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Sunday, August 30, 2009

PCMC project

I need your help with my NICU PCMC quilt/hat project this year. With my recent health issues I have gotten far far behind :) Many of you know that our precious little Landon born December 15th, 2005 spent his first Christmas in the NICU at PCMC. It was a very hard Christmas for our little family because our sweet baby boy was so sick and couldn't spend Christmas at home with us. For the past 3 Christmas's I have enjoyed playing Santa to all the babies in the NICU. I have taken quilts/ blankets and knit hats for all the babies who will spend their first Christmas in the NICU just as Landon did so they know they too are loved and that Santa didn't forget them. So here is where you come in...there are 60 NICU beds at PCMC and for the past 3 years everyone of them has been occupied on Christmas Eve by a precious newborn. This year with the H1N1 virus , RSV and seasonal flu infections expected to be extremely high, I expect that every bed in the NICU will be full again this Christmas. That is a lot of hats and blankets that need to be made so I need your help, if you are a quilter, knitter or would like to help in any other way *or know someone who is* your talents are much needed and truly wanted and there is no time like the "present" to get started!! The snow will be flying again soon at my house and it will be Christmas Eve before we know if you would like to help, please send me a message of how to reach you and our family and the babies in the NICU will be forever grateful...Merry Christmas!!
There are only 25 days until Christmas!!

Jackson playing Santa Christmas Eve 2006

1 comment:

Monnik said...

What a great idea!

When we lost our son (he was stillborn in 2001) I was so comforted by the memory box we were given. Since then, I have made a few of those boxes with my oldest daughter that we donated to the hospital. I'll never know who ended up with the boxes we made, but I imagine them full of the things our box contains - footprints, photographs, baby blankets, cards and letters. I hope they're as useful to those who received them as the one I have is to me.

Anyway, I think you're doing a great job of paying it forward! I love your NICU Christmas idea!