Stacy DesRosiers
Outreach Coordinator/ Project Support

In 2005, Stacy and her husband discovered they were pregnant with twin boys. However that excitement soon turned into anxiety and worry when she was given the news that she had to be on bedrest starting at 20 weeks because one of the baby boys was sitting very low in her uterus. upon that news, the doctors immediately sent her to a high risk OBGYN to closely monitor the health of the baby boys. At 27 weeks the babies were not going to wait any longer and Stacy went into premature labor. At that point, there was nothing the doctors could do to stop the labor. Multiple doctors stressed that several things could happen to them, including short term and long term health complications. These problems included things like brain bleeds, vision problems, dental problems, impaired learning, chronic health issues, behaviors problems, and Cerebral Palsy to name a few. Immediately, Stacy and her husband asked for the Hospital Chaplain to pray over their family. As strong believers in Jesus Christ, they knew that God was in control of this. So many bible verses came to mind in that moment, but one in particular stood out, Philippians 4:6-7 which reads, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. The boys were born at 27 weeks 1 day, one weighing 2lbs. 11oz. They had an extensive 2 month stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  Once released from the hospital, there were years of follow up Doctor's appointments and therapy care. When the boys were age 2, Stacy was told by a Doctor that the boys would be poor readers and would most likely not graduate high school. Fast forward to 2020 and those babies are now 15 year old honor students who have won multiple school awards and are straight A students and athletes. Stacy took those boys to every doctors appointment, but always brushed aside any negativity and instead prayed about everything and always remembered "Let Go and let God". The DesRosiers also welcomed a baby girl back in 2009, and are thankful for every blessing God has given them. Since then, Stacy has volunteered numerous hours to the Children's Ministry at church helping in childcare. We are excited to have her part of the HPP team, as she has the biggest heart for others and outreach.