Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A few updates....

If you look at the picture above, you'll see a gold crown with Eli's name on it. It was purchased by a lovely lady named Pam who found my blog from a post I made on a scrapbook message board. She has been in contact with me several times and is such a sweetheart. She is saving pop tabs for us to help with our support of Ronald McDonald House. I have never met her, but she was touched enough by Eli's story to get involved. That is the kind of effort it will take to not only make the world a better place, but to fight against the horrible disease that is taking our innocent babies away from us. She shared a quote from Mother Teresa in her last email to me, and it is very fitting with what we are all doing... "We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love."

Along those same lines, the crabs arrived today! I left a message for the Director of Child Life at the hospital and I hope we can work with him to take those up next week! Thanks again to EVERYONE who donated to help this happen. It means a lot to share Eli's favorite toy with other babies! (and as much as Bandit is annoying me lately, we will keep him here at home I guess.) :o

5 comments:

Murphy's Law said...

Great to read that, Rita! I love the Mother Teresa quote too. It's so true.

Been meaning to tell you I'm really enjoying your money saver blog and I hope you keep up with it. You're teaching me a lot and I'm enjoying the free samples and saving. Thank you, my friend!

Anonymous said...

:) Yay for crabs!!
<3 ya!
~sara

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know there are 3 gold shamrocks with Eli's name on them hanging in a couple different business in central NY. Your story really has touched many people from all over. Your family will continue to be in my prayers and thoughts.

Pam said...

What a sweet post. Keep up the good fight. It's working!

I am really shocked that I had never heard of SMA until I read your blog. I have 3 children and try to stay pretty informed about these kind of things. SMA seems to have taken a backseat to other childhood diseases. This is pretty shocking since it is the #1 genetic killer of our beautiful babies. I have a soft spot for children's charities and SMA research is now at the top of my list. I know where my $ will be going in the future.

I love the crab donations. What an awesome gift.

Pam

Amanda said...

I was at the store yesterday and saw the crab toy by melissa and doug. It made me stop right in my tracks. I will forever think of your little angel Eli when I see them.