Delaney was born on March 22, 2011, and spent 3 1/2 healthy weeks at home until we had to rush her to the hospital via ambulance on Sunday, April 17th. Delaney was not breathing well, and didn't look herself at all. Upon arrival at the hospital she was admitted immediately to the NICU. Our cardiologist was contacted and he arrived shortly thereafter. At the time he suspected that there was a defect that would require surgery. They discovered she has three heart defects. We knew about the VSD (murmur), there are two others; Coarctation and a Patent Formen Ovale (PFO). All of the symptoms were there and to be on the safe side they prepared her to transfer to Children's Hospital

During the prep for transfer, her heartrate slowed severely and CPR was administered. We were present for most of the CPR which was incredibly scary, but her heart-rate returned successfully. Devastatingly, this caused at least a portion of massive brain trauma to our precious baby girl. After she was stabilized we called for a chaplan, and she baptized Delaney.

After a long, hard-fought battle, we lost Delaney on January 15th, 2012. We learned so much from our sweet baby. We know that she touched the lives of literally thousands of people from all of the world. Thank you to all who have contributed to our cause in the form of Prayer, good wishes, donations, time, and comfort.

We plan to continue the work that she started through the Delaney Rose Fund. We will be using all proceeds to start a scholarhip fund in her name. We are still working out the details, but our initial hope is to provide money towards college for students who have overcome, or continue to fight a medical condition.