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.