Sunday, November 9, 2008

Quilt Giveaway to Help Baby Mia



 GOOD NEWS UPDATE!
Mia got a Heart!! The transplant took and she now has a new beating heart. Please keep them in your prayers as well as the family who generously donated after their loss. Thanks for all the donations, they are needed now as much as ever, as the expenses will continue to escalate through this transition and especially recovery. Hooray for this good news!! MORE DETAILS IN NEXT POST.

THE STORY:
I'm so happy to be doing a Quilt Giveaway, in hopes of generating donations for Baby Mia. Mia is my friend's baby, who was born with a dysfunctional heart and is on a waiting list in Seattle for a heart transplant. I read their family blog everyday and just cry. My heart aches for Mimi (the mom) and is so inspired by her strength and faith. She's with Mia everyday, but because of all the tubes isn't allowed to even hold her.













Mia has been patiently holding on for the past 3 months. But, she's one of 7 babies in the Seattle Children's Hospital on the Washington waiting list. Sadly their insurance is falling short of paying for the surgeries and health care Mia has already received. I ask all who read this to please help, by adding the banner at the bottom of this post to your blogs, email, or Facebook. Donate if you can and read about sweet little Mia: HERE


TO ENTER:
Please leave a comment on this post. Your comment earns you one entry. (Make sure to say if you've been able to donate, or post this on your sidebar/facebook etc.)

You can earn an extra 5 entries for each of the things below, (for a total of 20 entries):
1. Please take the time to write about sweet Mia on your blog (nothing helps more than this).
2. Post about it on Facebook with the link.
3. Email your friends and family with the giveaway post link.
4. Post the banner below in the sidebar of your blog.

Not only an I excited to do a giveaway but, I'm so thankful for any and all of your help in getting the message out there. Really I'm so grateful for all the love that's being spread for baby Mia. Thanks. The contest entries will go until 11pm MST on Wed. November 12th. I'll tally up the entries and let the random # generator decide the winner.

To those who donate a dollar or more if you can, I will give an ADDITIONAL 20 ENTRIES. I'm grateful for this opportunity to help. I read about baby Mia's updates everyday on their family blog and wish there was more I could do to help. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. Good Luck!

To post the banner in your Blogger sidebar.
1. Go to "Layout"
2. "Add a Gadget"
3. "HTML/Java Script" and paste the code from the text box below.








THANK YOU!! So much to everyone who's helped! And, small donations can go a long way! Imagine if we could get the word out to 500,000 people and each one donated a dollar, that would half a million dollars!

"By small means great things come to pass." Thanks again!

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Trevor and Shannon said...

Steph you are the best!!! Now I hope you get A LOT of entries and I hope I win the quilt!!! You are so dang talented! I will be donating soon and will put this on facebook too. I hope Mia gets a heart soon. I cry every time I read the blog.

Anonymous said...

Steph, I made a donation, and your the "most awesomest quiliter i've seen in my entire life!!" and i'm putting on my facebook and invited my friends as well - mad love MEG

Anonymous said...

Steph,
Well, reading that blog was sure a tear-jerker. I donated!
Kim Layton

Kristen said...

Can I donate some cash straight to you? That would be easier for me.

Let me know
Kristen

motherofangels said...

I just invited my whole facebook friend list. I will also make a donation! I hope everyone remembers that this could happen to them too and they would want the help!!!

Dorienne said...

How do I get you the money? I posted the banner on my blog. Thanks for sharing the story with us. We hope for the best for them.

whitney said...

Got it on my blog. Great job on the quilt, it looks amazing! I am slowly getting some stuff together for you, we'll talk later!
Love you.

Amanda-The Family News! said...

thanks for emailing me back!!! I have posted on my blog, added the button and put on Facebook! I am emailing my friends and family and will let you know when I have!!! Again, I think this is super great of you and a wonderful way to get the word out about Baby Mia. I will be donating also - do i just go thru the Help Baby Mia site to do so???

