Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day Three of 30 Days of Project Sweet Peas Giveaway!!!

As I have written about so many times before, one of the things that I do to remember and honor my son is donate care packages to families that have a baby in the NICU. I am able to do this through the help and support of Project Sweet Peas, which is a group of families just like mine, who have been in the NICU and know how hard it is. There are twelve local project spread out across the country that deliver these care packages. I am honored to be a part of this organization. And we need your help!!!

We have applied for a grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project, and have been selected as a finalist to win a $25,000 grant!! So here is how you can help us: vote once a day, every day for Project Sweet Peas to win. We need to be in the top ten at the end of the month to win. And to entice you to help us out and vote every day, I am doing a 30 Days of Project Sweet Peas giveaway! Everyday in the month of April I will be writing about the amazing things going on in Project Sweet Peas. And if you leave a comment that you voted each day, I will randomly pick one of these comments to win an Awareness Braceletof your choice! I make awareness bracelets of all colors, and I have a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Charm Bracelet featured right now. 

And the winner from Day Two Giveaway is . . . . . Rikki from My Forever Family  Rikki, please send me an email at and let me know which Awareness Bracelet that you would like. Check out Bracelets for Awareness for idea, you can pick any bracelet with any amount of charms! Please note that you must leave a comment EVERY DAY in order to qualify for the giveaway. Basically, each day starts new. 

Welcome to Day Three of 30 Days of Project Sweet Peas! Starting today I am to highlight each of the eleven other local projects involved in Project Sweet Peas, so that you may get to know each of the stories behind all of the amazing people involved in Project Sweet Peas. Gabriel's Gift will be the local project highlighted today! Gabriel's Gift donates packages to Mass General Hospital NICU (Massachusetts) and Lawrence and Memorial NICU (Connecticut). For more information about Gabriel's Gift, please contact Corin at Here is Gabe's Story:

Gabriel was born on November 18, 2006 with an undiagnosed Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a life threatening birth defect. CDH affects 1 in 2500 babies. Only 50% survive. Our little boy spent his life in 3 different hospitals enduring multiple surgeries and procedures while he fought for life for 55 days before earning his wings. He passed away peacefully in the arms of his parents on January 12, 2007. He will always be loved and missed. 
Gabriel's little sister, Makayla, was born on February 15, 2008. At 10lbs 4 oz she made her way into the world through a difficult delivery. She recovered quickly and luckily only had to spend two days in the NICU before coming home. We know how blessed we are to have our little girl healthy and happy, and never take a moment for granted. 
Corin (Gabe's mother) and Jeanne (Gabe's grandmother) started Gabriel's Gift because we understand the stress of having a sick child in the NICU. Our goal is to give comfort and support through this project. Being in the NICU, especially for an extended stay, can be tough, but we want to let parents know that they are not alone.  


Jill said...

It is so wonderful how you are raising awareness. Project Sweet Peas is an amazing thing!

The Ramirez Family said...

Still voting everyday for you guys!!!

Catherine W said...

Hi Megan. As Jill says, Project Sweet Peas is an amazing thing. I've posted your voting button to my blog and to my facebook profile. I hope that's alright? If not, let me know and I'll take it down. x

Rikki said...

Wow thankyou so much, this is the first giveaway i have won here in blogland :)
Projest sweet peas is an amazing organisation i really hope that you get enough votes to win.
I remembered that ihad a few other email address' that i dont use anymore so i am voting with them now too.