A full 8 months of working on hospital gowns for these precious little ones and it has been such an amazing journey! I hope your eyes light up and a smile comes to your face when you see these precious kiddos in their gowns or even just seeing the new gowns posted as they are finished.
This picture here is of every letter, thank you card, drawing and picture that was sent to me by the facilities or the children and their families. One of the things I will be doing this year is starting a binder or a scrapbook for each of these that are received...as these are my most precious keepsakes! There is also my two 5k run bibs in there as both were to benefit pediatric cancer research in my local area! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to send them to me ~ really it means the world and gives me the inspiration I need to keep going when I grow a little weary with the rest of life.
So much love and work go into each gown from the minute the request is received to make sure we not just make a gown for each child, but make a gown that they will love and their parents will cherish when this part of their journey is over.
In 8 months time we have accomplished so much more than I ever thought I would ~ things started slow...very slow, but once the word got out there my, oh my did it burst in flames like a wildfire!
This is what we've accomplished in the last 8 months.
We donated 25 Preemie Gowns to Mary Washington Hospital's NICU
15 Gowns to Culpeper Regional Hospital to be used on the Step Down Unit
And 5 Gowns were sent to All Children's Hospital in Florida as a Welcome Package ~ we will be delivering/sending a donation this year to their units once I know more for their Child Life Department.
With doing requested gowns, it can get interesting in how to incorporate what the child likes into a hospital gown, so here were some of the more creative efforts in 2012 in making these precious little ones a gown that they would love.