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

I am praying for Mia and checking her blog for updates. I have added your banner to my sidebar and am going to try and donate also! It just breaks my heart to hear about what she is going through. Praying for a new heart for this precious little girl!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am submitting this tomorrow at work, b/c they allow each employee $250 to a cause of our choice. Pray that they approve Mia's heart as my cause. I told Kathy, I heard about the program today and then received the email about Mia's heart...God works!!! I am a RN in a PICU and Congenital Heart Surgery unit, so I can picture exactly how she looks and how tired her mom and family are. Please tell them that I will pray for them and think of her with each patient I care for! God has a plan for this baby girl. I have seen SO MANY heart babies survive...with prayer and patience. I tried to use my paypal, and it is not working...I'll figure it out.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie,

Thanks so much for sending me your message about the quilt fundraiser. It got my wheels turning. I could donate a few dollars, but then I got thinking, I COULD just do my own fundraiser for baby Mia too! I'm going to be doing a CD fundraiser with this. I've already contacted them : )

I was just thinking...there's lots of us mom's out there who "do" stuff besides just being a mom...what if there were more who did things like this for fundraisers. As a mom, I can't even imagine what Mimi is going through. I have 5 month old and feel so grateful he's healthy (for the most part - he does have to go for a little surgery in January...).

Thanks for sharing your quilt and your idea. It's put things into a different perspective for me. I think the Lord gives us talents and opportunities to bless others for the most part. And there ARE so MANY opportunities! Good luck with the quilt thing - I'll spread the word for ya. -Sara

Jill said...

Wow, Steph, seems that there are lots of people who want to help any way they can! Let't pray that there are many more who can help make a difference. I just keep thinking about how grateful I am for my beautiful, healthy kids and can't imagine what their family is going through. Hopefully the give-aways can help get the word out about sweet little Mia. Word-of-mouth is the best way to get things done!
You did a great job on the quilt...hope I win it!!!

Melissa said...

You are super sweet to do this! I'll definitely be posting this on my blog,facebook, emailing this to everyone i know and donating to this cute family! Great job on the quilt. 2littlemonster.blogspot.com
missykarren@gmail.com

Susie said...

you are so sweet. What a special girl baby Mia is. The quilt is so cute too. I will donate today!

Tisha said...

I think its awseome that you are doing this. I've done all you asked (including donating), and even if I don't win, at least I can say I helped a little!

Mackenzie said...

You are amazing to do something like this! I donated, I only wish there was more that I could do. I can't imagine having to go through something like that with my lil guy. I pray that little Mia will get what she needs so badly. Poor little thing! What a beautiful little girl! Best of luck to her and her family. And beautiful quilt too, you are very talented!

Stephanie M Larsen said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks for the heart warming story and the oportunity to help! I donated and Facebooked it. Good Luck!

Stephanie M Larsen said...

Hey, Steph, I just invited over 340 of my friends to the quilt give away. If only a few of them end up doing anything, then it is worth it! -Jill

ann.rachel said...

Hey steph, I donated! This is so great what your doing, and such a great idea! I'm impressed with how many people have replied.. keep it up. It's so awesome!

Jennifer McCue said...

Hi Steph. I will donate something and I've also posted it on my blog. What a beautiful gesture.
Jenn McCue

kyleandtaryn said...

I've added it to my blog. Thanks for giving us all an opportunity to help.

Riley Family said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thanks so much for doing this. I am a friend of John and Mimi's from college. I added the banner on my blog. I donated a while ago and will again soon. I finally got to meet sweet baby mia, you can see the pictures on my blog randyrileyfam.blogspot.com . This is so fabulous of you to do I sure hope it works perfectly! Jen

Christie said...

This is so awesome of you! I've added your button to both my blogs & posted about this at www.simple-finds.com
Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help:)

Jenna said...

A friend of the McDonald family told me about Baby Mia yesterday and I visited her site. As a mother, I cannot imagine what Mimi is going through. I think what you're doing is beautiful. I've sent Baby Mia's website to friends and family. Sending lots of hugs along, too! Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.

Lauri said...

This is such a great idea and great way to spread the news about Mimi and Mia. I work with Mimi at the YMCA and have been up to visit them in the hospital. (I am one of the crazy dance teachers on Mimi's blog!) They are such a great family and I love to help spread the word about them. Thanks
Lauri

Carrie said...

Great work, Steph! You're posted on my blog.

jayna said...

A friend of a friend of a friend...I HOPE THIS GETS THE WORD OUT!! GOOD LUCK! (THe cute banner is on my blog!)

Janine said...

Wow! I hope that the information gets passed along so there will be lots of donations! Makes me SO grateful for my health and my family's health too. Love the quilt! You are very talented!

Shelley said...

What an amazing idea! I was happy to donate and I'm emailing friends and family with the info. My thoughts and prayers are with this beautiful family.

The Molino Family said...

oh how sweet wish you all the luck!

Just Batty said...

I don't know this family personally, but I can't even imagine enduring such a thing, their story breaks my heart everytime I check for an update.

