Thursday, April 21, 2011

Baby Gear Silent Auction Benefit

Today I learned about a family in need. I was approached by a blogger friend of mine about a Silent Auction she will be doing next week to benefit a sweet friend of her's who recently lost her husband.

The Morgan Family courtesy of Happily Domestic

Here is an excerpt from the original blog post sharing their story. You can read the entire story here.

"Now a time has come where it is not I, but my friend who is is need. Yesterday evening (April 10th) Lori held her husband of 23 years in her arms as he breathed his last breath. Dayne Morgan, lost the fight of his 2 year battle with a rare form of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. At the time Dayne found out he had cancer, he had recently been laid off from his job. There was no medical insurance and the only income coming in was unemployment. Dayne started chemotherapy and as you can imagine the medical bills started rolling in by the dozen. Dayne was hospitalized numerous times and spent several weeks in ICU on a ventilator last fall with strep pneumonia. All this time, no medical insurance".

"When you are fighting for your life, you do not think of the expense. The only thing driving you is the will to live. The thoughts of your children, the hope of walking your beautiful daughters down the isle someday, the hope of bouncing your grand baby on your knee. Nothing else matters. But, sometimes things don't turn out as you would hope and that is the case with Dayne. With no life insurance, no money and a large amount of debt, he left this world. Medical bills will be sorted out, but the reality of the situation is Lori now faces funeral expenses (apx. $3,000) that need paid immediately. She is left as the sole provider of their 2 young daughters ages 10 and 12. Lori is a stay at home mom and homeschools their girls. The need is great"!

Kolcraft so generously stepped up and donated some great pieces of baby equipment.

Contours Optima Tandem Stroller
$299.99 Value

Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller
$219.99 Value

Preferred Position 2-in 1 Bassinet & Incline Sleeper
New from Kolcraft! If your baby is colicky, this is for you!
$139.99 Value

Contours Innerspring Organic Cotton 2-Stage Infant-Toddler Mattress 
$279.99 Value

You can view the post about the silent auction here.

This is a great way to get something you may need and help another family in the process. 

You can visit for all the details and pictures of the baby gear. Please spread the word and help her make a difference in a family who is really struggling right now.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! It means a lot to me. :-)


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