Help needed for a small baby
Last week l learned of a family in need of help. The beginning reads, “I just got this heart wrenching e-mail from my friend this morning, just thought I’d pass it along- can a heart actually crack open from empathy?? My god, this poor family! Thank you for helping us help them. Let’s pray for a miracle.”
Her original email to me gave me details:
“I’m writing to ask for your assistance. My friend’s four month old baby was diagnosed with a serious congenital heart condition that will require complex corrective surgery. However, at this point in time the doctors have determined that her heart is too weak to survive surgery. Currently and for an unknown period of time, my friends are out of work and without a regular income. They are in deep need of help to meet their financial needs while their daughter is treated…”
This request came to me 3 days before Mother’s Day. What I have since found out is that they want to spend as much time as possible with their baby while they can, together as a family, not separated from each other.
Six years ago A Million Mothers began with a simple request like the one I just received. Six years ago I sent out a plea to every person on my email list…a personal plea for one family to be helped.
In one week, as a community, we raised more than enough money for a family in Indonesia to bring their baby home from the hospital.
Simple, small acts of global kindness are what A Million Mothers is all about.
Please help me raise $25,000 for this family’s long journey before June 1. Please.
All funds received will go this family. There are NO administrative costs associated with A Million Mothers. All monies received go directly to this family.
How this works and a bit of history:
Six years ago I wanted to raise money to help a family in great need. I felt so powerless…I certainly didn’t have the resources to give the family. So I drafted an email, asking all the people in my life to donate as much as they could for this family – $1, $5, $25, any amount – and to then forward that email to all the people on their email list. And on and on.
What happened was magic. I received thousands upon thousands of envelopes with dollar bills and checks from all over the world, made out for the cause.
In addition, I also have hundreds of notes and letters of thanks from people who were grateful to KNOW they made a difference in the world. Who were thankful for the opportunity.
Their hearts were so happy to be REALLY MAKING A DIFFERENCE THEIR HEARTS COULD FEEL.
And heart is what this whole project is about…sincere, genuine, heartfelt giving in whatever amount is right.
AND EVERYONE CONTRIBUTES TO THE MIRACLE!
If you are new to A Million Mothers please check out our website at: AMillionMothers.org
And please…please…please help me help this family.
How You Can Help:
Tell 50 people about this family. Please. Then encourage them to send anything they can.
$1, $5, $25 or more really DOES count.
- Post this email as a note on Facebook
- Send people to the website
- Tell every parent you know about this family-we need each other. TRULY…we NEED each other
“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense, everything that comes from love is a miracle.” -A Course in Miracles
With my deepest and endless gratitude for the miracle to come,
PS: You can track the progress on the homepage of the A Million Mothers website.
Online donations can be made via credit card or Paypal on the homepage at AMillionMothers.org.
*Note: Please only use the online method of donation for donations over $30, as the fee for donating through PayPal is $.30 per transaction and 3% of any amount donated.
Donations by Mail
Checks can be made payable to Katherine Bramhall and mailed to the address below. Please make a note on your check: “donation to A Million Mothers”
Mail checks to:
25 Colby Street
Barre, VT 05641
Beloved friends, The baby from VT who is in Hospital went through her first heart surgery yesterday and is ok…as ok as you can be… Family is exhausted, living at Children’s hospital in Boston, waiting for baby to be strong enough for 2nd surgery. Bottom line is that they have no income with this happening and need to make bills. They need cash so that they don’t have to separate to pay bills instead of spendi Please let your churches, mother groups, play groups, employers know of this. And thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Katherine and Sara
Posted: May 10th, 2011 under Uncategorized.