27 August 2009

There was a raffle on the micro preemie group that I belong to a few months back. Because I never usually enter contests, I put the raffle out of my mind and didn't think much of it. But at the last minute I decided to enter anyway and I sent off a quick email thinking I was probably too late. I guess I got in just before the deadline. And then I never thought anything of it again.

Several weeks later I received an email that looked like spam. It was simply titled 'congratulations.' For some reason, I clicked on it instead of automatically deleting it and it turned out to be a congratulatory email telling me that Liam had won the raffle!

The prize?

A Discovery Toys prize pack with age appropriate toys for my little guy!

The Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation sponsored the Discovery Toys Fundraiser. The foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to help and support families of micropreemies through education, outreach, and one-on-one parent support. Kellie Toothman, a fellow micropreemie mom, organized a "Toyraiser" that would allow the foundation to receive a portion of the proceeds that would then go towards purchasing developmentally appropriate toy packages to be given to deserving micropreemie families.

The foundation will officially roll out their website (as it is still under construction in some areas) in conjunction with the Rainbow of Roses Remembrance Celebration in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness on October 17, 2009. They hold a candle lighting remembrance in honor of all the little lives lost. There is no cost to attend, participate, or have your angel included. Our sweet Brady and little Kyle Ann will be remembered as well as many other children who left big holes in their families hearts.

Thank you Kellie and Keira for your devotion to helping out micropreemie families and for giving my littlest guy a great package of toys!

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