It is with a heavy heart that I reach out to the BA community to help a family very close to me that has suffered a tragic loss. My best friend Dave and his wife Tabitha were expecting twins. Dave has 2 sons from a previous marriage that are 6 and 9 (Ryan and Connor). Everyone was very excited that there were going to be two additions to the family.
On June 1st Tabitha was admitted to the hospital to have the babies delivered via C-section. That afternoon Tabitha complained of a severe headache, the Doctors gave her some pain medication and something for nausea. She fell asleep from the medication. Around 8pm the nurses came to take her to surgery and they could not wake her up. No matter what they tried she would not wake up.
She was rushed to surgery to deliver the babies, two beautiful and healthy identical twin baby girls named Amelia and Zoe. Tabitha was then rushed to a CT scan and they found what looked like a bleed from a stroke. The neurologist operated and was able to clear the area. Doctors then did another scan and found a much larger bleed deep in her brain. She had an aneurysm and they could not operate without doing more harm than good.
Over the next 10 days Dave and the family were keeping a vigil and caring for precious little Amelia and Zoe, hoping for Tabitha to recover. Both babies were eating, gaining weight and being just so darn cute. They were able to go home on June 10th but their Mother was still in the Hospital.
According to the Doctors and specialists Tabitha showed no signs of recovery and little to no brain activity. On June 11th at 8pm Dave made the excruciating decision to remove Tabitha from life support. She fought for 10 hours and passed away at 6am on June 12th. Tabitha was never able to hold her Daughters and Amelia and Zoe will never know their Mother.
Dave has a good job but they were a 2 income family, now that Dave has 4 children to care for his pay is not going to go as far. Pictures below. I will try to get more up but Dave does not know I am doing this so its hard to ask for pictures of the boys and the whole family.
I am holding a raffle to raise money for the care of Amelia and Zoe as well as Ryan and Connor.
Please donate using PayPal ForAmeliaandZoe@gmail.com Please include your BA name in the comments.
For every $20 donated you will get one entry into the raffle. I will keep this open until August 1st. I will post a video on You Tube of the drawing.
I reached out to Cigar City and VP Justin Clark was extremely generous and offered bottles from his own cellar. (the top 4)
Here is the list to start (hopefully it will grow)
This is an EPIC box with 2 beers that take an act of Congress to get a hold of.
1-2011 Cigar City / Bruery Morron Acidifie
1-2011 Cigar City Campeador Greaves Bottle 236/240
1-2011 Cigar City Hunahpu’s
1-2013 Cigar City BA Hunahpu’s (YES Cali Brandy BA Huna)
1-2013 Three Floyds Dark Lord
1-2013 Cigar City Gates of Hell
I reserve the right to split the above into 2 boxes if I feel that the BA community has been exceptionally generous.
The Campeador and the BA Huna will NOT be in the same box if I do split this up.
If you cannot afford to Donate but you would like to add bottles to the list please let me know. The more we can raise the better the future for these 4 children.