Help Us Help 18 Families
The Waddell clan is registered to participate in the 1st PJ Walk for kids in support of Ronald McDonald House in Saint John on June 10.
We want to help elevate some stress from families with sick kids. Having Hartley born 8 weeks early was an incredibly difficult time in our lives. She spent a total of 47 days at the Regional Hospital before being able to come home. This was not how I thought my journey to motherhood would begin. While she was relatively healthy and we were very fortunate to never have to go to the IWK we realize this is not the case for everyone.
The day that I got discharged from the hospital and had to leave Hartley there was the absolute worst day of my life. I still can barely think about it without tears in my eyes. When you have a child who is hooked to machines and is covered in tubes and wires you don’t get to provide the level of affection that you desperately want to. When I was discharged I had only held Hartley twice. That pain of having to completely trust a stranger with your Childs life is something that I wish no one had to go through.
The stress of our experience is small compared to what some of these families go through.
Our personal fundraising goal is $140.00 (This will help provide one night of comfort to a Maritime family) but our Family Goal is to raise $2520. I want to cover one night stay for all 18 rooms in the house.
I want to know that one night we managed to help 18 families in a very small way.
All donations will go directly to the charity and donations over $20 will receive an official tax receipt.
Please consider visiting my fundraising page and sponsoring me to help raise funds for this great cause!
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