Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

I'm going to take a post to share a few more causes that have caught my attention lately. The first is:

Teeny Tears Bereavement Diapers

Their Mission (From their Facebook page):

Teeny Tears is a service organization that provides tiny flannel diapers to hospitals and bereavement support organizations at no charge for families that have suffered the loss of a preemie or micropreemie child.

To learn more about our mission or to JOIN OUR PROJECT BY DOWNLOADING FREE PATTERNS, please visit our blog!


If you want to help make diapers to donate for angel families in your local community or anywhere else, check out our participation group! It's a great place to get started, ask questions, post pictures, discuss your "flannel habit", and share your progress with others involved in the project! Some are making small, one-time donations in their local communities. Some are diaper addicts. All are welcome!


Approximately 26,000 children are stillborn in the United States every year, about 1 in 160 births. A significant number of these angels are preemie or micropreemie infants for whom even the smallest commercial diapers are far too large. 

To visit their blog, Click Here

You can also check them out on Facebook: Teeny Tears Bereavement Diapers Facebook

I love this idea! If this is something that interests you, I encourage you to find out about becoming a "diaper addict" in your community!

And:

STILL Project

Their Facebook page description:
STILL will be a feature length documentary film which tells the stories of families from all walks of life who have suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy or during infancy.

STILL is for those who grieve as well as those who want to reach out and understand.


STILL represents the silence of the babies who have died and the steadfast resilience of their surviving families.


Plot outline as listed on their Facebook page:

From the director Jonathan Pascual:

On August 1, 2002 our lives changed. We changed as individuals, as a couple and as a family.


We had not prepared for the arrival of our first child. The only thought that might be considered a plan were two names written on a piece of paper during a carefree moment before Carrie and I were even married.



Isaiah Jonathan and Elena Rebekah.

When we found out we were pregnant in June of 2002 we didn’t know that our baby had already been with us for 15 weeks. We also didn’t know that we would only be together for another 6 weeks.


We wanted to be surprised. Would we soon meet Isaiah or Elena? I could’ve waited for my December baby. That was not meant to be. Elena came 7 days before my birthday during the summer of 2002.


I could’ve waited. I didn’t have a choice and so she came. I held her. She moved. She had my nose and the most beautiful hands and feet I will ever see.


Through these past 10 years, the grieving and the learning have brought us here. We have been led to break the silence and share this story for such a time as this.


It is Elena’s message and that of all the babies. It is the legacy of the mothers, the fathers, the grandmas, grampas, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles.


Our children shine the light, our stories share the hope.
 
 
 
I love this. Break the Silence and let the legacy of our angels live on. For more information on the STILL Project, visit their Facebook page: STILL Project Facebook 
 

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