I've post a link to my blog (www.abattyfamily.blogspot.com), donated and generated an email that I sent to EVERYONE in my address book.

What a beautiful quilt, you are very talented.

Just Batty said...

I don't know this family personally, but I can't even imagine enduring such a thing, their story breaks my heart everytime I check for an update.

I've post a link to my blog (www.abattyfamily.blogspot.com), donated and generated an email that I sent to EVERYONE in my address book.

What a beautiful quilt, you are very talented.

Francis Family said...

i'm glad i have an opportunity to help by spreading the word. I put this on my blog and a link for everyone else to have the chance to help. My heart goes out to them.

Brittany Osborn said...

I'll do all your requirements. I love the quilt. Thanks for doing this for my friend and her family.

Brittany Osborn said...

I like the idea someone else had of starting my own fundraiser. I'll have to think about it....

Lane Trim said...

Hey Stephanie
This is great! I'll send it along to my friends and hopefully you'll get enough donations!

Julie V. said...

A link to your blog was posted on BabyCenter. I can't help but cry after reading Mia's story. I wish her and her family the best. I donated $20 (wish I could do more) and added your link to my MySpace page. I'll see if I can figure out how to add it to FaceBook as well. Thank you!

The Eggett Family said...

You are so Sweet for doing this. My name is Shelley, I'm Mimi's friend from middle school/highschool. I too cry everytime I read about Mia. I love this baby so much and Mimi as well. I posted the gadget on my blog. I'm wondering if I just put your blog address for a link to learn about the give away.

My e-mail is eggetts@gmail.com

The Bankston Family said...

You are awsome for doing this! I posted the giveaway to my blog, my myspace,emailed everyone I know, and am setting up a paypal account to donate. I pray little Mia will have her new heart soon!

SweetLollipopShop said...

What a beautiful little angel. I have posted the banner on my blog http://sweetlollipopshop.blogspot.com
I wish the family all the best.
Louise
sweetlollipopshop@verizon.net

Rebecca said...

We love this family. I added the banner to my blog, thanks for doing this!

Liz said...

What a wonderful idea! We pray for baby Mia everyday even though we don't know the family personally. We donated today and posted a link on our blog! Here's hoping for a new heart for a sweet little girl who has captured our hearts with her strong spirit.

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful!!! And what a gorgeous little girl!!! It's so wonderful to see so much love poured out to such a precious gift!! Baby Mia and her family are in my prayers. God Bless you!

Christy said...

You want to know what a small world this is. Marie was in my ward growing up!!! Her family lives down the street from my mom and dad. We will for sure see what we can do to help!

Lindsey Caroon said...

I'm Lindsey Caroon (from BHB). I just read your post and stumbled on Mia's little blog. I made a donation to help this little family. More importantly, I sent up some prayers for her and her parents.

RoseAnna said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing to help this family. I just happed to stumble on baby Mia's blog and followed the link here. I posted a link on my blog (www.clayandroseanna.blogspot.com) and donated and put a blurb on my facebook page. Hope all turns out well for the baby and her family. Thanks.

Mindy said...

I've donated before but I wanted to say that I have posted the new sidebar graphic to our family's blog. As a quilter I must say that is a beautiful quilt. Good Luck!!

Sheri said...

We love this wonderful family. I posted the link on my blog and on facebook. I would love to win this quilt just so I could give it to sweet baby Mia.

Randi said...

I can't even imagine dealing with those trials. Anything to help.
I have posted a link in my blogs side bar, donated, and I will mention it to my friends through facebook and email. I really hope this family is able to raise the funds they need to save their little girl. They are in my prayers.

brooke said...

Very heartbreaking. What a beautiful little baby.
So sweet of you to think of this, and your quilt is beautiful.

Sarah said...

I linked to it. I hope that sweet family and sweet baby girl find a heart soon! And thank you for opening your heart to help them out!

Diana and James said...

Sweet Baby Mia! I added the gadget to my blog and posted about the giveaway on my blog. Also I posted the link on my facebook and emailed my whole contact list. I plan on contacting the family to make a donation, Pay Pal isn't my friend. If I win the quilt I am going to raffle it off at my bible study to raise more money for Mia! Good Luck! Diana

Ang said...

You are so sweet to do this. I posted the banner on my blog and donated. I hope little Mia's heart comes soon.

The Smith's said...

What a great idea! I added the banner to my blog and am hoping you get lots of entries and even more donations!

