Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fast Forward with the Topeka Chamber

Hello! If you have found your way here via the Fast Forward Topeka Chamber group welcome! We are very excited to be part of the January Inspire Series and look forward to seeing everyone on the 24. Since 2009 we have donated over 900 care packages and memory boxes to families with a baby in the intensive care units. I invite you to find us on Facebook here, or check out our webpage with Project Sweet Peas- our parent organization here.

In July 2009 our family welcomed our identical twin boys, named William Glen and Michael Joseph 'MJ'. MJ was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or CDH. This occurs when the diaphragm does not fully form, which allows the stomach organs to migrate and grow in the chest cavitity. This severely hinders lung and heart development. MJ fought through three surgeries and held on for 35 days before he passed away in my arms peacefully on August 29, 2009. Shortly after his death, we found Project Sweet Peas and started a division in his memory. We are very thankful for the amazing support of Fast Forward and the Topeka community!