Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 108: Purchased A Teddy Bear


Yesterday's post dealt with the pain of having a child kidnapped. Today's post also deals with the pain of losing a child. I apologize for having back to back days of such sad posts, but I was really affected by reading about a group of people looking to help families cope with the sadness of losing a baby. Since 2004, The Angel Teddy Bear Foundation has delivered teddy bears to parents in NICU who suffered the loss of a stillborn child, miscarriage or any other neonatal loss. Their goal is to help grieving parents, and to make it so that no mother or father has to leave the hospital empty handed. It is a small token, but one that I believe goes a long way with helping parents cope. So today, for my random act of kindness, I purchased one of the teddy bears to be donated to parents.

7 comments:

  1. That is so great! My husband and I had to leave the hospital empty-handed when our baby boy was stillborn at 25 weeks. It was the most horrible thing in the world! I understand how even just a teddy bear would have helped, thanks!

    Alissa
    ripleyadoption.blogspot.com

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  2. This is a great thing, the Teddy Bear idea have been adopted by hospitals all over the world for this and different purposes. But the thought is always the same.

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  3. This reminds me of another Random Act of Kindness type thing. If you are looking for an idea, please visit: www.blocksforangels.blogspot.com

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  4. As someone who has been there it is awful and leaves you completely empty. I am so glad someone will benefit from your kindness.

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  6. LOVE that you're doing this! What a great idea. I can't tell you how many times I walk by an item on the shelves, and wonder if it's any good. Thanks!
    teddy bear

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