Our son, Luke, has had two open-heart surgeries at Seattle Children's and we share a pediatric cardiologist in Tacoma. Our family is praying that Mia gets her new heart very very soon

Jesse Smith
http://smithfamilyjourney.blogspot.com

Erika said...

What a great cause. And Baby Mia is the sweetest little thing. Lots of prayers for her and her family. I posted the link on my myspace too.

Jess said...

This is great! I posted the link on my blog and myspace. I also emailed the link to my entire contact list. I would like my donation to go in memory of Hailey-Joh. She passed away from a congenital heart defect. My prayers and best wishes go out to Mia and her family.

Jami said...

I posted the banner on my blog, and I posted a bulletin on my myspace about Baby Mia as well!

Fulkerson Clan said...

I posted the banner on my blog (my first ever! thanks for the easy directions!) and i plan on making a donation too. thanks for doing something so generous, i'm always amazed at the creative ways people find to help others.

Erin said...

Thanks so much for doing this for Mimi and Mia. Mimi has been a good friend for many years and I cry also everytime I read her blog. I was happy to donate a month or so ago, and I am happy to do it again. I will do all the requirements. Thank you again!!

Alison C said...

Hi,
I was so touched by Mia's story and have blogged post your button on my blog.
I live in the UK and thank God for the National Health Service - it has its faults but........

Berry said...

Hi, I am hoping for the best for baby Mia! I will donate as soon as I can.

Nichole said...

I am working on raising money for Mia up in Alaska. Please visit justinandnichole.blogspot.com. Good luck!

Berry said...

I pasted the button onto the sidebar of my blog:

www.berryberryquitecontrary.blogspot.com

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I appreciate your spreading the word so we can add her to the prayer list!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I added your button to my sidebar also!

Michelle said...

You are a wonderful person!
*Blog post here: http://dlphn.blogspot.com/2008/11/ok-im-totally-suckered-in.html
*Banner is up
*Paypal donation made...

Good luck to Mia!

randalswife said...

I donated! Such a good cause, and wish I could do more. Also, will post on my blog and facebook.

Gwen in SoCal said...

Wanted to tell you about my friend's site. You can enter Mia's info there to receive prayer and support. She has a daughter with epilepsy among other things.

http://prayersforlittleangels.blogspot.com/

With loving prayer for sweet Mia!

Cairns said...

Steph I have emailed my friends and family, posted on my blog and facebook and donated.

You are so awesome to be doing this for this family. They are in our prayers.

Jill Ann said...

Such a trial and a sweet family. I posted on Facebook, added a link to my blog and donated. Anything I can do to help!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful idea!! I added the button to the sidebar of my blog, I donated through paypal and now hope to win the quilt.

I will also keep the family in my prayers...

Pearlann66 said...

what a cutie Mia is!!
thanks for the chance to help someone in need and to win such a pretty quilt!

Casey said...

the quilt is beautiful! what a great giveaway!

Brytnee said...

I read the story and it's really just heart wrenching. A mother of 3, I can really understand the feeling of having my child in such pain like baby Mia.

I've donated and I wanted to suggest selling those bracelet's that you have advertised as giveaways as well as those hair bows. I know that personally, I'd buy them. Just a suggestion! :)

milesofsmilescc@yahoo.com

Brytnee

Karen said...

I can't get over the generosity of people like you. I only hope and pray for all of them. I can give just alittle, but it is worth it, even if I don't win this beautiful quilt. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to win, but love the cause more.

Kevin and Andrea said...

I too am a friend of Mi-Mi's I grew up with her and all her sisters in Midway.
I can't even fathom what she and John are going through. Not to mention the kids. I think you have a great idea by doing this, and hopefully it will inspire others to do the same. I know my brain is in overdrive right now wondering what I can come up with!
Anyways I just wanted you to know that I posted YOUR post on my blog and included the link for people to come and check out Mia and donate.
Next on my list is to e-mail EVERYONE that I know.
I have a question about donating though. I do not have pay pal. Can I send the $ some other way???? My blog is private, so send me an e-mail: aross3019@gmail.com

Jeff & Nicole said...

I am so amazed by this blogging world. And this precious little girl has already captured my family's heart! We are praying for her!
Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway. I posted on my blog, put it on my sidebar and donated.
Nicole

Mindie100 said...

Sweet baby!! We are all praying and hopefully giving as well. I am posting links. Good idea on getting the word out.

Jen said...

My prayers are with you.

Your Banner is on my blog and I donated.

The Young Ones said...

