Friday, April 10, 2009

The Amazing Maddie Spohr

I don't know her or her family in "real life" and only read about her story last week. That is why I've taken so long to post this... I feel extremely out of place. But when the tweet came on Tuesday night that she had passed away I cried. I'm sure John thought I was crazy... I mean I really didn't "know" them. However, I cried anyway. From what I know Maddie was born extremely premature, she was on oxygen quite often. Her mom had taken her to the dr. because she thought she had RSV again. The doctor admited her to the PICU to be monitored and hooked up to a ventilator. But her little lungs couldn't handle it. She returned to heaven at just 17 months old. I can't imagine what her family is going through. I will probably never have to know. What I do know is that the Spohr family needs as many thoughts and prayers as they can get.

When I first viewed the story of Maddie's premature birth I was simply amazed that she had made it so far. I was amazed at this little girl's strenghth and her family's determination. Maddie, you will be missed, but I know you're happy, safe, and whole now.

To her family... I know you will see her again. Families are forever. I hope you are able to feel the loving arms of the Savior wrapped around you. He will carry you through this if you let him.

To the all of the internets out there... You amaze me!
We've crashed all of the pages while we tried to share our love and condolences with the family.
On Tuesday afternoon Maddie's March of Dimes contributions were not quite at the $3,000 goal.
Today it is over $21,000.
Your suppot and love are amazing. I'm so grateful to know that WE really can do anything. If you can please click on Maddie's button and donate to the Spohr family to help with services for Maddie. They need $7,000. I know we can do it. Every little bit helps.
Thanks for showing me what WE can do!

Funeral arrangements have been made for Tuesday. They have asked that all in attendance or attending in spirit wear purple. I guess I'd better find me some purple before Tuesday!

Other Maddie Links
For Maddie
March of Dimes
Remember Maddie

1 comment:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a sad story. I just found your blog tonight and will return soon to read more...Hope you will visit me...