Friday, July 30, 2010

Thank You Hannah Barrett!

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to 

Hannah Barrett of Sandisfield, MA.

for sending us the following wonderful donations!

Hannah sent us twelve 14oz cans of Neocate formula...

As well as three 12oz cans of Polycose formula.

These formulas can be very expensive, and to help ease the financial burden that this places on NICU families, Hannah was kind enough to also send two free offers for Neocate.

As well as a variety of different sized bottles and nipples.

This formula is sure to go to very good use for the NICU babies at CCMC!

Thank you so  much Hannah.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

An Incredible Gift! Thank You Tillie Page Laird!

It's not often that I share a story at the front of a donation post. That being said, it is also not often that we receive a donation like the one we received today. For an occasion such as this one, sharing this story seemed fitting.

I have never identified myself as being a short person. At 5 foot 7, my height hasn't been an issue for me. That is, of course, until getting our Post Office Box for Doing Good In Her Name. When I registered for the Box, I got the last one that was available, a Box at the very top row, and even being on the taller side for women, there are parts of it that remain out of my reach.

Over the last few weeks I have been unable to make it to the PO Box. Our local Post Office cut back on counter time, presumably because of the economy, and I have found myself heading out with the best of intentions, but just barely missing my window of opportunity with their new hours. Luckily today I made it in time.

I have a routine at the Post Office. I grab what I can see, and then stick my hand in, sort of feeling around for any pickup tickets or mail I may have missed towards the back. Today, after pulling out two pickup tickets, I felt around from my tipped toes and came up empty. Just for good measure, I gave a little hop on my toes, and to my surprise, at the back of the Box, flush against its floor, was an envelope.

It was an older envelope, dated from the end of June, and how I could have missed it up until now is beyond me. I ripped it open, taking a look inside, and what I found took my breath away.


We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to 
Tillie Page Laird of Washington Depot, CT

Tillie, who read the article about Peyton and Doing Good In Her Name in this month's LCT magazine, sent us an amazing donation of $500! 

Along with a very sweet note about Peyton, Tillie requested that this money be used specifically for food and parking vouchers to help other families with critically ill children at CCMC!

What an incredible blessing this donation will be to so many families!

Thanks to Tillie's generous gift, we have now raised $1550 for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation!


*Next to be posted: The Kenzen and Barrett Donations!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thank You Denise Heydn!

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to

Denise Heydn of Evansville, WI

for sending us this AMAZING batch of donations!

When we were going through the box of goodies,
 we could not believe just how much Denise had fit in there!

 She sent us these adorable hats...

Several beautiful infant clothing items:

I had to laugh when I saw this cute little monkey jumper...

I know it will bring a smile to the face of the NICU parent who receives it for their child.

How cute is this!

Denise was also kind enough to send us these amazing bibs, socks, and headbands...

Just check out these little bows!

Some books...

and rattles and teethers!

Can you believe this all fit into one box!

Additionally, Denise is going to be participating in a 5K
to raise funds and awareness of pediatric cancers!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Why We Do What We Do...

We received this amazing thank you note and wanted to share it with all of you because it is your generosity in donating that makes notes like this one possible...

I wanted to say a very special thank you for all you do for the NICU families at CCMC. It is a wonderful way to honor your daughter and all the other special children and families that have spent time in the NICU. Our son was recently born over 5 weeks early and while he was one of the bigger and healthier babies, we still spent 12 stressful days in the NICU. 

While no one knows expects their baby to end up in the NICU, the incredible people that we met from the nurses, doctors and PCAs to the other families and graduates, made what could have been a trying time much easier. On a particularly stressful morning when we found out that Kellen's feeding tube had to be put back in over night because he didn't eat enough, I was sitting by his bed, pumping through tears and the social worker came around with these cute little preemie outfits and a tag from Doing Good in Her Name. It is sometimes the little things that get you through the rough parts. I of course went to your site as soon as I was home on the computer and was so moved by your story. Our time in the NICU definitely changed our lives. It is a place where you really experience how amazing and giving people are, where you are in awe of the medical miracles that exist today, and where you learn to appreciate each and every day to the fullest. 

We've been home for several weeks now and I keep meaning to thank you and to inquire about donations and how the charity works. I have been collecting a bunch of items that I would like to donate and was curious if there was somewhere I could drop them off. 

Thank you for your compassion and all the good you have done to help so many other families.
Sending our very best,
Greg, Meghan and Kellen 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thank You Anonymous!

We would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to the
Anonymous Donor
who sent us a cash donation in the mail.

While we don't know who you are. We still want you to know how much we appreciate your generosity. Thanks to your donation, we  have now raised $1050! This money is used to provide financial assistance via cafeteria, food, and parking vouchers to the families of critically ill babies being treated at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.