In the mail today I received something from the hospital that cared for Scott. I was thinking maybe it was a letter or receipt for the donation C had made. ( I will get to that later in my post) I opened it and it has a picture of a baby in the NICU with the baby's story and how the new state of the art NICU that opened has helped this baby, and how the baby is now thriving. It was to solicit donations for the hospital. I get the need for hospitals to fundraise and we are truly happy that the doctors and nurses have a new state of the artNICU and happy that the babies have an even better place to be cared for. But why did I get it? Why this time of year? 5 days before the worst day of my life the day Scott died. You would think they would have some sort of system in place where they could identify past patients and go maybe this isn't the letter we should send them...maybe I'm just been overly sensitive because of the time of year it is but it still bugs me and I'm still sending an email. If anything it will make me feel better.
As I mention at the beginning of my post C made a donation to the Children's hospital. He decided this year for his birthday party to have his friends make a toy donation for the kids at the hospital instead of taking gifts himself. I simply asked if he would like to collect donations for something this year instead of getting gifts for himself. He instantly agreed and immediately said lets give something to the sick kids in the hospital. I am so proud of my son and we have 6 boxes of items that we were able to donate. It was good to drive to that hospital this time of year and do something positive.
I am so sorry for that piece of mail that arrived at this time of year. I wish there was an alert system in place that could monitor that kind of thing. I LOVE the way that your family gives back and how C is involved. This kiddo is going to have so many volunteer hours for JNHS and NHS when he's older and lots to add to his future applications and resumes. It's so AWESOME and I know that it all helps the heart to do something positive and give back to others.
I'm sorry. There are no words. It was thoughtless.
So sorry you received that NICU flyer in the mail at this difficult time for you. That would really bother me too. Thinking of you! That is so incredibly awesome that C asked for donations instead of presents for his birthday! What an incredibly mature thing to do!
I am so sorry that you got that piece of mail. I know how bulk mailings work but there HAS to be a way for someone to filter out things like that so that parents who've lost a child don't have to be slapped in the face by something like that when they're just checking their mail.
I'm so impressed with C's sense of giving and his capacity for love. What a great kid you have there.
I'm so sorry that you had to get that mail right now. I am however ecstatic that your little boy is so giving and nurturing and wants to give back to kids in the hospital and forego his own toys. I am not sure my 7 year old would be willing to do such a thing!
Thinking of you this month.
Love and Hugs
Sigh....I'm so sorry. You'd seriously think they'd have a system to keep something like this from happening. Sending you hugs. And what a sweet, giving boy you have there.
I'm sorry that mailer hit during this emotional time. Can you send it back with a note to be taken off the mailing list -- and why? Colin is an amazing little boy -- so full of heart, and that is thanks to you and your husband.
hugs and love.
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