|Rachel on and swaddled in a homemade blanket - waiting for her surgery.|
After Rachel was born, I launched Rachel and Friends as a way to give back to the hospital and NICU team that saved my daughter's life and in thanks to those who gave cheer to us in the form of blankets, stuffed animals and clothing. Blankets in the NICU are wonderful things. They cuddle sweet preemies in parents arms. They decorate the outside of an isolette keeping light and noise out so the baby inside can rest and grow. They swaddle preemies and make them feel safe and secure. I am challenging my readers, my friends and my family to each donate a blanket - new or handmade, large or small - over the month of November. I hope to reach the goal of 30 blankets by the end of the month - 30 blankets in 30 days. These blankets will then be donated to the NICU in Women's Hospital in Greensboro, NC where Rachel was born, saved and cared for. If you cannot donate, please spread the word and help us reach our goal to bring happiness to families in the NICU during what can be a very difficult time. Thank you so much for your support. I am truly excited to deliver these gifts!
|Beautiful homemade quilt covering Rachel's isolette.|