October Micah Smiles Blood Drive: in honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month

DSC_5225In honor of October being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, we’re holding a Micah Smiles Blood Drive on Thursday, October 23rd from 1pm-7pm at Zingerman’s Corman Farms. Micah received 211 units of blood during his 11 months here on Earth. We’re inspired to give back. The only reason we were able to bring our precious Micah home was because of generous blood donors. Without blood donors, we would have never known Micah’s smiles.

Every year in the U.S. thousands of families lose their babies, and many more experience miscarriages or stillbirths. October’s Micah Smiles Blood Drive will honor and celebrate Micah and every baby with wings.

Rowan's program photo July 2014

Sweet Baby Rowan

We are joining with other local families who have lost their babies. Please join us on October 23rd as we celebrate these precious babies and donate blood in their honor.

Baby Rowan

Baby Haley

Appointments are strongly encouraged, please make your appointment today by visiting: http://bit.ly/1vyWIBS

In a recent blog, Once My Child, Always My Child, I wrote:

On the surface, my family looks perfect. My husband and I are healthy, and we have a vibrant, healthy toddler. Our years of infertility, our miscarriage and the death of our firstborn son Micah are all invisible. There are thousands of families who share our story. It’s very likely that you know a family who’s lost a child… you just might not know about their loss. Please, help us honor, celebrate and remember our precious babies by:DSC_9885

It means the world to us when our friends, family, colleagues and even perfect strangers help us honor, remember and celebrate our babies. Thank you for your support, we hope to see you on October 23rd at Cornman Farms!!

If you know a family who’s lost their child who might like to join us at the blood drive, please email me. If you have questions about the blood drive, please email me: MicahBabySmiles@gmail.com