March for Babies

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

  1. Brian Mandragon

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?
     
  11. Alora Sionn

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    Thanks for the list Nary, always looking for ideas for that :hug

    The March is next weekend, we've earned enough for a custom sign along the route which I really appreciate :love
     
  12. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    This makes me very happy. :hug
     
  13. Alora Sionn

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    :hug :hug
     
  14. Alora Sionn

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    Our walk is tomorrow, if you can please consider donating even a $5 or whatever. Also, if you can't donate it would be great if you walked, ran, ride your bike etc either with charity miles for St Jude, or just let us know how many steps/ miles/ km in his honor, it would mean a lot to us :love
     
  15. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    67.5-ish miles biked and walked for David :hug I say “ish” because sometimes I accidentally forget to turn CharityMiles off when I get home so I had to guesstimate a couple times.
     
  16. Lok Sionn

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    Thank you for that Polegnyn. Alora and I appreciate it big time.
     
  17. Calen Velervron

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    Donated.. you guys have my love.
     
  18. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    Uninformed question: Are you continuing to track miles for future walks, or is it alright to switch to a different charity until closer to the next walk?
     
  19. Alora Sionn

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    You can keep a running total for David for st jude and switch to other charities as you want for other walks :hug

    Thanks bro :hug
     
  20. Jarl Lewin

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