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 


  1. Oh that is so wonderful. Way to go Peyton, keep touching lives and leaving a beautiful mark on this world.

    Kristin, I think it is so amazing that you continue to open your heart and help so many.

  2. How rewarding is that, Kristin!!! :)

  3. ((HUG)) I'm so proud of you for working so hard to create something beautiful out of something so tragic. <3 Your such an inspiration....