Monday, February 22, 2010

A Very Special Family

Colleen and Brad Augsburger welcomed their third baby, Kaya Soul, into the world on February 16th. Kaya was welcomed by big sister Ivy Magnolia and big brother Rylan Sky to create a new family of five. Since Kaya's birth, Colleen has been admitted to the ICU at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

A rare but dangerous bacterial infection, unrelated to but exacerbated by the event of birth, began causing organ damage and severe dehydration. Colleen had three surgical procedures at once on February 20th and remains on a ventilator. Though she is still in critical condition, her team of doctors expects recovery.
She is currently sedated and stable after a strong antibiotic blood treatment.

Her family is strong and supported, but their daddy will be unable to work as a painter while he cares for them and for his recovering wife. Please consider helping this very special family, as they have done so much to make our community a better place.


  1. Praying for Colleen and Brad and the kiddos. Sending positive energy thier way!
    With Love,
    The Topjuns

  2. Prayer and support coming your way!

  3. Colleen and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers I wish them a healthy and super fast recovery. Stay strong!

  4. oh my... Colleen and her family are in our thoughts and prayers...

  5. Wow, we had no idea. Colleen and family are in our prayers. Much love and adoration and healthy thoughts and energy coming your way...

    Kim, Jessica, Evan & Braden