Friday, November 7, 2008

From Our Hearts...To Hers

See this beautiful mother, Mimi, and her adorable baby, Mia?

Mimi McDonald is my friend. Mia is her 4 month-old daughter who is in desperate need of a heart transplant. As fellow mothers and friends, I know her story will pull on your tender heart strings and maybe you can do a little something to help her out.

A brief synopsis: Baby Mia was born with a severe congenital heart defect (Critical Aortic Stenosis) and is in need of a new heart. Mia has been patiently holding on for the past 4 months. But, she's one of 8 babies in the Seattle Children's Hospital on the Washington waiting list. In order to put Mia on other waiting lists around the country, the McDonalds need $450,000.00 up front (as a kind of desposit) for the even more expensive heart transplant, because their insurance company will only help cover the cost of the transplant if it is done in-state. So far, a donor match in Washington has not been found. Sadly, their insurance is falling short of paying for the surgeries and health care Mia has already received & will continue to need as she awaits her miracle. Whether the McDonalds choose to pursue a heart transplant out of state or not, the medical costs will continue to increase. This is where a gift of our hearts can help.

I ask all who read this to please help by adding the "help" banner located on the right side of my blog to your blogs, email, or Facebook. Join the Facebook group "HELP BABY MIA". Donate if you can and read about sweet little Mia. Miracles can happen one prayer, one dollar, one heart at a time.

If this was your precious little daughter, wouldn't you be willing to give from your heart?

You can read her complete story HERE. Warning, have tissues near-by. It's a tear jerker.

You can check out two t.v. news stories here:

Mia's story has been shared at . The wish is posted under "I wish for a heart transplant for my friend's baby.

I also posted her story on a SWATcash's GPT Site forum. It can be seen here: . Already, people have offered up prayers, love & donations on behalf of Mia.

It is not every day that we can do something small that has the potential to help save a life. Have a heart. Donate for Mia's.


Rebecca said...

Beautifully expressed! I couldn't believe it the other day when I searched for the facebook group. Mimi didn't know it existed, it turns out, there area two groups and she doesn't know either of the people who started them. People just love MIA! This is such a dear story and a dear family, and the dearest little baby. You are great for making this effort!