Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What’s in a Number?

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What’s in a Number?

Nearly three years ago, three friends shared a dream to help parents with critically ill children fighting for their life in the NICU. So many other families were touched by their dream, they joined the group of friends called Project Sweet Peas. Project Sweet Peas grew quickly, and the desire to bring ease to families whose shoes the group was once in was apparent. We never imagined just 2 ½ years after we started we would have helped bring comfort to over 4,000 families.

This month we did it! Our 4,000th care package was donated! Our wonderful Project Coordinators spend countless hours on end running their projects. They all have had children in the ICU or have lost a child, and it is because of their own experiences that they dedicate themselves to giving back. They work with wonderful supporters who donate money, items and their own time to accomplish their project’s goals. If it wasn’t for our Project Coordinators, Project Volunteers, and our supporters, we would never be where we are today!

4,000 care packages to us is more than just a number, it means the thousands of smiles we brought to a family’s face when they realized they were not alone. It means the thousands of babies bonding with their mommies and daddies through our packages. It means the tens of thousands of items we offered families to build beautiful memories with their critically ill child. And it means the thousands of grieving parent’s hearts we helped heal through offering treasured keepsakes to remember their lost child.

To us, 4,000 is more than just the number of packages we delivered, it is the gift from our heart to inspire those families with the hope of tomorrow.

Pictured is Owen and Isaiah Hill. Owen is the inspiration behind Owen’s Miracle and donated our 4,000th care package this month! Owen was hospitalized on and off from December through March but was faring well enough to make a special deliver! He is currently loving the park, and progressing in his speech therapy.


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