First, thank you all for your show of support for our beloved Charlie. I’m so grateful many of you have connected with him both in person and virtually through my blog updates, Facebook postings and Instagram pictures and videos. The sentiments have come from people near and far – some of whom I don’t know, and some who I haven’t talked with in years. That’s OK.. I appreciate your words to help us.
We’ve had a few people ask where to make a donation or if there’s anything they can do. I don’t think we need any donations personally at this time – other than lots of positive love for Charlie, Samuel and Jacob.
But if you want to make some sort of a financial donation, I want to suggest that you make a donation to the John Muir Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Walnut Creek, California. These doctors and nurses have been part of our family since December 9th when Kristen gave birth. We’ve gotten to know them, hear stories about their family, they’ve been an awesome source of positivity and reassurance and they couldn’t be nicer people. We’ve probably had 30 or 40 nurses take part in our journey and all have been awesome. I want to particularly call out Valerie, Emily, Kris and Colleen, as they’ve had our boys the most. When we saw the doctors and nurses at the hospital on Friday, while visiting Samuel, they were in tears too.
This hospital provides a great service to premature babies and their families, and I can’t think of a better place to make a donation in Charlie’s honor.
You can find information on making a donation on their website: https://www.johnmuirhealth.com/secure/make-a-donation.html
If you’ll choose Honor / Memorial Giving and enter Charlie’s name, we’ll be able to hear about the results of your generosity.
Todd & Kristen