Inspirational Sunday: Love Can Move Mountains

by Migdalia Rivera

This week I am featuring a family who has inspired me with their story. They are using their grief to help others who may be going through similar circumstances. I applaud and join with them in their fight!


 On Valentine’s Day 2008, the Wallace family received a gift, a baby girl.  They named her Nevaeh or heaven spelled backwards.She was beautiful and she was sick. She had a heart disorder called hypoplastic left heart syndrome.Nevaeh underwent several corrective surgeries, her first 8 days after she was born. During those hospital visits, her parents stayed at the hospital, separated from Nevaeh’s siblings. They were too young  to visit and had to be left with others.When Nevaeh returned home, she continued to grow, to laugh, to love, bringing joy to all who met her.On April 26, 2009, when Nevaeh was 14 months old that changed. She passed away from cardiac arrest. “We were left with empty hands and broken hearts”, said her father Matt.

The Wallace family could not move that mountain to save their baby girl. They can, however, move mountains to create a “Playroom of Hope”, a place within the hospital where families will not be separated during hospital stays, as the Wallace family was.


As parents, we want to believe that we can move mountains for our children.  Yet sometimes it isn’t always possible, unless we have help. That is why I will match up to a hundred dollars donated to the Playroom of  Hope. Will you join in a tax deductible gift?  If you aren’t able to donate, grab the Playroom of Hope badge found on their website and spread the word! Either way, leave me a comment below because together we can move this mountain!

Click HERE to see the Wallace story in the news.

Click HERE to go to the Playroom of Hope blog, a non-profit organization.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 angie November 29, 2009 at 2:51 pm

At this time I can not give a donation however I will post the button on my blog and also create a post where all can find out about this inspiration thanks for sharing

2 Ms. Latina November 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm

@ angie: Thank you so much Angie for posting and adding it to your blog! The more people find out the greater the chance that this will become reality and that would be inspirational!

3 Kelly T December 1, 2009 at 2:01 am

What a great thing for them to do. I cannot imagine their grief and I wish this family peace.

4 Jaime December 2, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Thank you for doing this! You are amazing. I just came across it tonight, I’ve been vacationing you know:) Thank you, thank you, thank you. It means more than you know:)

5 Matt Wallace December 3, 2009 at 9:42 am

Thank you so much for your willingness to help us reach this goal. The generosity of so many people especially people we have not even met has been so overwhelming through this time since we lost our daughter. Please know that our family is extremely grateful to you for your efforts!

Take Care
Matt Wallace

6 Ms. Latina December 3, 2009 at 12:32 pm

@ Jaime: You are very welcome! Hugs and enjoy your family vacation :)

@ Matt Wallace: Matt, your family is amazing. You’ve taken your grief and the memory of your daughter, Nevaeh, to help out so many others. My prayers and support are with you and yours!

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