Dear friends and family ..
I first want to say, I hope you and yours are well, comforting one another, and remaining hopeful, with all our world is facing.
During these very challenging times, we need your help more than ever. I hope you’ll consider helping me raise funds for seriously ill children and their families. Our VIRTUAL Walk for Kids is Sunday, April 26th, and we hope you'll join us in making a contribution.
Here is just one reason out of hundreds, why I need your help ...
Last April, Rebecca went into labor. At only thirty weeks gestation, mom and dad welcomed three beautiful baby girls into their family: Lilah, Amelia, and Sarah. Once Rebecca was discharged, she was able to recover at home knowing her babies were in the best care possible in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, However, she quickly realized how hard it was being so far away from them. The NICU medical team recommended the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.
Rebecca says, “We could eliminate the stress from being far from our girls by sleeping at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. We enjoyed wonderful home cooked meals by the volunteers, and were able to connect with families going through similar struggles. I enjoyed being able to share a meal with people that knew what being a NICU parent is. Some days it's smiles, other days it’s red eyes from crying. Some days you don't want to talk to anyone because of anxiety and stress…the other families get it. It is a place where I have been able to be myself, raw in my emotions, vulnerable in sharing my journey and inspired to see families pack up and graduate with their babies.”
After sixty days, Rebecca and Thomas were able to return home with Lilah and Sarah. Amelia still needs some extra time in the NICU, but her mom and dad continue to use the amenities of our House and hope Amelia will join her sisters at home very soon.
When you participate in our VIRTUAL Walk for Kids, you are showing your support for families who are facing the fear and uncertainty of having a seriously ill child.
If you are interested in making a secure online donation to help me reach my fundraising goal, please click the red donate now button to the right of the page. Be sure to check back to view my progress, and please share this page so that I can reach my fundraising goal.
On behalf of families like the Fitt's, thank you for your support!
I am truly grateful.
Be well, Cheri