As many of you know, Katelyn gave birth to her first child, Kaylee Zo last week. She had a difficult labor which resulted in a cesarean. Both Katelyn and Kaylee are doing well, but were in the hospital for several days.
Some of you have met Kaylee's dad, Clayton. He's a great person and we are so happy that he and Katelyn have chosen each other. Clayton is a plumber by trade and the lead singer and guitarist in a modern rock band, Falling Blind. Clayton has worked for the same company for a few years and is a valued employee. Unfortunately, Clayton's employer doesn't offer benefits to it's employees, which includes no paid leave regardless of the reason. Clayton is a hard worker who takes his responsibilities seriously. I'm so proud of him and admire his strong work ethic. Not only does he work full-time at his regular job, he often offers to work on Saturdays, and takes odd-jobs on the side every time they're available just to support his family.
Due to the length of Katelyn's labor (2-1/2 days of heavy contractions) and the resulting cesarean, Clayton wasn't able to go to work for more than a couple of hours last week. This means that he's lost almost his entire week's wages and doesn't have any way to earn them back.
We would like to ask family members who were thinking of getting Katelyn & Clayton a baby gift, or want to support the young family through this wonderful (but tighter than planned) time in their lives is to instead, send them the money you would have spent on the gift. Any amount will help.