Posted by: michelle @ books my kids read | September 22, 2009

a great cause

Last year, a good friend’s sister gave birth to her second child who was born with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn, a rare but life-threatening disorder which basically means that the child does not adapt to breathing outside of the womb. They went through a nightmarish experience which you can read about on their website.

The good news is that Reed survived and is thriving. One really wonderful thing that also came out of their experience is that Reed’s family decided to start Reed’s Relief.

Reed’s Relief provides comfort and diversion to children admitted into intensive care, and to their loving family members. While providing financial assistance through the distribution of goods and services to families of children found in the NICU, PICU, or pediatrics unit, Reed’s Relief brings awareness and education to the general public.

I remember when they were going through everything, my heart just broke reading their updates, but one thing that came through is that the wonderful people that worked in the hospital and the NICU gave such amazing support.

I cannot imagine the fear and pain a family goes through when their child is born in distress and they are given limited hopes of survival. I applaud what Reed’s family is doing to bring a little comfort to future families that need to go through hours and days in the NICU. If you shop online, consider shopping through a link at we-care or if you want to just make a donation, you can do that at Reed’s Relief.

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