Monday, October 27, 2008

Quilt Giveaway to Help Baby Mia


A good friend and his wife had their 3rd baby about 3 months ago. Baby Mia. Mia was born with a severe heart defect and is on a waiting list for a heart transplant. My heart just aches for this sweet baby and her family. I can't imagine the faith it must take to be cheerful and positive in this situation, but they are. I just sat and cried for about two hours as I read their sweet blog. They're so cheerful, and such great love and faith for little Mia.

On top of the heartache it must be so stressful to be apart, one parent always with Mia and the other working and tending the other kids. On top of this their insurance will not cover all the expensive surgeries and needed health care. I was hoping to help and invite anyone else to help by making something for a blog giveaway and asking for donations from those who would like to be entered in.

My friend Liz made a quilt for a fun giveaway on her blog a few weeks ago and she got 2100 entries. Could you imagine if everyone who entered donated a dollar? It could be such a blessing for little Mia. I don't know that we will be able to get those kind of numbers but, any thing would be helpful.

On top of that there will be a fun quilt to be given away! I'm hoping to be done with the quilt in the next few days. So, just keep checking back!

8 comments:

Mimi said...

Stephanie-

You are the sweetest person alive! I wanted to comment on your blog and thank you for your sweet comments. Then I saw this post and burst into tears. It is so humbling that people care, and are doing things for sweet little Mia. She is such a fighter and has held out for so long. I felt guilty after reading this post because I just barely finished posting about how I am so tired and not feeling very positive. I definitely clicked on your blog at the right time- you have officially made my day!! You have done more for me in this one post that you will ever know. Thank you for caring. I would love to meet you too someday- I am sure we would be great friends!!

Trevor and Shannon said...

You are so sweet Steph! I am going to post a link to your giveaway and maybe we can get some donations! I hope Mia gets a heart soon!

Amanda-The Family News! said...

If you don't mind, i am going to take this picture and post on my blog with a link to the help baby mia site as well as post about your giveaway on my blog!

Stephanie M Larsen said...

Absolutely. I hope to circulate the giveaway in hopes of helping. Thanks!

The Howarth Family said...

Stephanie, I ran into your blog through Meaghan Purnell and this post touched my heart deeply. I can totally relate with this poor family in their time of need. A few months ago my sister had a baby 16 weeks early and she was in the NICU for 90 days - it was such a scary time and I know that my sisters positivity and compsure came from the love of those around her - people just like you! I truly hope that this sweet baby recieves everything that she is need of -bless her!
Chelsey Howarth

Mimi said...

Stephanie...

I don't know how to contact you other than the blogity blog- so of course, yes, post whatever you would like. You are so sweet! I am excited to see the quilt. I will link to it from my blog too. Thanks so much!!

Tell little Kyanne thanks so much for her sweet prayers.

kyleandtaryn said...

This is such a great thing to do for baby Mia. My heart goes out to her and her family.

Suzy Hicks said...

Stephanie, it was great to meet you today, you are so cute and creative. Feel free to check my blog anytime. Best of luck with raising money for your friend, that is very thoughtful.