How exciting it was to find out that God was blessing us with our fourth precious child to love and raise!
At 19 weeks we found our that Mom had a rare pregnancy complication that would cause our sweet girl to be born early. Although we had high hopes of a scheduled delivery at 34 weeks, an emergency required delivery at 31 weeks.
Our sweet Jovie (meaning strong and happy) stayed in the NICU for 6 weeks, where she received the most outstanding care!
One of our greatest gifts during this journey was The Alyssa House, and the wonderful people that we met along the way! Our gratitude cannot be expressed adequately with words, but we will always remember this blessing and will pray for this ministry always!
With thanks and love,
Will, Ashley, Victoria, Emery, Davis, and baby Jovie.
Christmas came early, thanks to our incredible friends at Mason’s Toy Box! Mason’s Toy Box went above and beyond for this former Alyssa House family, and surprised Elaina on her 4th birthday. Elaina and her family stayed The Alyssa House this summer, while recovering from an emergency dialysis surgery.
Elaina received a new handicap accessible power wheels, which will help her play outside with her sibling and other kids her age! Elaina has caudal regression syndrome and uses a wheelchair.
A huge thank you to Mason’s Toy Box, for all they do for pediatric patients and their families. The Alyssa House is so grateful to be surrounded by such a loving organization and caring community.
The Alyssa House is proud to have joined several other Charlottesville nonprofits to meet the ever growing demand for lodging for families of patients at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.
Learn more about our work in the Housing Collaborative in the local press coverage from The Daily Progress and NBC29.