Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Term equals New SPEW!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to Hogwarts!

I'm so glad to be the SPEW director this time around.

The first thing we need to do is talk charities. I have a few in mind for the US, but I need to hear from the international participants as to what they'd like.

So, for the US, there are a few choices, and I'd love to hear what your thoughts are and which one we should choose...

1. Children's Hospital of Orange County-Santa Ana, CA
2. Albany Medical Center Children's Hospital-Albany, NY (this one is specifically requesting preemie hats and blankies...)
3. Jimmy fund and Caps for Kids-Boston, MA

so, if we could pick one of those...and I am very partial to one...but I'm leaving it open...
Post a response, and majority rules!

But just an aside here-
I want to let all of you know from personal experience-these items are the best things ever. You really feel loved and cared for when your child or you recieves one. My son recieved a blanket, hat and vest when he was in NICU, and it was the most welcome thing. It gave us a sense of normalcy in a very roller coaster ride.

So, know that any one of these charities that we pick is going to be thrilled, and patients are going to feel loved.