financial reasons. However, our hometown is 3 hours away so he is able to come back every saturday morning and stays until sunday night to be with us.  Nora and Lena have a 5 year old sister named Ila. She is very much in love with her sisters, and the sight of them all together is the best feeling I have ever had as a mother. When Ila comes to visit her favorite thing to do is to hold their hands, and she talks about how excited she is to hold them! A lot has changed from the day we found out we were having twins to the day we delivered the girls 16 weeks early. No one could have ever prepared us for the ups-and-downs this situation would present. At the end of every day I am so thankful that they are here, and with some of the best medical professionals in the world because they stand a fighting chance at making it home with us. They are precious and delicate, yet strong and so incredibly beautiful I am so proud to be their mother. At this point both girls have made exellent progress and we pray it continues this way. Eric and I are not blind to the fact that at any moment this can change, but we remain optimistic and hopeful that they will make it though this-one day at a time. We are using "GoFundMe" to help us raise money to make it though what may be the most difficult time in our lives. Financially, and emotionally, we need to make sure we don't fall behind, and we want to make sure the girls will have everything they need when they leave the hospital.  We are so greatful, and thankful, and have so much love for the Nurses, and Doctors that are with them 24/7, and our family and friends, and even those we don't know that have sent their love, prayers, and support our way. Words of thanks will never say or justify how much it truly means to know we are not alone, and there is a world full of people fighting along with our two angels.  We do however, thank eveyone involved, and pulling for us-you have truly touched my family.❤❤❤
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