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Honouring Zoe Dulcie Zappia

$2,531.23 raised
GOAL: $500.00

When Zoe was born almost two years ago we could never have predicted how our lives would change. She was severely brain damaged as a result of a hypoxic injury during labour and was diagnosed as having hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). It was the last thing we had expected for our baby and we felt completely lost. In those first few weeks I was lucky enough to find Hope for HIE. A group of parents just like me who had been where we were. They knew about the ups and downs of life in the NICU and were there 24 hours a day to answer my questions, even though they had doubtless heard the same questions many times before.

Tragically, we lost our girl. She died at just six weeks old after her injuries proved too great for her little body. Hope for HIE were there for me then as well, with kind words, love and support. Eventually a number of the other ‘loss’ parents and I even started our own HIE loss support group which has become like a family to me.

Now, to celebrate Zoe’s 2nd birthday I want to honour her memory by giving something back to Hope for HIE. They have recently become an official not for profit organization and they use these donations to (among other things) provide care packages to families in hospitals as well as memorial gifts to those who have sadly lost a child. This cause is very close to my heart, it would mean so much to us if you could make a donation, no matter how small.

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

-Emily Dickinson

 

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Who's donating: from Leura, Australia donated. Thank you!
  • Diipali Lilburne
    donated 2015-03-31 05:53:03 -0400
  • Sarah McDonald
    donated 2015-03-29 17:25:30 -0400
  • Emma Zappia
    donated 2015-03-27 05:49:27 -0400
  • Candice Forde
    donated 2015-03-26 16:49:01 -0400
  • Christine Whitton
    donated 2015-03-25 17:13:58 -0400
  • Bella & Dan Forbes
    donated 2015-03-24 07:27:14 -0400
  • Sarah Hunt
    donated 2015-03-24 05:54:50 -0400
  • Greg & Lyn Evans
    donated 2015-03-24 05:09:06 -0400
  • Kristen foster
    donated 2015-03-24 03:20:19 -0400
  • Catriona Furlong
    donated 2015-03-24 02:52:35 -0400
  • Laura and Brendon Hook
    donated 2015-03-24 01:40:36 -0400
  • Nina Young
    donated 2015-03-24 01:22:06 -0400
  • Tegan Smith
    donated 2015-03-24 01:10:27 -0400
  • christina Lans
    donated 2015-03-23 18:47:27 -0400
  • Celina Farrell
    donated 2015-03-14 07:02:28 -0400
  • Alison Donnellan
    donated 2015-03-12 23:18:18 -0400
  • chantel st quintin
    donated 2015-03-09 00:52:44 -0400
  • Erin Bost
    donated 2015-03-05 06:10:21 -0500
  • Jane fafeita
    donated 2015-03-04 03:06:01 -0500
  • Betsy Pilon
    donated 2015-03-01 22:09:08 -0500
  • Becky Detlef
    donated 2015-02-27 08:11:59 -0500
  • Kate Burgess
    donated 2015-02-26 04:36:43 -0500
  • Owen kuypers
    donated 2015-02-26 04:23:54 -0500
  • Chloe McIntosh
    donated 2015-02-26 02:12:42 -0500
  • Lucie Robson
    donated 2015-02-25 22:12:11 -0500
  • amy fairhall
    donated 2015-02-25 20:27:49 -0500
  • Jaki Lynn
    donated 2015-02-25 19:35:55 -0500
  • Ian Sanders
    donated 2015-02-25 19:12:07 -0500
  • Maria Adams
    donated 2015-02-25 17:27:46 -0500
  • Rhiannon Scott
    donated 2015-02-25 06:38:00 -0500

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