A few special organizations . . .

Hey Everyone,

You all have been so wonderful, and so many of you have asked if there is anything you can do for us. Generally the answer is that the best thing you can do for us and Juliana at this point is to continue praying as you have been. Your support is very special and meaningful to us. However, I thought I would write a post detailing some of the wonderful non-profit organizations from which we have benefited, and if you have an opportunity in the future to give money or service, these are some that are now very dear to us.

The Ronald McDonald House: serving families with seriously ill children. We stay at this very modern, well-managed facility in Baltimore for several nights a week for a small nightly fee. We have our own room, space in a very nice kitchen, access to laundry and other useful amenities. This organization, established by McDonalds, is such a blessing for families like ours who have to drive long distances to the hospitals where their children are being cared for.

The March of Dimes: conducts research about premature births, facilitates community services and advocacy to save premature babies’ lives.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: the non-profit photography company that has made it their mission to reach out to parents of seriously ill children and take high-quality, professional photographs of the child in the hospital. They came to take photos of Zoe, and we will receive them in a few weeks, free, to use as we choose. A beautiful ministry.

The American Red Cross: blood donation. Although the babies haven’t used a lot of blood compared to an adult, they each received several transfusions, and Juliana will continue to get blood products for weeks. Giving blood is easy, free, and important. The Red Cross saves lives.

If you ever have the opportunity to give to or volunteer at any of these organizations, you will be contributing to a wonderful ministry. We are so grateful for the help that we have received from each of these services.

7 thoughts on “A few special organizations . . .

  1. We stayed several times at a Ronald Mcdonald House in Missouri when our son had surgery and it was wonderful! We met other families that were supportive and were going through similar situations! What a wonderful photography group. We continue to pray for Juliana, and if course both of you. Glad you got to spend some time with her off of the oscillator.

  2. Nice, Jen. Chris and I did our first March of Dimes walk last year. It was a very moving experience, doing something positive for families and babies fighting the fight that is so personal to us. It’s something we’ll do every year that we can. We’ll come walk with you sometime, too, in honor and memory of your princesses. 🙂 Much love!

  3. I always have a special place in my heart for
    ‘March of Dimes’ for giving my Dad P.T. schooling at Loma Linda. At the time polio was an epidemic so exercises and braces were the thing. I’m so glad that the org. branched out to premature babies.
    I understand that the McDonald house has ‘sleep number beds’. Any thing to create rest is vital.
    I looked at the blog for ‘Mommies and Babies’. What you have done in inviting me into your lives is so grand in giving me the privilege to connect through prayer. Many thanks for the info on the organizations. God loves and is control of each molecule in the universe.

  4. The correct name for the above bog is: ‘Prayers for Mommies and Babies’. So precious!

  5. Hi, I’m from the Red Cross social media team and I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful mention in this post! 🙂 Best wishes to your family and Juliana, especially.

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