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Somehing very special...

Posted Jan 06 2010 12:00am
If you do not know are missing out on one of the most amazing ladies I have ever had the honor of knowing. Tabitha does not talk very often about the things she has overcome...but let me tell you...she makes me strive to be a better person. Please take a minute to read about her on her blog.

Many of you know my beautiful nephew Jackson passed away very unexpected a few months ago at the age of 4 months . He had been a healthy big happy little boy who had a runny nose one day and was gone the next. He will always be our angel...

A month ago I got a email from Tabitha asking me if it would be okay for her group to honor Jackson when they did their annual drive for the children in the hospital at Valentine day.

I just could not believe it. How could one little boy of touched so many lives in his short time here? And here was the chance to keep his memory alive to 600 children that are fighting for their life. I can not help but think Jackson would love this.

Our family would like to thank Tabitha for allowing our family to be apart of this wonderful act of kindness.

Tabitha has some current raffles going on to help cover the cost of the gifts to the children. A simple donation of $5 gives you a chance to win some gifts cards and a few other great prizes from Live life

If you would like to help some sweet children fighting hard...take a minute to go visit will be blessed. Tell her Amy sent you..

Here is the letter she sent ...
One of our favorite times of the year is near and we are excited about what's to come! Valentine's Day is all about LOVE. Love of family, friends, strangers and love of self. We love spreading love throughout the year, but we especially love doing it for Valentine's! This year Valentine's Day will be extra special for us, because we are honoring a very special child.

Although we have never met Jackson we were very affected by his passing. I adore his aunt Amy who’s a very dear friend. The days after Jackson’s passing Amy’s love and grief engulfed me. I went to my family and told them that I wished to honor Jackson. We decided that when our goody bags are donated this Valentine’s Day each bag would be given in honor of Jackson. We are including cards within each bag to state just that.

This year four hospitals will be gifted with gift bags for their patients:

Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas will receive 200 goody bags.

Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, La will receive 200 goody bags.

Shriners Hospital For Children in Shreveport, La will receive 45 goody bags. (They only have 45 beds)

Shriners Hospital For Children in Philadelphia will receive 75 goody bags. (They only have 75 beds)

Through the past two years we have built beautiful relationships with 130 beautiful kids who we send uplifting mail & small goodies to twice a month. These children will also receive a Valentine’s Day gift bag in honor of Jackson as well.

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