Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Embrace

I'm still letting yesterday's post sink in.

It was one of those posts that required me to slow down and think. I've spent this morning reinvigorating some old passions of mine. Reading up on some issues, political and developmental, that I care about. Since having Jack, many of those priorities have focused. I've become more aware of how blessed we are in the United States to have such excellent medical care. And likewise, I've learned of the many, many inadequacies of the developing world. Many of the babies born prematurely in those countries wouldn't even have a chance. Very sad and wrong, but true.

I love reading all of the comments left on this blog and all the email messages you send me. A few months ago, I got one of the best comments. A nice lady alerted me to a very cool organization that is literally changing the lives of preemies in underdeveloped countries.

Enter Embrace.




Embrace is pretty amazing, huh? When I found out about their work and the strides they are taking to make this low cost infant warmer a reality, I was so excited. I started following them on Facebook.

And then, I saw this picture. It brought tears to my eyes.




This is the first baby impacted in China, Henan province. The simple, yet sophisticated technology of the Embrace warmer saved this baby girl's life. I am so moved by this idea, this product.

So today, because I think we could all get involved somehow, I wanted to pass on this wonderful organization to the micro preemie community. Imagine the effect we could have in spreading the word about Embrace. Imagine the lives we could help save! Please, go and "like" their page. Blog about it. Tell your friends about it. Donate.

Lives like the precious sweet preemie, a girl, from Henan province, China are now being saved.

"Because a person is a person, no matter how small" ... and no matter where they are born on God's green earth.
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2 comments:

Kelli J. said...

Thanks for letting me know about that. That's awesome! I know Compassion International as a "Child Survivial Program", which basically helps children survive in poor countries. I don't think they have resources like this, though, for preemies.

Emily Real said...

It really is amazing. Thanks for sharing about the labels you're embracing and also about Embrace. Beautiful.