LOUISIANA

April Heideman

Hospital Coordinator

april@evesvictory.com

April Heideman is a practicing Physical Therapist currently living in Louisiana with her husband, Paul, and her two children, Constance and Rhett. She loves her job, her family, and above all, her Savior, Jesus Christ. From a young age, April has had a deep desire to help others. This is what led her to pursue a career in physical therapy. It affords her the ability to make a difference in the lives of others while still playing a very active role in her own family.

 

In 2011, April experienced her first miscarriage. Later that year, she would also experience her second and her third miscarriages. While this was an extremely trying time for both her and her husband, they decided to stop all treatment and put everything in the Lord's hands. In 2012, they were blessed to welcome their rainbow baby, Constance, into the world. At only 13 months old, Constance became a big sister to baby brother, Rhett, in 2013. Both were 5-6 weeks premature and spent roughly 2 weeks in NICU. During this time, April had numerous close friends and family to experience miscarriage, stillbirths, loss through SIDS, infertility, etc. Through her own experiences and the experiences of those close to her, April developed a strong passion for this grieving community. In early 2017, April would endure her fourth miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy.

 

While still grieving this loss, the opportunity to be a part of Eve's Victory was presented to her. She is both excited and honoured to have an opportunity to be a light during such a dark time, since the same light that has been shown to her. 

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Chelsea Olivo
 Chief Operating Officer & Volunteer Coordinator 

Chelsea is from Mangham, Louisiana and is married to her high school sweetheart, Cole. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Aniston and Kennedy.

 

For her entire life, Chelsea wanted nothing more than to be a wife and mother. She and Cole’s first pregnancy came earlier than planned, but they were excited nonetheless. They were devastated when that pregnancy ended, and she miscarried at just six weeks. Soon after they were married, they fell pregnant again with their first daughter, Aniston.

 

For a couple of years, they began to pray for another child. After a second devastating loss and a year and a half of infertility, they decided to leave it in God’s hands, and trust in His perfect timing. It was then that the Lord laid on their hearts to foster to adopt a family member’s child. Their attempt and hope of adopting this child was unsuccessful due to unforeseen circumstances. God then blessed them with their second daughter, Kennedy. Shortly after Kennedy was born, she was taken to NICU for respiratory issues. After all that they had been through to finally have another child, being in the NICU was especially tough. During their NICU stay, Chelsea received a box from Eve’s Victory.

 

She had done volunteer work with Eve’s Victory before, but being on the receiving end showed her how truly powerful their purpose is.

 

She will never forget the pain & heartache her losses brought, or how hard the NICU journey truly was. It is her desire and prayer to turn that suffering into something beautiful by being the hands and feet of Jesus, as now serving on the board for Eve’s Victory.

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Lexi Sullivan

 Fundraising Coordinator

lexi@evesvictory.com

Alexis (Lexi) Sullivan is a wife and a mother to an angel born too early (Dak) and her rainbow baby, Slater.  She and her husband, Ryan, live in Monroe, La with their sweet little boy & 3 playful pups.

 

Through their own devastating loss of their first baby boy, Maddon Dak, at just 22 weeks, she learned just how powerful God's grace and healing power could be. He provided strength and mended their shattered hearts.  

 

Through Eve's Victory, she feels she can share God's love with an understanding heart and open arms.

 

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” - Psalm 34:18

 

"Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body.  Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” ~ Teresa of Ávila

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Betsy McCoy

 Events Coordinator

betsy@evesvictory.com

Betsy McCoy is from Winnsboro, Louisiana where she went to a private school and met her now husband, Trent McCoy. Being an only child, she always wanted a large family. In June of 2010, they found out they were expecting, and much to their surprise learned that in August they were having twins. The babies shared a placenta and a sac, therefore complicating the pregnancy. They soon found out that their babies were identical boys that they named Easton Craig & Benjamin Parker. Due to numerous complications because of twin to twin transfusion, they lost their boys whenever she was 20 weeks pregnant. They had a devastating many months that followed. In May of 2011 they found out they were expecting again. She battled preterm labor for month and had their son, Canon, at 34 weeks. Canon spent 17 days in the NICU and battled severe apnea for 6 months. When Canon was 8 months old, they discovered they were expecting another little boy, Justice. He was born healthy at 37 weeks. In 2015 God once again saw fit to give them another baby, this time a daughter, Maryn Georgia. 

 

God has immensely blessed Betsy and Trent, and they give Him all the glory for their healthy children.  Losing Easton and Parker was life altering, but has given Betsy a platform to reach other mothers dealing with loss.