Apr 10, 2009

Going Purple for Maddie

Musings of A Beautiful Mess

I don't think many don't know about Maddie. I didn't know about her until I read Becky's post about Maddie, her mom, Heather, and her dad Mike. Today I read Becky's post about Maddie's March Of Dimes' donation site going from $3,000 to OVER $20,000! That is pretty amazing.

Although, many aren't in a position to make a donation, there are still ways we can do SOMETHING. You can go here and get a badge and wear purple and turn your blog purple, to remember Maddie.
But what we still need to do, how you can still help is to donate to the Spohr’s to cover the prohibitive cost of the funeral (around $7,000). Go to the PayPal site and punch in the email formaddie@hotmomreviews.com if you want to donate. Give what you can, when you can. Let’s ease their burden as best we can.

In honor of Maddie, and to show that just because I didn't "know" her and her family I still care, I am going purple. It's the least I can do.

Heather and Mike, words can not express the heart break I am feeling for you. I am praying for you and sending you so many hugs. I'm wishing you a peaceful heart.

14 friends have commented:

Kristin on April 10, 2009 at 8:05 PM said...

A beautiful tribute.

Jenn on April 11, 2009 at 6:21 AM said...

Have I told you lately how wonderful you are? Well - you are! What a great tribute.

Love ya girlie!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL on April 11, 2009 at 12:42 PM said...

I read Maddie's story after reading Matt Logelin's blogpost yesterday.

Your post and "going purple" are a wonderful way to recognize Sweet Maddie and her family.

Celia on April 11, 2009 at 6:15 PM said...

I read that yesterday and it was so sad. I just cannot believe they could lose her like that. The poor family. I cannot even imagine.

honeywine on April 12, 2009 at 2:33 PM said...

I don't think I can go purple on Wordpress without losing my blog's look forever (mine is an old format that's no longer available). I wish I could though. :(

eden on April 12, 2009 at 4:03 PM said...

Oh, mate what a wonderful post. You have inspired me to go purple too. I just can't believe it. It's so sad.

XOXOX

alicia on April 13, 2009 at 10:13 AM said...

love the idea of going purple! her story is so heartbreaking.

Deborah on April 14, 2009 at 5:54 AM said...

I too just discovered Maddie, I wish I had known sooner. Thanks for remembering her on your website and bringing it to more peoples' attention. This is a life we should all know and never forget.

sara on April 14, 2009 at 9:31 AM said...

Great post - thanks for sharing!

nancy on April 14, 2009 at 9:55 AM said...

Good for you. And rest dear Maddie. Rest.

infertilityrocks on April 14, 2009 at 11:25 AM said...

As always, your heart is so big. I'm so sorry for their loss.

Ms2Mrs on April 14, 2009 at 5:38 PM said...

I followed Maddie's blog, and proudly put on my purple today in her honor. Beautiful tribute!

Stacie on April 20, 2009 at 10:34 PM said...

Her loss is really heartbreaking. Going purple is a lovely tribute...

Aunt Becky on April 30, 2009 at 8:31 PM said...

You're such an amazing friend.

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