September 22, 2012

We recently sent 2 more prepaid VISAs to 2 very special families. One went to the family of baby Hannah, who was born at just 31 weeks, weighing only 2 lbs. 15 oz.  She is going to be in the NICU for several weeks so please pray for baby Hannah & her family during this difficult time. The parents are doing a lot of driving back & forth to the hospital because they also have a son at home, & we know how difficult that makes things.

The other gift card went to the parents of little David. David recently passed away from drowning and was only 2 1/2 years old. His parents kept him on life support for a short while to preserve his organs for donating. What an amazing, selfless thing to do in the midst of such tragedy. Please pray for David's family as they mourn the loss of their little boy.

August 7, 2012

We recently sent 2 prepaid VISAs to families with babies that were in the hospital. One was for a little baby Evan who was in the hospital for several weeks with Meningitis. He is now home but please pray for his recovery & for him to remain healthy!

The other VISA was for a friend of mine whose little boy, Lucas, was in the NICU for severe jaundice & anemia. His mom had several fetal blood transfusions while she was pregnant and was able to carry him almost full term. Lucas is now home but is still having issues with anemia so please keep him in your prayers!

June 27, 2012

This week, we sent two R Angel prepaid VISAs.  One was for friends of our family and their new baby Colton.  Colton was born prematurely and spent several weeks in the NICU.  He was actually there when we were so we were able to meet him soon after he was born.  Such a cutie!  Colton is now home and doing well.  Our gift card was a little late, but we are hoping that his parents can use it for gas for doctor's appointments or to help a little with some medical bills, etc. 

The other gift card was for the family of Logan, a little baby who was born with his heart on the wrong side of his chest.  He was transferred up to Michigan for heart surgery, but was having many complications.  I found out today that he is being removed from life support and probably isn't going to make it.  So, please keep this family in your prayers during this very difficult time.  We know all too well how hard it can be to go through something like this, so our hearts ache for them.

Please keep Colton and his family in your thoughts and prayers as well as Logan and his family!  Thank you!

May 24, 2012

We recently sent a prepaid visa to a family of a child with Down syndrome. I don't know much more about this child, only that they will be in the hospital for several weeks/months. Please keep this family in your prayers!

May 9, 2012

Well, we are actually in the NICU at Toledo Children's Hospital ourselves. We had a baby boy, Benzen, one week ago & he has CMV so we have to stay here for 6 weeks to give him an IV medication. Anyways, I bought an R Angel gift card for a family staying in the NICU with their son who was born at 31 weeks gestation. I hadn't had a chance to send it with all that we've had going on so today, I walked it down to their room :) Please keep baby Noah in your thoughts and prayers as he grows big & strong! Hopefully, they get to go home soon!

April 27, 2012

Today, we sent a prepaid VISA to a family whose son, Matthew, has a tumor on his spine.  He is in a lot of pain and has been traveling back and forth to The Cleveland Clinic to get treatment.  We hope this small gift card will help with some of their travel expenses.  Please pray for Matthew and his pain, as well as his family as they all go through this difficult time!

SACC Helps Out R Angel

Last Saturday, students from Swanton Area Community Coalition joined together to help make baskets and deliver food to the Toledo Children's Hospital for families staying there with their children.  They put together several baskets with bathroom supplies and stocked the waiting room with snacks and goodies for families to eat.  Thanks so much for all your help!

Sydnie's Project

Recently, our niece Sydnie completed a project for her 2nd grade class. Her teacher gave each student $5 and told each student to make a difference with that $5 however they wanted. Well, Sydnie decided to raise money for R Angel. She turned the $5 bill into change, then went around door-to-door and asked people if they had any spare change to make a "change" in the world. She told our story over and over & even made a cute little poster that she carried around. It amazes us how generous people are & how much money she raised by just asking for spare change. She ended up raising over $550, which was the most anyone in her teacher's class had ever done in 3 years! Thank you Sydnie for all your hard work & thank you everyone for all the donations! Many lives will be touched because of you all :)

March 28, 2012

Today, we sent a prepaid VISA to a family whose little boy, Reed, was in the hospital. We are a little late sending it & he is already home, which is wonderful news! We still wanted to send them something b/c we know he may have follow-up appointments & medical bills coming so we hope this giftcard will help in a small way :). Please keep Reed & his family in your prayers!

March 3, 2012

Today, we delivered an R Angel gift card to some friends of ours who recently had twins, William and Isabelle. They were born at 32 weeks and will be spending some time in the NICU. They have already gotten their IVs out and are breathing on their own. They are just working hard to learn how to eat on their own now :) They have a big sister at home so it has been very difficult for their parents to divide their time & go back and forth from the hospital to their home/ Ronald McDonald house. We hope this prepaid VISA will help them out in some small way! Please keep William, Isabelle, and their family in your prayers!

February 6, 2012

We went to The Toledo Hospital today to deliver a basket of food & goodies to a family staying at the hospital with their daughter, Arlyn. Please pray for this little girl & her family. We are hoping this basket helps lift their spirits & we are praying they get to go home soon! Please keep Arlyn & her family in your prayers!

February 2, 2012

Today, we sent a prepaid VISA gift card to a family that we originally met through R Angel because of their sweet little boy, Ridge. Well, Ridge & his family have had a long road, but recently Ridge's mom went into surgery to donate one of her kidneys to Ridge. What an awesome mommy she is! We are happy to say they are both doing very well, but Ridge still has a long road to recovery, so we wanted to send them another R Angel to help with this hospital stay. Please pray for Ridge's recovery & for his mom's recovery as well!

We also sent a prepaid VISA to a family of a new little baby, Cullen. He was transferred to the Toledo Hospital NICU at birth because of what they thought was a traumatic reaction to the birth. That's the last I've heard, but please pray for him as he gets better & hopefully strong enough to come home with his family! We hope this gift card will help his parents as they spend these difficult days in the hospital. They live about an hour away from the hospital so we know how expensive gas can get as well. Please keep baby Cullen in your thoughts and prayers!

January 27, 2012

Today, we sent a prepaid VISA to a family of a little baby, Hartlee, who is at Mott Children's Hospital. Please pray for this little baby & the family!

January 20, 2012

Today, we sent a prepaid VISA to a family of a little boy, Elias, who has to have open heart surgery at only 3 weeks old. Please pray for his entire family as they go through this very difficult time! We hope this gift card will help them pay for some expenses as they spend this time in the hospital.

January 3, 2012

Our first 2 R Angels of the year! Yesterday, we had some help from the St. John's student again. We took 2 baskets of food & goodies to the PICU at The Toledo Hospital. Our dear friends in the PICU picked out 2 families that could use the baskets & delivered them. Last night, we received an email from one of the families thanking us for the basket. This mom is from a few hours away & has 4 children at home. Her baby girl is only 3 months old and in the hospital so the mom is having a very hard time. The basket seemed to be something that she really needed so we are happy to have found such a deserving family! Please pray for her little baby, Holly Grace, and for a speedy recovery! Please also pray for the other child who we gave a basket too. We don't know many details - just that this child will be in the hospital for a while.

Today, we sent a prepaid VISA to a family that had their baby boy, Gideon, 11 weeks early. They are up in Michigan away from their home so we sent them a VISA to help pay for some of their expenses. The dad actually lived across the street from my family when I was little so we are so happy to help them out in a small way during this difficult time. Please pray for sweet baby Gideon to get big enough & strong enough to come home soon :)