The Beginning of Something Great

 

There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.

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The What:

Don and I are raising money to put an “in-room cooling device” called Cuddle Cot (more information found here: US Cuddle Cot Campaign Initiative AND Cuddle Cots) in every Labor and Delivery ward in Austin, TX.

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The Why:

At 22 weeks, we were given the news that no parent ever wants to hear: “We cannot find a heartbeat.” We delivered our baby girl, Mary Margaret Hogan, on April 22nd and while the next 18 hours were precious as we got to hold her, count her tiny fingers and toes, and love on her, we also had to make sure she stayed cool which meant giving her back to the nurses or putting her in the bassinet with bags of ice to stay cool. Saying goodbye over and over again when we already knew we would be leaving the hospital without her was emotionally hard. If the hospital we were at had a Cuddle Cot, she could have stayed with us for up to 3 days, stayed with us overnight, and the multiple goodbyes would not have had to happen. To ease the pain for families going through this nightmare, we want to give the gift of time with their precious little one.

The How:

To donate and help us with our goal of helping other families and honoring our baby girl, please send cash or a check made out to SOBBS, Inc and mail it to PO Box 8761, Lakeland, Florida, 33806 OR you can send the money via Paypal to admin@storiesofbabiesbornstill.org. Please make sure to put “in honor of Mary Margaret Hogan” on either the check, a piece of paper with cash, or in the notes section on Paypal.

NOTE – You will receive a tax deductible receipt for your donation as SOBBS is an official 501c3 organization.

 

 

 

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