Hello, I put the button on my blog, the quilt is beautiful! I hope Baby Mia gets what she needs. You are an angel. -Tonya

The Barnharts said...

she is in my prayers!

The Barnharts said...

I posted about this on my blog http://blessedbarnharts.blogspot.com/2008/11/quilt-giveaway-to-help-baby-mia.html

The Barnharts said...

I posted the button on my blog

Sandy said...

what a beautiful baby- I forwarded this to my main company to see what they could do

drming said...

What a beautiful quilt and baby

Sarah C said...

Hi Steph!!! WOW... that quilt is stunning! Ok, I have donated, posted it on my facebook, wrote about it on my blog, put the little gadget thing on the side, and emailed people. I think that was all the ways to enter :) I am even going to try to put together something for a give-a-way on my blog to help them out. Even if I don't know them I would hope that someone would do it for me if it was every my babe :) Hugs!

kygirl said...

A very beautiful baby, I will say a prayer for her and the family.

reb said...

I hope i win the quilt. Thanks for the chance.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

kdkdkd said...

Wonderful quilt by a nice person, thanks for the chance to win

Cassie said...

I just wanted to let you know we did a post about baby Mia on Little Window Shop. You can see it here: http://littlewindowshoppe.com/baby-mia

Anonymous said...

I wish Baby Mia and her family the best. It is a beautiful quilt that anyone would be proud to own. Thanks. Charlotte
charlottewinters@cox.net

jenny said...

wow it is realy pretty and i'm going to take a button and your link to pass on the word every bit helps out and i realy hope baby mia gets better

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I would love to win. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

dawns41 said...

Quilts are homey and comfy. I would love to win.
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

The Pimentel Family said...

Thank for letting me know about Mia. I am praying for Mia and checking her blog for updates. I added the banner on my blog. I hope Mia gets a new heart soon. Thanks again for sharing this Steph!

redron said...

want to win this

Jen said...

I donated this morning, posted their family's story on my blog (http://www.immaculateeclection.com/2008/11/baby-mia.html)- which will also be automatically added to my notes on Facebook, emailed the link to my friends & family, and posted the banner on my blog's sidebar. I only wish there were more I could do. My thoughts and prayers are with baby Mia's family today.

vboackle said...

the baby is adorable.

PAIGE said...

What a beautiful quilt!

mogrill said...

I am making a donation! You are amazing. Thank you for the chance.

sarah, rsm said...

What a wonderful work you are doing. I am not able to donate $ but I promise my prayers from MI.

Blessings...

Cheryl A said...

Living in Canada you forget about the cost of things like this. Good luck to Baby Mia and her family.

kagey10 said...

I blogged about it on my blog..how heartbreaking and touching. dear heart.

kagey10 said...

I also added your button.

llinda29 said...

beautiful quilt

Diana C said...

What a touching story. I pray that Baby Mia gets the help she needs and soon!

dlcin[at]gmail.com

Katie said...

We love baby Mia!!! I pray that my daughter, Maddie (another heart baby) and Mia will play lots together someday... I completed tasks #1 & #4. Great idea with the quilt giveaway. It's so cute. Thanks for doing this!
Love,
Katie
allredbabygirl.blogspot.com

jilshan98 said...

This is awesome! Thanks.

Erica B. said...

I'm so glad to donate and pass along all of the information in any way I can. I posted on both of my blogs and facebook. I seriously can't imagine what her family is going through right now. It just makes me want to cherish every moment with my kids.

Stamping Starlette

Kiss my Bass

MaggieM said...

I, too, have donated to Baby Mia's cause. God bless her and her entire family.

I'd love to win your quilt!

maggie@mannwieler.com

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

Kim said...

I heard Mia's story this morning and it really touched my heart.

I donated, posted about the quilt giveaway on my blog and put the banner in the sidebar of my blog.

I'll keep baby Mia in my prayers!

Naomi said...

What a beautiful daughter, she will be in ours prayers....

Naomi said...

Your button is on my side bar

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Stephanie, what a sweet gesture. I am so glad to be able to donate, that I found a link to your site. I will post the button on my blog.

Abbie said...

Button is on my sidebar, I made a note in facebook and sent out an email. I hope the word can get spread quickly!!

Woodards said...

Just put a button on my sidebar, posted about the giveaway and where to donate and picked up a cd for a donation. Also went through a box of tissue reading the site!
jgw@hotmail.com
madimooboutique.blogspot.com

Jacklyn said...

i love this little girl she is a cutie! Ive had a lot of emails about her. Your the best quilter ever! I hope i win this quilt!

