Cohen here again. Sometimes when my mom thinks I'm napping I sneak over to her computer to write to you guys. Me and some other people are doing this thing called the March of Dimes in May. I'm pretty excited about it because I finally get to get out of the house and see a whole bunch of people. Oh, and I get to help raise money for little babies like me and my brother.
The original team goal for the March of Dimes was $500. Well, we passed that up and have $1700!! I don't really know how much that is, but Mom says it's good. So, now we raised our team goal to $2000. The thing is, my mom has only raised $95 of that and she feels like she can do a lot better than that. My GRAMMA has raised more money than her! Mom says she's feeling a little bit embarrassed about it. Maybe people are tired of giving or are just busy and forget. Mom says this is near and dear to her heart so she's not going to give up yet! I thought maybe I could help her out a little bit.
I've been trying to think of a new way to help her fundraise. I told her it would be a good idea to combine the two projects she's already working on. She has this new friend, Megan, who she's been working with, who also lost one of her twins to TTTS. Megan started this project to make tiny diapers to give to families that have lost babies. She lives far away and calls Mom and me the Seattle branch. Mom is pretty proud because she just completed the first set of 60 diapers to take to the hospital here in Bellingham. Her next set will be of around 120 diapers to give to UW, the hospital me and Carter were born at.
Mom says she loves this little project because it would have been really meaningful to her to have a little diaper to put on Carter. A little piece of normal in the chaos. The diapers fit babies as small as 20 weeks and fit up to 36 weeks. Each family is given 2 diapers, one for the baby and one for the family as a keepsake. See that little diaper on the right? That's the size Carter and I would have worn when we were born.
So, here's the plan. In order to help keep Mom motivated, and to raise money for other preemies like me and Carter through the March of Dimes, you can sponsor a set of diapers (2 individual diapers, one for baby, one for family) or a larger set of diapers! It's pretty much a win, win situation. Diapers for babies and families and donations straight to the March of Dimes for preemies. Click here to donate and then be sure and let me know that you did.
One set of diapers $2
Set of 5 diapers (10 individuals) $5
Set of 20 diapers (40 individuals) $20
AND, if you sponsor any diapers, leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. At the end, we will have a drawing and the winner gets to babysit ME while Mom sews all these diapers. AND the winner can pick the next hospital (after UW) that she donates the diapers to (local to me or local to you)! Thanks everybody, little preemies need your help so they can grow big and strong like me! I gotta go before Mom catches me...If you have any questions just let me know, I will try and sneak back at my next naptime.
Go Team Cohen and Carter!