Amanda Gervason

Amanda Gervason

Emmett,
My son, my little Nemo baby. You have no idea how much you have changed the world. You are destined for greatness. I am writing this letter to you to tell you just how special you truly are.
You were born extra special then most babies, and not only because you have awesome parents. You were born with Microtia. This was a complete shock to your father and I, we only found out the moment you came into this world.
Right now this doesn't mean much to you, and that is okay. We will teach you all you need to know. When we first saw you, your dad came up with the nickname nemo, because of how special you are. Knowing this was my favourite movie, to help ease the situation. In the beginning I was truly devastated. However, I was also unaware at the time of what Microtia was.
In our eyes you are, and will always be the definition of perfection. From your piercing blue eyes, to your button nose, we have been told that you are the most beautiful baby. And they are right.
When you were growing in my belly, your right ear didn't develop as well as the left one. It is small and doesn't have an opening. Don't worry my sweet boy. Mommy and daddy have been doing research on this and the good news, is it is fixable. Although the outer ear did not form, and there isn't an opening, we were blessed to find out that you have inner ear function! This means you can hear your voice! Sounds around you can not get through to your inner ear. We are looking into getting it fixed. We have found a surgeon that can help fix that my sweet boy, so that you can hear on both sides. the way it was intended.
We have to take a trip to California, and its going to cost mom and dad about $80000 USD to have it repaired. Daddy has been working really hard for you baby. Hes trying to work o hard now to save up enough money so we can repair your ear. We want you to have the BEST life you can possibly have. We don't want you to experience the bullies, the difficulties, trials and tribulations, so we are doing our best while your small to create a near perfect world for you. We want you to know that you are strong, handsome, and most importantly you ARE WORTH IT! You have shown is sides of ourselves that we didn't know were within us.
The money from this contest will help mommy and daddy a lot. We would be ever grateful for any assistance to help make you a new ear.
Emmett I want to thank you for choosing me to be your mother. Every day I wake up to your smile is the best day of my life. Thank you for helping my heart to grow 10x what I thought it every could. Through all the emotions, tears, sadness and joy you have changed our lives forever and for this we are ever grateful. I'm looking forward to our journey together.
I'll end with a small, yet powerful saying, from my favourite book.
" I love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My baby you'll be."
Love you more than you will ever know.
Mommy