Love

jacklyn

jolie newman said...

Hi! I'm going in to donate $10 now. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful quilt! I'll be praying for precious Mia.
Thanks!
Jolie Newman
stampgirljn@prodigy.net

Artfulife said...

I will be posting about this and I will add the link to the side of my blog. I am an artist and I do children's illustrations, if you would like I would be happy to donate two or three illustrations to you to auction off for this amazing cause. If you would like my help please email me (my email is on my blog) and I will help you with whatever you need. This sweet family will be in my prayers.

Dennis, Crystal and Audrey said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for doing this. We are friends of John and Mimi and we are grateful they have such good friends. I have made a donation. Wrote about Mia on my blog sent an email out to friends and attached the Java Script on my blog. The blanket is adorable if I win however it is going straight to Mia. I even thought about having people sign it. Maybe that is another idea. To add your name to a blanket you have to donate $5 for a bottom space and $20.00 to get your name at the top. Just a thought that came to me right now as I was sitting here I hope I win or maybe I will get another blanket going with this idea
Thanks again

Crystal

one preparing the way said...

Ok...i posted it on facebook, myspace,on my blog, sent out emails and made a donation...Do you need the confirmation #? Thanks for doing this!

Jill Marie said...

I'm going to my blog right now to make an entry, leave the link here and post the box on my side bar.

On the off chance that my name should be drawn, please give the quilt to that beautiful little baby Mia. My hope is that the love and caring you put into the quilt would be something she would feel everytime she is covered with it.

Blessings to you, Mia and her family.

cathirushing said...

VERY SWEEY

Linda said...

Steph,
This story breaks my heart and I think it is wonderful what you are doing to help. Recently having a little girl of my own, who is 3 months, I can't imagine going through this. Your quilt is beautiful. I made a donation, emailed my friends, and will post on my facebook.
lbatten@gmail.com
Linda

Margie said...

what a gorgeous quilt and reminder to keep Mia in our thoughts. I was able to donate and add a story and sidebar to my blog. thanks for keeping her story going.

Misty said...

What an awesome thing you are doing. I will definitely add her to my prayers.

LIDARKSIDE said...

What a lovely quilt!

Dana said...

This is a wonderful thing that you are doing. I've added the banner to my blog.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'm so glad you're sponsoring this quilt giveaway in honor of sweet little Mia, who probably doesn't understand at all why she hurts or why she's suffering and why it doesn't stop (I feel this way myself when I'm ill, but know that it will end). I hope she gets her heart!

King family said...

I have posted, donated, put the picture of the quilt give a way on my blog. Hope others pass along the blessing of the story of baby Mia and her family. Miracles do happen may God bless this precious baby girl of his.

Brenda said...

What a wonderful way to spread the word. Baby Mia has been and will continue to be in my prayers.

Tanya said...

hey Steph - i won't go on and on about you and your incredible service, but just know you make the world a happier place! I just donated and am so happy to be part of helping, too!

Think about it said...

neat prize :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt! May God bless Baby Mia.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I was not able to donate a lot, but I did make a donation. May God bless baby Mia and may a lot of money be raised.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Steve and Annie said...

You don't know me, but I stumbled across your blog through a chain of others. I sat at work tonight and read this blog post and just cried. I wish there was more I could do to help this beautiful little family, but I'll just have to hope that my small contribution makes a difference. I will definitely post about this on my blog and put the banner on the side bar.
Also, that quilt is gorgeous and I would love to be entered in the drawing to win it.
Thanks,
Annicka Borges

A New Aunt... said...

Hi. I donated but I am opting out the give away. I also put a link on my blog as well as post in hopes of spreading the word for Mia and her family. My prayers are with you all....

http://weblog.xanga.com/Tory1237/681456380/help-baby-mia.html

Melissa Mae Johnson said...

What a wonderful thing to do. This family is in my prayers!
-posted banners on blog
-posted on facebook
-wrote a little something on my blog

Karen said...

Great Prize.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

DOODLEGIRL said...

beautiful quilt

The Joo said...

You don't know me, but this story touched me. I've posted on my blog and donated the little we could. Thanks for your kindness!

Lindsay Pratt said...

This is so generous of you! I love the quilt. I will make a donation, and email my family and friends.

Solveig said...

When I saw this I couldn't just click away and forget about it. I made a donation straight away (1US73395C2992282V) and am spreading the word on my blog www.madebypetchy.com. My heart goes out to Mia and her family, what a special little girl she is. I hope she can get the help she needs.

