Planting A Little Love

19 Feb

Captain Snuggles

It has been almost four weeks. Four weeks since a family was shattered, and a Mom’s hopes for her son died with him.

Almost four weeks ago, my friend Amy sat in a rocking chair in a hospital room, and held her eight-month-old son David (Capt. Snuggles) as his life slipped away from him after a long and brave battle.

As Amy and her family grieve for Capt. Snuggles, as they try to come to terms with this massive shift in their world, they have to think of practicalities. Eating, sleeping, bathing. Work, school, household chores. The kinds of things that most of us do without even thinking become huge efforts for families dealing with this kind of tragedy. Because Amy does not inhabit the same world that most people do, where babies get to grow up and take first steps and utter first words, it can be so difficult to understand what she must be going through.

In addition to the regular practicalities of daily living, Amy and her family have to think about money, more so than many of us. They have many, many expenses to pay off. Capt. Snuggles had a liver transplant and five months worth of extensive, highly specialized medical care. That doesn’t come cheap. He had to be given a funeral. That doesn’t come cheap, either. And so, my friend – my brave, courageous, amazing friend – finds herself struggling to pay off expenses relating to the beloved son that she grieves for.

If you would like to help, there is a way. For today only, you can win one of many lovely prizes in exchange for donating money to Amy and her husband Jamie, to go towards the medical and funeral costs. All you have to do is plant a little love.

Please consider helping. I could not think of a more deserving family.

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