Miracle Movement

For: The McCormick Family
Organizer: Amber Crafton & Peine Ridge Church
$13,210
of $35,000 goal.
Raised by 209 donors
37% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Most babies born with Trisomy 13 only have a 5% chance of making it to delivery. Out of those, only 5% live longer than one hour. Beloved little Hadley Mae McCormick was born on August 11, 2013 with Trisomy 13, and while doctors prepared her family to expect only minutes to an hour with her after birth, she has miraculously persevered in life day after day.

Because of her condition, Hadley was born with a cleft pallet, but still has been able to receive some bottle feedings, though most of the time she is fed through a feeding tube. She also suffers another condition common to trisomy 13 babies: apnea. Simply put, her brain frequently forgets to tell her body to breathe; these espisodes occurr multiple time daily and can last from 30 seconds to 5 or more minutes, and any one of them could very well be her last.

Hadley's parents Lance & Audra care for their precious girl 24/7, holding her, feeding her every 2 hours day and night, and even administering CPR when her apnea episodes last too long. Even though she is always connected to monitors, someone stays awake with her all night to make sure that she is breathing and that she is never alone. Her family loves her deeply, and they are so grateful to have her in their lives each day; but her care is exhausting and expensive.

Hadley was born into a wonderful family: two adoring parents and ten (yes, I said TEN!) siblings ranging in age from two to sixteen. They are a Christian family who honors the Lord and His sovereign plan for Hadley's life. The McCormick family continues to put their hope & trust in the One who created Hadley and is worthy of all honor, glory, and praise.

Shortly after Hadley was born, a Facebook page was created for her where those who care about her and her family can follow her daily progress and growth as they pray for her and her family and encourage them through comments and posts. But Hadley and her family need more; they need help financially too. While Hadley's medical bills are covered by health insurance, there are many other costs that insurance does not cover; for example, her special formulas and feeding tubes and the increased electric bills from the 24/7 montitors she requires. In addition, Lance, who is in business for himself, does not receive any paid time off, so when he does not work, he does not get paid, making it that much harder to cover their increased expenses since Hadley's birth. To make matters worse, Lance was recently diagnosed with a severe case of double pneumonia, resulting in multiple hospital stays and weeks of mandatory bedrest at home; not only is that time for which he will not get paid, but they will now have very expensive doctor and hospital bills because they do not have health insurance for Lance.

Christmas is a time of celebrating a very special miracle: the birth of a very special baby many centuries ago who came to this earth to bring us all life. This year, we are celebrating another miraculous birth, and though Hadley is not the Savior of the world, we do know that God is using her life and her story and the faith of her family to touch hearts and lives around the country and the world and to transform them eternally because of her family's faith in that Savior, Jesus Christ!

As of the date this fundraiser was created, Haldey's Facebook page has received 3,499 individual likes, and there are 1,923 active conversations about Hadley happening right now on Facebook (according to Facebook's algorithms). What if every one of us who have liked her page donated $10 to Hadley's family to thank them for sharing her with us, to thank the Lord for blessing us through her, and to help them care for and celebrate her every day that the Lord continues to bless her with life? Ten dollars is not a lot, but all of our ten dollars put together can make a world of difference in this family's life this Christmas.

Please join us at Peine Ridge Church, the McCormick's home church, in blessing this family and in celebrating the God of miracles, and specifically this one little miracle, Hadley Mae. Join us this Christmas in starting a Miracle Movement!

If you would like to join us in the Miracle Movement, you can make your donation by clicking the "Give Now" button at the top of the page. Then share this opportunity with your friends, family, communities, and networks so that together we can lighten this family's financial burden and enable them to spend all of their energy on caring for and enjoying Hadley while they may.

Let's make this Christmas beyond memorable for Hadley and her family! Thank you!!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 1, 2014

Posted on February 1, 2014

Hello everyone.

Hadley's parents have posted an update on her Facebook page that includes information about her memorial service:

Day 1 without our Hadley. We thank you all so much for your prayers and encouragement yesterday and today. Audra and I made Hadleys funeral arrangements today. We also got to hold our daughter one last time. Words can't express how good it was to hold her and have time with just the three of us. All of the kids miss her so much too. Hazel who will be two in april keeps coming into our room and saying, "She's gone, she's gone!" She misses her baby sister.

We will be celebrating Hadley's life at Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville, Missouri, on February 8. The visitation will be from 10a.m. until noon with a memorial service starting at noon. We have been blessed to share Hadley's life with you all and we would love to share that day too. We welcome any who can make it. Your prayers all played a great part in our baby's life and we would love to thank you in person.

Many have asked where they could send a card, too. If you would like, you can mail them to

Lance and Audra McCormick
15 Hawk Forest Court
Defiance, MO 63341.

In Christ, Lance and Audra

Isaiah 41:10 'Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteousness right hand.'

Posted on January 31, 2014

Posted on January 31, 2014

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry to update with such sad tidings, but little Hadley Mae went home to be with Jesus yesterday, January 30, 2013. Here is the post her parents put on her Facebook page yesterday evening:

"172 DAYS. Today our beautiful Hadley Mae went home to be with the Lord. Our hearts ache and we miss her so much. Please pray for our family to rest in the comfort of the Lord and to look back on Hadley's time here with joy. We will post the time and date of her memorial service in the next day or two. Please keep praying for our family. Thank you all for loving our little girl. Lance and Audra. Revelation 21:4 'He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.'"

The information about Hadley's memorial service will be shared here, as well, once it is available.

If you would like to help with their expenses, you may make a donation here on the fundraiser website. If you would like to serve them in some other capacity but don't have a way to reach out to them dirctly, then please feel free to use the "Contact Organizer" button on the fundraiser's home page. 

Please continue to keep the family in your most ardent prayers. Thank you!

Posted on January 7, 2014

Posted on January 7, 2014

Hello everyone, and happy New Year!!!

Just a quick update for you. Hadley has been having some pretty good days recently with little to no apnea episodes and very little congestion. We praise the Lord for His continued grace and mercy over her and her family as they continue to care for her, love her, and grow as a family together while they have her with them!

We have also decided to extend the fundraiser through March 31, 2014. If you would like to donate to the McCormicks, then please do so before then so we can be sure everything processes well!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and shared the link for this fundraiser on your social media outlets. Please above all continue to pray for Hadley and her family, as well as for Lance and his health as he continues to rest and recover at home. If you feel led, in your praying, to donate or to share our link, then please do! We know it is the Lord who is providing for the McCormick family in his own perfect and timely way, and we trust in the who One who has promised us His perfect care and who is faithful to keep His promises always!

Blessings to you all and, again, happy New Year! 

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