Miranda said...

What a wonderful idea! please add my name to the list as well and I will be donating to Baby Mia as well as soon as I am done leavin this comment, the quilt looks great and I will keep Baby Mia in my thoughts and prayers

Miranda

Anonymous said...

Hope you reach your goal! mytkane@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for Mia. I was able to make a small donation.
Joanne

Pam's Pride said...

I added the blinkie to my blog with Mia's story and a link to your blog! I hope you can generate a lot of donations for her and her family! I am praying for Mia!

The Carpenter Life said...

Stephanie, what a great way to raise support for your friend! The quilt is lovely and so is your generosity! I wrote a blog about your giveaway & Precious Mia, added the side bar thing, put it on my facebook and made a Mommies for Mia donation!! Thank you for sharing Mia's story and your talent with us all!!

~Christy

Laurel said...

I added the banner to my blog, emailed friends and family, told everyone on facebook, and donated. Mia's mom was my neighbor growing up and want to do everything I can to help. Her story breaks my heart.

Selina said...

What a beautiful thing to do!
I posted on facebook, posted on my blog, donated from my boyfriends PayPal account (shh!), and added the banner to my blog

Sheena said...

I believe that Marie was a few years older than me in school, so I am not too familiar with her and I am sure she does not remember me. However, her story is so sad and I am so thrilled to be able to donate to this cause! My prayers are with the family.

Sheena James Jones

ryanne said...

Being a PICU nurse and the mother of a 3 month old baby girl, the McDonald's story hits so close to home. Thank you for all your hardwork and generousity. I posted a link on my blog sidebar, and just finished donating. Thanks again for sharing their story. I will be checking frewuently for updates.

Stacey said...

Stephanie!
I figured out my password and everything so now I can post. This is more than wonderful what you're doing! I'm really excited about the whole thing!

Lilith Silvermane said...

You are so sweet for doing this. I am going to add as much as I can to these things!

Hopefully that beautiful little girl will get her heart, and the family of the person who donates it will know that it is going to help a little girl live a full life.

Please everyone, make sure you sign up for Organ donation! This could touch lives of families all over the US.

Deb said...

This is such a touching story. I've donated and put up the link on my blog. I'm so moved by this. Thank you for the opportunity to reach out and help another family.

Lilith Silvermane said...

I wrote a blog for this giveaway. I wish I could donate money, but the least I can do is donate time!

http://crunchygreenmom.blogspot.com/2008/11/mommies-for-mia.html

Alicia said...

How sad! Mia is adorable. I will keep her in my prayers and have passed on her story to friends and family.

Alicia said...

I could do much, but I just donated to baby Mia.
I keep reading entries from the blog and cant help but fight back the tears.

tommiejo said...

I will add the info to my blog and keep them in my prayers. Bless you for being a good friend to these folks.

Nate and Taryn said...

I've emailed everyone I know, I've posted about it on my blog, I've donated, I'm trying to earn more money for her, and I'm keeping her in every prayer I say:) Good luck!

hilary said...

I saw Solveig's post and have made a donation. Cheers to "the internet" for helping.

Bethie said...

I blogged about Mia and put her button up on my page in the blog entry. (Couldn't figure out how to add it the sidebar in Wordpress, still trying to figure it out.) My heart goes out to this baby and her family. It's so sad! I don't have a facebook so I can't put this there, but I will for sure be emailing all of my friends and family about this. Thanks for the information and the chance to win that stunning quilt.

Just Call Me Sleep Deprived said...

I posted the button on my blog and I am going to post a bulletin on my myspace page I hope you get lots of donations this is such a heartbreaking story I cannot even imagine what they are going through. I am praying for baby Mia.

Just Call Me Sleep Deprived said...

I posted about baby Mia on my Facebook with a link. My email is arbrae@hotmail.com
And I posted about it on my blog with a link

Laura said...

How lovely of you, Steph. I'm emailling everyone in my address book to help get the word out. Mia and her family are in our prayers.

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

I sent a donation and I will post the link. I read that Mia is getting her heart!

SeahorseLady said...

My prayers are with Baby Mia and her family.
You are doing such a wonderful thing and I will certainly help spread the word.
I read your blog with tears in my eyes and know that God is on her side.

SeahorseLady said...

I just made a small donation in the amount of $5. (wish that I could send more) under the name of seashores4us.

SeahorseLady said...

I just sent an email to 12 of my friends with a link to your blog. I know that these friends will also pass it on to their friends.
You are a good friend indeed for passing the word around.
God Bless You!

