March for Babies

Discussion in 'Servant of All' started by Alora Sionn, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Brian Mandragon

    Brian Mandragon Recruit

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    I am so sorry for your loss, with all the medical knowledge our society has gained life is still a fragile thing.
     
  2. Juliya Karisu

    Juliya Karisu Accepted Forum Moderator

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    So sorry to hear about this, Alora and Lok. I didn't know what you were going through and missed you on the boards. Thank you for letting us know. Sending love and prayers.
     
  3. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai TVT Editor Forum Moderator

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    <3 Love you Sister. And love you too Lok. <3
     
  4. Seryse ni Cousland

    Seryse ni Cousland Novice

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    Alora Gaidin, I would like to make some hats if you are still looking for them.
     
  5. Alora Sionn

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    Thank you all and yes hats, blankets, octopus toys all welcome. I want to see about making gift baskets for nicu parents and for people with a loss like mine, if it weren't for the kindness of strangers he wouldn't have had an outfit, or a blanket or casket, so we want to help others in our situation and those who have it hard even though their baby is still here.
     
  6. Jocasta Braithe

    Jocasta Braithe Novice

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    If you don't mind my sharing, things that were very welcome during our multi-month NICU stay included lip balms and hand creams (unscented), coffee pods, journaling and coloring supplies. Holiday items.

    It's a wonderful thing you're doing for families, Alora Gaidin. :love
     
  7. Trystyne Telyan

    Trystyne Telyan Citizen

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    May his memory be a blessing.

    I've had two premature sons. 30 weeks and 33-34 weeks. Both survived although when I had my oldest there was no treatment for RDS ( formerly known as Hyaline Membrane Disease). He was the 33-34 weeker.
     
  8. Calen Velervron

    Calen Velervron Gaidin

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    I was born premature with two deflated lungs.. Children's Hospital in Little Rock saved me. I was blessed.

    @Alora Sionn you already know how I feel but I am here if you need anything
     
  9. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Gaidin

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    Thanks bro I'm glad you're here :hug the world would be poorer without you. I appreciate it and the letter you sent meant a lot to both of us <3
     
  10. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    The church my grandmother belonged to did a care package for soldiers and students. When I got mine they would have a bag of microwave popcorn, some candy, some random dollar store stockingstuffed items, and a juice box or something.

    I was thinking about what people would use in a hospice or hospital situation based on my experiences and came up with the following:

    -Handmade hats and blankets for the babies (the rule of thumb for charity knitting is if the hat fits a grapefruit it will fit a baby)

    For the families:
    -Nongendered toiletries including hair items and female sanitary items
    -Craft and journal supplies
    -Instant unflavored coffee with creamer and sugar packs
    -Insulated thermos and Tupperware items for packing food
    -Reusable picnic cutlery
    -Water bottles?
    -Book cards (Kindle, Kook)
    -Fluffy blankets for the parents (waiting area air conditioning can get ridiculous)
    -gift cards for Walmart or other department stores for unexpected stays
    -universal electronic charge cord supplies
    -hotel necessities?

    Anything else?