I have a second cousin who just had photos done or her newborn dressed as an angel. As an angel mom whose baby really is an angel that stuff really bothers me but it is what it is.
Well she post that her baby is in a contest to be voted cutest angel baby for a calendar. curiosity got the best of me and I clicked on the link. This is a fundraiser one of the NICU's is doing at on of our local hospitals. This really bothers me that a NICU would choose to do this as a fundraiser. I just think that there are parents who have babies in this NICU that are dying and about to become angels. Or parents who don't know what is going to happen to their babies. I just think it's really bad taste and quite frankly in shock that a NICU would do a fundraiser like this. Maybe it's just me and I"m too sensitive still. It is taking all I have to not email them and tell them what I am thinking. So I figure I would share my thoughts here instead.
Sometimes I have to ask, really? WTF people?
You have every right to be offended and question the idea. Maybe an email to them would be helpful. Sometimes, people don't think... and it could help them to know that as an angel mom you find this particular contest to be tasteless.
Many hugs Nicki. Hang in there. We rendezvous next weekend!
I so agree with you. I ask myself the same thing and think I'm just being too sensitive. I don't know. I know that it's painful. What can be deemed cute or a great fundraising idea can be so unintentionally hurtful. Email if it helps you. Hospitals should appreciate feedback from their community. I emailed CVS:)
Sending you hugs,
It's in extremely bad taste! I would be happy to email the hospital. Seriously. This is so inappropriate. I'm shocked.
That's a terrible fundraising idea for a NICU. I think an email would be helpful. I don't like when people refer to living babies as angels anyway, but a NICU especially should be more sensitive to loss parents.
I will agree with everyone else...this just seems very inappropriate and downright creepy. I can't imagine what the person in charge of this fundraiser was thinking.....or NOT thinking. I don't think that an email to them reminding them to stop and think before doing something like this would be so out of line. I would think that a NICU, of all places would know that this sort of thing is potentially hurtful and painful for parents of Actual Angel babies. So sorry!
Wow, I agree, that does sound a little distasteful!!
I hope that someone would send them an email, it's not a good idea at all, I would think that a NICU would be the last place to do something like this.
Don't get me started on this you know my feeling and I think it is tacky...
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