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In loving Memory of Emilly Faith Skye Manalad

$804

raised so far

100%

of $750 goal

It was Valentine’s Day 2021 that my husband and I first realised that I was pregnant with our second child. Later on we would go on to find out that she had the severe form of the rare Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. We spent countless days looking at all possible options with the hospital team and the outcome often looked grim. It was heartbreaking and there was little more we could have done to prepare ourselves for what was to follow, besides turning to our family, friends and our faith.

Our beautiful baby Emilly Faith Skye was born October 14, 2021 and lived for 18 beautiful days. The options we had discussed earlier on were deemed to be futile due to severity of her condition, and we were left with the difficult reality of letting her live her life naturally, however short it would be, without any intervention. However this path laid out before us would deepen and purify our love for her, and we are assured that she is now our own little Saint in heaven.

In memory of her, we are supporting HeartKids in raising awareness of CHD and in particular supporting their SweetHeart Day 2022 Program by creating this fundraising page leading to the month of the hearts.

HeartKids have been such a great help to me and my family from the moment I first contacted them about the diagnosis of Baby Faith. They have been in contact with me to check how I am doing before and after her birth. As part of their Heart Beads Program, I received beautiful beads specific to each procedure baby Faith bravely received which I made into a necklace and proudly wore at Baby Faith’s Memorial Mass and is now placed in her memory box.

Sweetheart Day is your chance to join in the fight against this disease. Your support , in whatever amount, will make a difference as this will help HeartKids to raise awareness and funds to support services and programs across Australia.

We thank you in advance. God bless you!

-Joe, Theresa &Kuya Jason

My Updates

20 Jan 2022

So grateful and honoured for the support you’ve given Heartkids so far through baby Emily Faith Syke’s fundraising. Thank you for all the beautiful messages too! We’ve reached the goal in just 4 days (wow!!) and this early milestone has encouraged us to raise our goal and continue our commitment. The show of generosity and support are wonderful reminder that her story and spirit live on.

This is for you our baby girl and all the other heartkids ❤️

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