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Schellman arrives at the hospital early every morning to rock and feed his son, then goes to work and then back to the hospital again. He’s already introducing his son to some of his favorite books: “Green Eggs and Ham.” “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” The New Testament in Greek. “He is very calm,” Mike said. “He only cries a little bit when you first open up his diaper.”
Ernst & Young, he said, has been tremendously supportive, telling him to take whatever time he needs.
Schellman is taking in renters to his north Minneapolis home and de-cluttering to make room in his bedroom for Wolfie and his crib. Wolfie’s care will be shared by his grandmother, aunt and a family friend. He is growing well on breast milk donated by church members.
“I’m very grateful for my friends and family who have really taken care of us,” Schellman said. “They really loved T.J. and they love Wolfie too.”
A fund has been set up to help the family. Checks, payable to Baby Schellman Fund, can be mailed to Western Bank, 663 University Av., St. Paul, MN 55104, or donate online through PayPal; information is available at www.facebook.com/BabySchellmanFund.