Friday, May 16, 2014


With the generous help of over 50 (yes, 5-0!) separate donors, we were able to get Nellie Jo her wheelchair. We are just blown away.

Not only was the donor list filled with family and our closest friends, there were many of you who I only know through this preemie community and some that have I have never even met! Incredible. You came alongside us and our deepest desire to honor Jack and reclaim his birthday. We are getting a beautiful girl with CP what she needs most. It was crowdsourcing at its finest. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Not only did we fund Nellie Jo's wheelchair, you all kept giving AFTER we had reached our goal, which brought us so much joy (and yeah, even a few happy tears). Those added dollars will go to another girl's much needed wheelchair fund. You have inspired us to be more giving in our own lives, because giving is contagious, I tell ya!

The development director of Sarah's Covenant Homes sent this email:

"Dear Jessi,
Thank you so much for hosting this fundraiser! We are so excited to order Nellie Jo's chair and we can't wait till it arrives.Your family's support has been so encouraging to us and we are so thankful for the donations and the sharing of Nellie Jo's (and our) story! And thank you for having the remaining donations go to other chairs. As soon as the wheelchair arrives, we will make sure to send you photos. Sarah will put it in the next order, and our hope is that it will arrive sometime this summer!"

Friends, thank YOU so very much. Jack's 5th birthday goes down as the best yet and it is because of you.

Last night as we sang "Happy Birthday" to our boy. 

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