EATON — On Saturday, Sept. 28, Scott and Lindsay Watson of Eaton are planning a different kind of adoption fundraiser. The Watson Family and a team of volunteers are working on the home of Brittany Campbell, who lives in Richmond, Indiana.
Campbell is a nurse and mother of two daughters – a one year old and a three year old. Brittany became a widow at age 29 very unexpectedly when her husband, Shane, passed away last November. He was a physical trainer and in great health, yet suffered a massive heart attack from an underlying congenital heart condition.
One month later, Brittany held the hand of her youngest daughter as she had a life-saving, though life-threatening, surgery. A few weeks later, a furnace fire in left their home filled with smoke damage.
Volunteers will not only be helping this widow, but they will also be raising funds to offset the cost for the Watson Family’s adoption. Scott and Lindsay have been married for nearly nine years. Unable to have biological children, they say it became clear “that God put the passion for adoption in their hearts.”
After one heartbreaking failed adoption and coming home from the hospital with an empty car seat buckled snug in the back seat, Scott and Lindsay were blessed with their daughter, Carlee, through adoption. After spending her first weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, they were able to bring her home.
This year, Scott and Lindsay experienced another heartbreaking unsuccessful adoption. Along with this unexpected physical and emotional loss, they also lost thousands of dollars in non-refundable adoption expenses making it financially difficult to adopt again. They are hopeful to adopt a baby (or babies) or a young toddler from Indiana or Ohio and are open to any ethnicity and drug exposure.
For more details or to make a donation visit bothhands.org/project/watson-571.