23 March 2010

Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop for Children’s Miracle Network

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I still can remember the horrifying moments when my son had to spent some of his early days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of our local hospital. Little feet and hands being connected to this huge machine at least twice his size. It felt so hard every time we had to step home, leaving him behind. Visits to the NICU are very restricted, and not enough to sooth a worried heart... That's why I always believe and hope that our fellow suits his name right with the blessing of God: Fawwaz, "The one with great luck and success". We were indeed some of the lucky ones, being blessed to bring him home safe and sound. A prayer that remains in every parents heart and I sincerely give out to every child struggling for his/her health. But, did you know that we can do even more to help?

Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with Children’s Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year.

Every child deserves the hope and healing of children’s hospitals. With the help of a Children’s Miracle Network hospital in their community, children of all ages and backgrounds can receive treatment for every imaginable disease and injury—from asthma and broken bones to cancer and heart defects. Children’s hospitals are also on the front lines of research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year.


How can we do this together? It’s simple:

Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop for The Children’s Miracle Network

  • Participate to Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop of giving away virtual Easter Baskets by creating a blog post with specific rules described here.
  • Hershey Company will donate $10 per each blog post to the Children's Miracle Network (CMN), up to total of $5,000.
  • One blog post per URL counts towards the donation, but you can give as many virtual Easter baskets as you want.
  • The Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop will officially begin at 12 AM EST on March 18th and end at 12 PM EST on April 4th, 2010. Blog posts submitted to us before or after that time period will not be counted for.
  • The blog post link has to be submitted to us for the donation to be counted.
  • In addition copy and paste the following text in your blog post:

    • Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.
    • Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
    • Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.
    • Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
    • Leave your link at BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section. You can also find the official rules of this better basket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
    • Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).
    • Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.
    Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop for The Children’s Miracle Network

    Thanks to my dear friend Susan for making me aware.

    I am tagging my dear friend Waileng
    and all of you who want to help for this cause.
    Please, let me know if you join and I will add you here.
    I really hope you'll help to make this post count.
    Bless your golden heart.

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    9 appreciated note(s):

    Anonymous said...

    Beautiful story for such a worthy cause :) xoxo

    Susan at Stony River said...

    Oh I'm so glad he came home and is doing well!

    It's amazing how long time can stretch in that NICU - every minute takes forever.

    quilly said...

    After reading your post I gave thanks to God for the health of your son.

    Betsy Banks Adams said...

    You know firsthand, Rosidah, how important the Children's Miracle Network is... What a worthy cause. Thanks for sharing this with us... I'm sure that many people will participate.

    Glad your son is doing GREAT.

    Waileng Tan said...

    Count me in my dear friend! It feels good to know that we can do our bit for charity by blogging (^_^)

    Nessa said...

    i am so glad you were able to bring your son home in health. and i am glad to see everyone doing this post. so easy for such a worthy cause.

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    Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

    Great post Rosidah, glad that your son is well. I've participated as well, our Thom tagged me and asked I post.

    God Bless all the Little Children.

    myletterstoemily said...

    great idea, rosidah!

    our first son was in the nicu
    for two weeks, so i know how
    you felt.


    Unknown said...

    how the machines dwarf the neonatals in the room! I'm glad your son is doing fine after all with the TLC of the staff too.