Family and Friends Come Out to Support the Schwab Family

6 years 3 months 2 days ago Saturday, January 04 2014 Jan 4, 2014 Saturday, January 04, 2014 11:10:00 AM CST January 04, 2014 in News
By: Jessica Park, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Friends and family of Tyler and Liz Schwab came out to raise money for the family and their daughter, Harper Schwab, Saturday afternoon.

The event began at 11 a.m. at the Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports in Columbia and there were different activities for people to participate in throughout the afternoon.

There were shooting games, food and drinks for sale and a silent auction all throughout the event.

Liz Schwab gave birth to twins on Christmas Day but only one survived. Evelyn Schwab was a stillborn baby while Harper Schwab has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The syndrome is a heart defect that is present at birth where the left side of the heart isn't developed completely.

Arlene Schwab is Tyler Schwab's mom and she says Harper, who is only 3 lbs. and 4 oz. right now, has already had a surgery last Thursday.

"She will have to have three operations and what that is, is the operation is to correct the flow of blood to the heart," Schwab said. "She'll have these operations up until age two."

This has been a hard time for the family, but she says her son and her daughter-in-law are handling it very well. "It's been not as bad as I thought it would be because of the support of family and friends," said Schwab. "They've been absolutely wonderful including this benefit they're putting on today they're very thankful."

But as a grandmother, she had the hardest time when only one of the twin girls survived.

"I think the most difficult was when Evelyn, her twin passed away," said Schwab. "We knew it was going to happen, but when it does happen you're not quite prepared, but you have to keep going on for Harper and everyone's been wonderful."

Her family doesn't have any set plans of having more fundraisers, but Schwab says they have great relatives and friends who may want to hold more for Harper and her parents in the future.

More News

Grid
List
As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community. KOMU 8 News... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, April 07 2020 Apr 7, 2020 Tuesday, April 07, 2020 9:18:23 AM CDT April 07, 2020 in News
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (CNN) - The Ferguson-Florissant school district in Missouri has suspended the home delivery of meals to students... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, April 07 2020 Apr 7, 2020 Tuesday, April 07, 2020 7:52:00 AM CDT April 07, 2020 in News
Two insurers -- Allstate and American Family Insurance -- announced Monday they will give back about $800 million to their... More >>
12 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 11:49:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
KOMU 8's Emily Spain talked with registered dietitian Jennifer Tveitnes Monday about how to handle stress eating and keep eating... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 9:37:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA— An invasive beetle that’s deadly to ash trees has now spread to 78 counties in Missouri, state conservation officials... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 8:34:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the State Milk Board wrote an open letter Monday asking grocery stores... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 8:25:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia police arrested four suspects after reports of property damage and injuries resulting from BB gun shots. ... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 5:34:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Governor Mike Parson answered citizens questions about the "Stay Home Missouri" order, specifically why non-essential businesses can remain... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 4:30:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - A temporary camp that was set up to help homeless people deal with the COVID-19 outbreak has been... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 4:25:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – Animal shelters are looking for alternative ways to allow adoptions and find foster homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 3:39:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Before the pandemic, women going into labor had the option to bring more than one person into the... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 2:38:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — As state and commercial testing is more available for the Missourians, the number of confirmed cases is rising.... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 2:20:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
MEXICO – On the first day of Missouri’s statewide stay-at-home order, communities without prior orders in place are now falling... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 2:16:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is asking for help to identify a suspect who threw rocks at windows of... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 1:15:00 PM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - John D. Varvera, 48, of Gravios Mills is charged with two felonies and denied bond after deputies... More >>
1 day ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 11:10:00 AM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community. KOMU 8 News... More >>
1 day ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 8:59:00 AM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri will continue remote learning for the summer term due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation,... More >>
1 day ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 8:45:11 AM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools announced updates to its learning system for students and staff, who have been working from... More >>
1 day ago Monday, April 06 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Monday, April 06, 2020 8:44:00 AM CDT April 06, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 72°
1pm 73°
2pm 74°
3pm 76°
4pm 78°