Y'all know that I'm a big softy for little cute girl in little pink cowgirl boots. Melt. My. Heart. Ansley here is not only a girl with great fashion sense, but has the biggest smile, and the heart of a lion.
Let me tell you a little of her story...
This is Katie. Katie and her husband Ben tried for 6 years to get pregnant. 6 years. The first 4 were filled with fertility treatments, which I know is an ever going roller-coaster of hope, disappointment, and all the feelings in between. After finally being led to adopt, they were matched with a birth mother who ended up changing her mind in the hospital. They went home devastated and heartbroken, and packed up the nursery they had put together for their little girl.
Four months later they received a call that the birth mother decided she could not care for Ansley and signed the papers for Katie and Ben to adopt her! Shortly after Ansley came home they took her to the pediatrician and were immediately told something was “wrong” with her head since it appeared to be too small. They were referred to several specialists and it was soon discovered that sweet Ansley had Lissencephaly (a rare brain formation disorder which means smooth brain), Microcephaly (a rare neurological condition in which an infant’s head is significantly smaller than the heads of other children around the same age and sex), and PolyMicroGyria (a condition characterized by abnormal development of the brain before birth). Shortly after the diagnoses, Ansley ended up in the ER after she had infantile spasms. It was then found out that Ansley was visually impaired and had cortical vision impairment and optic nerve hypoplasia. She was recently placed with a gtube to receive her nutrition due to having some feeding issues.
Katie had to quit her full time job to care for sweet baby Ansley, she requires lots of extra love :) We all know that living on one income is stressful, add to that a special needs baby, and adoption fees. I can not even imagine, which is why I am SO THANKFUL for @GoShoutLove
Their February shirt designs for Ansley were made specifically in honor of her and each design is available in adult and child size. Each purchase of these shirts will benefit this family. Our Ansley shirts are only available during the month of February so please remember to grab them while you can before they’re gone!
You can click here to order a Sparkle t shirt to help out Fancy Ansley! Please do me a favor and order the cute little top knot to go with it if you have a girl, I so miss dressing a baby girl!!
Also - @GoShoutLove is having an auction on February 20th over at @goshoutloveauction on Instagram! Our last auction was mind-blowing and we hope this one will be even more successful! We are always looking for more vendors so please visit the“Give” tab to submit your donation.
You can keep up with Katie and Ansley on their Facebook page or on IG under @GetFitKatie