Beth said...

I am praying not only for Mia and her family today but for the family who has so generously given after thier loss. I have left a post and a link re: Mia on my blog.
Beth

Kimberly L said...

Prayers and thoughts for Mia and family. You are amazing...

brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

Sariah said...

Thank you for sharing of your talents! This is a beautiful quilt and a beautiful cause. I have made a meager donation (paypal cheezax at yahoo dot com), added a banner gadget to the side of my blog (theforneyfourplusone dot blogspot dot com), sent an email to friends and family and am writing a post now. Thank you!

Sariah said...

P.S. Do you sell your quilts you make on Esty or someplace like that?

Christy B said...

I have a daughter that is 6 days older than Mia. My heart goes out to Mia and her family, I cannot even imagine what they are going through. I am passing this along to all of my friends that blog so it can be added to their blogs, and I donated. I really do love your quilt, and I thing you are doing and amazing and generous thing here. God Bless you, and God Bless Baby Mia.

Christy B.

Lynne said...

I have posted this and added your banner to my blog. I hope it brings more people to your site to give more to help this family.

http://sewingmom.com/2008/11/10/baby-mia-getting-a-new-heart-today-please-pray/

Amanda-The Family News! said...

I have donated on the help baby mia site! I am so excited she has received her new heart, but I do understand that there has to still be alot of cost involved!

Amanda

janil said...

I've posted on my blog and now I'm going to put the button. I'll send e-mails too. Good job! I hope Mia's trasplant is a grat success!
http://janil-nilja.blogspot.com/2008/11/baby-mia.html

Tonya said...

very cute love to win this

Randi said...

What amazing news!! Mia has been in my prayers since I read her little story. I am so happy she is receiving her new heart. She will stay in my prayers that all will go as planned.

Me said...

Hi, I post it in my blog to help Baby Mia

http://www.mychidlren-n-me.com/2008/11/help-baby-mia.html

caseykelp said...

Hi I hope all goes and continues to go well with Mia during this time and during the recovery. I couldn't even think of going through what the family is. It is great that they have a friend like you. Wish I could do more than just send thoughts and love.

Elise said...

Wow - you are very talented and what a great cause! I'm going to go and post this on my blog, email everyone I know and donate to this family right now!!

Karen said...

I blogged about this on two of my blogs. I hope she got through it and is doing well. I am saying prayers.

Em said...

I'm going to do everything I can to help! I'm putting the banner on my blog, and will put it on facebook too! I hope they get lots of money to help with their bills.

Meaghan said...

i have to say you are amazing, Mia's family is amazing, the family who donated the heart is amazing and mostly Mia is amazing! I already have the button on my blog. Of course everyone involved will be in my thoughts and prayers from this day forward!

God bless!

megse5[at]netscape[dot]net

Kari said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. I'll try and donate too, for this beautiful little girl.

wwe11 said...

What a cute baby. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

pitaharmon said...

I have always wanted to make a quilt. My sister has been quilting too, I would give this to her as a gift.
harmonden@wowway.com

Jennifer said...

I am so thrilled to hear she received a heart. My prayers go out to baby Mia and her family.
I am entering this contest as I know of a baby who could use a quilt made with love and I cannot sew.

knittingmomof3 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

jjobe1@roadrunner.com
The quilt is absolutely beautiful and I would love to win it for my new grandchild due in January!
Also, I hope Mia will be well soon she is such a precious little one
Thanks!

Mamacita (that's what they call me!) said...

What a beautiful quilt and a fantastic idea! Best wishes to her family from ours!

rosannepm said...

God Bless you and Mia and her family. The world neds more people like you. If I win please donate it to the family in my name

ofallthebrads said...

i hope the best for all of you!
etsubuc_19@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

What a wonderful giveaway it will mean so much to so many people. I am going to blog about it right now.

Jill said...

hey stink face! im commenting! yay for baby mia and the heart! we will put them onthe prayer list when we go to the temple this weekend! and i always sent this around facebook and posted it on my blog!! love you!

InMyHeart01 said...

This is a great contest! And i will comment on this on facebook. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a special meaningful giveaway! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Kristy said...

Hi Steph - I put a Mia "gadget" on my blog and invited all my facebook friends - my heart goes out to that little baby and her family - I have a little boy her age and I hope they both grow to their full potential! Kristy

Lovie said...

Mia is beautiful, I put her on two prayer lists and have e-mailed some friends. lovieb@simplynet.net

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