Are You A Friend Of Maddie??




Friends Of Maddie officially launched their site today and I want to make sure that I acknowledge it appropriately.

Supporting this effort is an easy decision however our family has as personal connection to the world of hospital bedrest, neonatal wards, and premature birth. If you weren't aware, Anna Grace was a NICU baby. Weighing in at a stealth 2 pds/13 ounces her entry into the world wasn't easy and it wasn't fun - for both for us. Pokes and tests awaited Anna Grace when she was born - not the warmth of a blanket and her family. Watching them in the NICU as they stabilized her was heartbreaking. Leaving the hospital without my baby was devastating. Although we had an uneventful NICU stay (e.g. within a month & with no major issues) there are many families who aren't so lucky - their stays don't end well, or they stay for months at a time.

Heather and Mike Spohr know first hand what NICU time is like. Since earlier this year when Maddie past away I've watched quietly from the distance as they struggled to find something that could be a legacy to Maddie - something that would bring a smile rather than tears. I think that through the launch of Friends Of Maddie they've done just that.

The Mission Of Friends Of Maddie:
Our Mission is to provide support to the families of critically ill babies in an effort to help ease the transition into NICU life and to be an ally until the end of their child’s hospital stay.
Taken from the friendsofmaddie.org website.

On the left you will see my button that says that I am a Friend of Maddie - if you already aren't would you become a Friend of Maddie too?

Let's help Heather and Mike make a difference - a difference that will be Maddie's legacy.
xoxo, sober mommy

2 comments:

Becky said...

their story has touched me so much. i'm glad they set something up in maddie's name.

geminigirl64 said...

beautiful!

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