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Here are two reasons this picture is awesome: 1) My kids are getting their mind off of what is going on and being creative at a ceramic cafe in Evans. 2) Both Amy and I are with Nova, because this wonderful woman from the
#Augusta #babywearing group has offered to hang out with them so we can spend some time together. Always such awesome people in this community! So incredibly in awe at the generosity we have been shown, and so grateful to all of these people. #wearallthebabies #hippikid #hippilongstockings #livetogive #giftofgoodtour (at Artsy Me)

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Frozen’d out at the hospital, from the tips of the toes to the tip of the nose (thanks to Uncle Duncan for the cool shirt). We’re blessed to all be together and that’s the best thing we can do for her to heal. She squeals with joy when her sisters come in every time :) #frozen #augusta #georgia #hippikid #hippilongstockings #giftofgoodtour #livetogive (at Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.)

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Nova just got out of surgery, and the initial news is absolutely wonderful. The surgery went great, and she should be on the road to full recovery (albeit pretty long) in no time. Our hope is to be able to leave #Augusta by Saturday, and be up #Boston in time for @mommycon. We’ll know more on Thursday, but for now, things are looking up. Thank y’all so much for all of your prayers and positive thoughts, we’ll definitely need that positivity and loving support throughout this whole process. 😊😊😊 #georgia #hippikid #hippilongstockings #livetogive #giftofgoodtour #breastfeeding #bfing (at Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.)

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Look at those sweet little legs! Nova and her bear will have their third surgery in 10 days tomorrow morning. This is the biggest and most important yet. They are grafting skin from her perfect thighs because cadaver skin wasn’t enough, the burn was too deep. This one is imperative in the keeping and reconstruction of her entire foot. Please pray for as little pain as possible for my little girl! Her thighs and foot are going to be a new kind of perfect and she is going to rule it!

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She always says, “Oooohhhh, soooo piiiittttyyy Mama!”. She’s a little restless, but she’s able to crawl around and she is very aware of her foot. It’s amazing how adaptable children are to a variety of situations, and she’s no exception. We have a pretty serious surgery on Monday, so please continue the prayers and positive vibes for this little baby. We love y’all! 😊😊😊 (at City Of Augusta, GA)

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THIS is what unconditional love of humankind looks like. #love #instagood #hippikid #hippilongstockings #livetogive #giftofgoodtour #augusta #southcarolina

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Visit sister in the hospital. This is the best medicine she gets:)

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So here is the update on Nova, post-surgery today:
1. Her foot is actually worse than the initial diagnosis. Instead of mostly 2nd degree burns, it is almost entirely 3rd degree burns.
2. There is a possibility that her little toes may not be saved, but for the moment, her foot should be alright.
3. She is scheduled for THREE more surgeries and will have to go through some extensive rehab as well as supplemental surgeries when she is older to counteract the damage done when she was burned.

We will be in #Augusta, #Georgia for the remainder of these surgeries. Please continue to pray for this little girl and send positive thoughts her way. We are looking into natural remedies for nerve regeneration at the moment and trying to find other ways to save her toes and help her heal fully. Thank everyone so much for all of the well wishes, prayers, thoughts, positive vibes and everything else that y’all have done to make this much easier than it should have been. We love you. #hippikid #hippilongstockings #giftofgoodtour #livetogive (at Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.)

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Sisters making her laugh on one of our wagon walks around the hospital. Her surgery is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow morning, but we won’t know until tomorrow morning until after they check how she’s healed so far. Please keep the positive thoughts and prayers coming—because they are WORKING :) #hippikid #hippilongstockings #giftofgoodtour #livetogive (at Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.)

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The outpouring of support from friends, family and from perfect strangers in #Augusta #Georgia has been overwhelming to say the least. The way we have been uplifted and given hope in what seemed to be a hopeless situation has been exactly what the #giftofgoodtour embodies, selflessness and love for those in need. It’s so surreal to be on the receiving end, but it feels just as wonderful. We are on the other side of the United States and feel like we are right at home. If you’ve ever lost faith in the goodness of humanity, I can assure you that there are wonderful people out there who are willing to help at a moments notice. Nova will have another surgery on Monday, and we will know then how her foot and toes are progressing. Again, thank y’all so much for everything—we’re so blessed to have you in our lives. #hippilongstockings #hippikid #livetogive (at Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.)