Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gabriel's Gift - Southern New England Gift Bag Project

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Project Sweet Pea all started with an angel . . . Gabriel.

Gabriel's Mom, Corin and grandmom, Jeanne started making gift bags for Women and Infants NICU (Rhode Island), Mass General Hospital NICU(Massachusetts), Lawrence and Memorial NICU (Connecticut). Corin met with two of her friends, whom are also NICU Moms, and from there Project Sweet Pea began.

Here is Gabriel's story:

Gabriel was born on November 18, 2006 with an undiagnosed Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a life threatening birth defect. CDH affects 1 in 2500 babies. Only 50% survive. Our little boy spent his life in 3 different hospitals enduring multiple surgeries and procedures while he fought for life for 55 days before earning his wings. He passed away peacefully in the arms of his parents on January 12, 2007. He will always be loved and missed. Gabriel's little sister, Makayla, was born on February 15, 2008. At 10lbs 4 oz she made her way into the world through a difficult delivery. She recovered quickly and luckily only had to spend two days in the NICU before coming home. We know how blessed we are to have our little girl healthy and happy, and never take a moment for granted.




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