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2nd Annual PICU Gift Drive {in memory of Averie Elizabeth}

Thanks for all the support! We delivered over 100 sets of books and toys to the PICU at Spokane Sacred Heart! That is enough to supply them with almost two months worth of gifts! What an amazing way to honor my daughter Averie!


I am so excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual PICU Gift drive!

If you have read our story you know a little about our daughter Averie and her battle with mitochondrial disease. She spent a lot of time in and out of hospitals, especially in the last few months before she passed away. We spent from August to October bouncing between Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Spokane Sacred much that it became home to us. When Averie passed away last year on November 13th it was heartbreaking and unexpected. I always had hope that she would make it and it was even harder because it was right before the holidays. It was a huge blessing when Justin's military unit decided to donate toys to the PICU(Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) instead of sending flowers to us. When we heard what they were doing we decided to match their efforts and with the help of family and friends we ended up to donating almost 60 sets Kohl's Cares books and stuffed animals to the PICU at Sacred Heart.

Kohl's Cares are beautiful books and stuffed animals like this...
$10 buys both the book and the animal and if I buy them in the Spokane area the money they raise gets donated back to Sacred Heart Hospital! Double awesome!
So worth every penny!! The quality is AMAZING!!
They are even MORE amazing this year because one of the featured books is Wizard of Oz and it comes with a little Toto dog. The W of O movie was one of Averie's MOST FAVORITE movies and she loved her own little Toto dog Roxy!

We heard such great feedback from families that received the sets, we decided this needed to become an annual event! Our goal is to raise enough money to buy a set of these for each child who stays in the PICU during the month of December. We know how hard it can be to have to spend the holidays in the hospital and we think these beautiful gifts will help make a child smile and make a very special Christmas gift!

We need your help! A donation of just $10 buys a book/toy combo! Just $10!! We need to raise enough to buy at least 60 sets- if not more!!

I added a PayPal donation button to the blog (look up there to the right!) to make it easy for you to make a donation. Please consider this as a way to help make a child's Christmas a little merrier this year!


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