#spreadthelovey Inspiration August 21 2016

Our kindness reps collect blankets for a cause that is near and dear to their heart. Their inspiration comes from places. One of our reps shares her inspiration.

"My WHY is my son. When I was 20 weeks pregnant and had a ultra sound they found a hole in Noah’s heart. I had to go multiple times for echos and ultra sounds so they could keep watching it. They told me that he had a large VSD that wouldn't close on its own and also that his arch was to narrow. I was terrified for what could happen and what was going to happen. They cardiologist sat my fiancé, mom and I down and explained everything and told us to prepare for what was going to happen.. My son was going to need open heart surgery at 4 months. I broke down no mother wants to hear that her baby was going to need a major open heart surgery. As days past I went to my obgyn appointment ( I was 28 weeks) and I was dilated already and thinning out so I was put on strict bed rest February 8th 2016. I then had to go twice a week for stress tests and ultra sounds to check on Noah because they thought he was going to come early. My water broke April 17th the day I was supposed to go in to be induced. I still had to be induced that night and Noah arrived April 18th at 8:56am I got to hold him for a few minutes and then they had to take him to get a echo done immediately. I had to go back to my room but my fiancé got to go with Noah to the nest and watch him get his echo done. Then they had to take him up to the 10th floor to be monitored and put on IVs. Finally after a few hours when he was all settled in his room we were allowed to go and see him and hold him. It was so sad to see my baby hooked up to all those machines. After a while we talked to multiple doctors and nurses about Noah condition and when he will need the surgery come to find out he needed it ALOT sooner than we thought because it was life threating. Noah had his open heart surgery at just 5 days old and it was honestly the hardest time of my life. As we were waiting in the waiting room a very nice lady came in with her daughter and handed us a gift bag and a card. It had pop, water, snacks, cards, toothpaste, soap, a hat for Noah, a notebook and a gift card for burger king. I was so happy that someone that I didn't even know came in to find our family and donate a care package. That made are day so much better. We stayed in the hospital for a total of 3 weeks so I know how extremely hard it is! Everyone going through their baby getting open heart surgery needs support and comfort. While being there Noah was gifted a heart lovey from baby jack co "spread the lovey campaign" and he loves it! It brings him so much comfort. I then decided that I wanted to be a Kindness rep for Motts childrens hospital in Michigan because I wanted to spread comfort, kindness and love to babies and families going through such a hard time!! It would mean the world to me to go back there and donate a lovey to a heart warrior recovering from open heart surgery just like my son."

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