Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pay it Forward for Preslee

I don't know if you remember my post awhile back on little Preslee Sullenger. She died tragically in a drowning accident at the age of eighteen months. Her parents have done an amazing job coping with the loss of their little angel. Reading Ashley's posts on the grief she's struggled through is truly a testament to her faith and resilience.

Ashley is partnering with another mom named Chelsea who also spent time in the NICU with her son Kayden while he underwent heart surgery. Kayden is now a bouncing baby boy and doing well! The two moms are working together on a project to provide families like them who spend unexpected lengths of time in the NICU with baskets of necessities to get them through the long days and nights. The baskets will be distributed in Preslee and Kayden's name's to families at the hospital where she passed away. I think is truly an amazing way to remember Preslee and her beautiful life.

It would be amazing if we could all join together and help to donate towards the baskets. Below is a list of items Ashley is requesting as well as her mailing address to send them to. Really the only "rule" they are asking is that all things be wrapped/sealed. Keep this in mind with food items. Be sure to get items in a personal size. You don't necessarily have to stick with these food items, but something not too sweet would be best. I bet we could make this huge! Pass this on to as many people as you can- blog it, tweet it, Facebook it! Let's all remember Preslee together!

Items needed for baskets (items below add up to one complete basket):

1 Box of Granola Bar
2 Trail Mix (Personal Size)
2 Goldfish (Personal Size)
6 Fruit Leather (At Costco you can get a box with 48 individual leathers for under $10)
Breath mints/Gum
Small Eye Drops (Visine)
3 Pens & Journal
Fleece Blanket for the parents (47" x 57" OR 42" x 52"- Try and go for the bigger one :) )
2 Pairs of Socks (preferably with grips on the bottom)
2 Toothbrushes
Small lotion (non-scented if possible)
Playing cards
Disposable Camera
If you feel there is something else you could donate that we haven't thought of, feel free to send it.

All donations should be sent to this address:
Chelsea Beckstrand
1198 Pleasant View
Rexburg, ID 83440
If you decide to donate in Preslee's name please leave me a comment letting me know!

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Jaclyn R. said...

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Jaclyn Rubly

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