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October 23, 2013

Yard sale benefits preemie wishing to go home

MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville residents Jonie and Keith Neese were elated to welcome their first child, Zoe, into the world though she was unexpectedly born three months premature.

Born July 5, Zoe remained in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Medical Center in Macon before being transferred Sept. 18 to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, where she is currently.

“She weighed 2 pounds, 2 ounces when she was born. She’s been having intestinal problems ever since she was born. She has already had two surgeries and 12 blood transfusions,” Jonie said. “She has blood in her stool, and the doctors have tested her for everything, but they can’t figure out what’s causing it.”

To help cover expenses for Zoe’s medical care, the Neese family is holding a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Flooring America, featuring a cookout, bake sale, clothing, kitchen appliances, bedroom furniture and a variety of other knick knacks.

Now weighing 5 pounds, 4 ounces, doctors anticipate sending Zoe home within the next two months.

“She’s our only daughter,” Jonie said. “Zoe acts like she’s not in pain, and the only problem she has is the bleeding.”

Donations can also be made to the Zoe Benefit Fund at Suntrust Bank.

For more information or to participate in the yard sale call Darrell Black at 478-452-0111.

Flooring America is located at 50 W. Highway 22 in Milledgeville. 

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