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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Jill said...

Mia is a true treasure and I just know she will be snuggling under one of those quilts for a LONG LONG time to come.I will be making a donation and will have her in my prayers as well! As soon as I get the blogging thing out, the link will be there too!

Jill said...

I finally worked my way through the pay pal system and make a donation ( it's under Cassandra Crossfield- my official name) I wish her continued strength and strength for you all as well.

Brooke said...

Hello Stephanie!

I'm so very happy Mia got a Heart!!! She is a sweet little angel! I will donate something and I've also posted it on my blog. What a beautiful person you are to do such an amazing giveaway! Have a lovely night!

;-)Brooke

Jinxy and Me said...

I posted your button on my blog. Good luck!

Olive said...

Congrats on the new heart! I had some friends walk a similar road as you a few years ago- what a wonderful blessing you've just relieved!

intime said...

this is beautiful

Roseann K. said...

What a beautiful quilt and the story is very inspiring. Thanks for the wonderful contest!

Reenie said...

YEA!! That's awesome.

My continued thoughts and prayers are with Baby Mia, and family.

Becky said...

I read your post last week and prayed for a new heart for baby Mia. I read yesterday the update and cannot tell you how overjoyed I was at the news. I am now on my way to donate and I will email this to several of my friends.

Thank you so much for the wonderful friend you are to Mia's family.

purango said...

Mia is so beautiful. This family is in our prayers. garrettsambo@aol.com

Eddie and Brenda said...

Wow...this is an amazing story! How sweet of you to donate a QUILT...hours and hours.....Thanks for the chance to win it! AND I put your banner on my blog.

Tammy said...

Thank you for the chance to win. 12 years ago just a few months before our daughter was born, friends of ours gave birth to a son who also needed a heart transplant. Looking at the strapping big boy now, you'd never know it! All the best for baby Mia!

klp1965 said...

mia and her family are in my prayers :)

Ly + Alan said...

First off what a beautiful quilt...but even better than that is the generosity in your heart...I hope and pray that Mia will recover quickly.

I emailed my family and friends and hope they will help out. =)

fancyfeet48 said...

-I love a quilt that some one has put a lot of love into makeing, it makes a really great gift.

Anonymous said...

I donated today. My prayers go out for the family. Thank you for doing this.
Catharine R.
ceriehl2[at]aol[dot]com

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

paigebishop said...

I will be donating soon! I hope your baby gets a new heart soon!

Starshine3 said...

What a wonderful story- I am so happy for Mia and her family! Best wishes to them!=)

heather j said...

A giveaway for a good cause! Glad to hear the happy news about little baby mia!!

Anonymous said...

Love the Quilt the love and scarifice given for Baby Mia. Many Thanks

masonsgranny59 said...

Mia is beautiful!:) I have said a prayer 4 her:)ty 4 the entry!:)

Helen said...

Loads of prayers for Mia.

Stephanie M Larsen said...

I'm so happy people are still donating. I was worried that when they heard Mia got a heart they would think donations would no longer be needed, when they are needed now more than ever as the expenses are incredible over the next year to keep everything working well for this little sweetheart.

memetu said...

Quilts have a history of telling a story within the patterns. Mia's story is heart felt.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am so sorry for Mimi and Mia, my daughter had heart surgery and while her situation wasn't as bad I feel I know some of Mimi's pain. I wish I could donate, but unfortunately we are still dealing with bills from my little one's surgery. I am so glad to hear that she has a heart! I will put Mia and Mimi on my prayer list and Mimi will recover quickly because babies just seem to get better quicker!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am so sorry for Mimi and Mia, my daughter had heart surgery and while her situation wasn't as bad I feel I know some of Mimi's pain. I wish I could donate, but unfortunately we are still dealing with bills from my little one's surgery. I am so glad to hear that she has a heart! I will put Mia and Mimi on my prayer list and Mimi will recover quickly because babies just seem to get better quicker!

bndraldy said...

I am praying for Mia. Thank you for introducing her to me. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged: http://mommyhoodisthankless.blogspot.com/2008/11/baby-mia-quilt-giveaway.html

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

My Bizzy World said...

ok my comment didn't post. I have a daughter who has undergone 3 open heart surgeries. Please keep us updated on baby mia on hybrid mom.

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javieth said...

I remember when my husband ask me if I wanted to have a baby,, but I knew we had a problem, so we buy viagra after to prove all the benefits this medicine can give us. like a couples we talk everything, and now we finally have our kids. The last baby have a lot of blanked that my husband buy for him. I think he doesn´t know how to say happy he is in this moment.

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