Having a new baby is an exciting time. For the Clark family, it was a scary time. Their entire world has been turned upside down, but they still have much to be thankful for, including, a beautiful giving community.

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Clark Family/CANVA


Brenna Jean Clark made her grand appearance this morning, completing our family of 5. She is 18" long, and 5.11 lbs, with a head full of hair!

Sweet Brenna Jean Clark's battle with Spina Bifida has just begun. She was born on April 17th, 2024 with hope in the air. The hope was that the diagnosis wouldn't be as bad as expected. Brenna came into this world as a fighter. According to Easterseals, Spina bifida is not rare. It occurs in one of every 1,000 children born. Advances in treatment and management have made it possible for children born with spina bifida to live long and productive lives. This is our hope for Brenna. She has a long way to go, but progress is already being made at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

We met with the NP for Brenna and her nurses who have said that she is exceeding expectations for a preterm baby with a diagnosis of spina bifida. I can't say enough about how strong she is, and her will to beat the odds of her condition., Mom Shelby shared two days ago

People across the Daviess and Ohio Counties have been praying and offering support during this difficult time. There's a fundraiser set up to help.

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Clark Family/CANVA


Although the road ahead can be hard and uncertain, family, friends, and the community will stand by their side every step of the way. The Clark family will need all the financial support they can receive. They're being pulled in so many different directions.

We want to thank everyone who has reached out with prayers and keeping us in your thoughts.

Ethan and Shelby Clark are a young hardworking farming family. As Ethan tends to the farm, Shelby is with Brenna at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. There's a fundraiser happening tomorrow to cover the many expenses, medical bills, and traveling the Clark family is and will endure.

Come to the Daviess County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 27th, 2024, from 1 PM until 5 PM. Bunco will start promptly at 1 PM inside Bittel Hall. Doors will open at Noon. There are only 120 seats available. You must prepay to reserve your seat. The cost is $20 a person. There will be drinks, snacks, 50/50, amazing raffle items, bunco prizes, door prizes, and loads of fun!

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You can also use the links if you can't make it and want to donate to the family!

Clark Family
Clark Family

We pray that God heals her little body and that the treatments she receives will be successful.

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