“Project Mindful Mama is a dream come true; I hope we can help families while being mindful of their needs and the hardships they are currently facing.”
Official fundraising will begin February 18th through February 28th of 2017. Care packages will be delivered March of 2017 (date to be determined).
Due to meeting our goal of 50 care packages in February of 2016 we will be expanding next years goal to 100 bags. The donations will be at 2 local Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Central Dupage Hospital of Winfield, IL and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, IL.
I’ve ended up in the pediatric ICU too many times to count. My late son Patryk suffered many unexplained health issues, and spent countless days and nights in the hospital, in his short life of five years. Recently I ended up back in the hospital with my sweet and shy three year old, Maxwell, who abruptly began having seizures in April of 2015. When in the hospital my son would not allow me to leave his bedside most days, baby wipes became mine and my sons way of showering or to wash my face before bed. I also wished I had a way to provide a small gift or distraction, but with no time to even shower, a trip to the store wouldn’t be possible. The DreamWorks Movie HOME hopefully will provide some comic relief with a heartfelt message. Every item we choose for this bag is very mindful of the entire families needs. Please help contribute to this project and help parents who may be going through one of the hardest times of their and their child’s life. As a parent who has been there, it is the most difficult thing seeing your child in pain. Any support means the world to those parents. You can read more about it and find out how to donate here: http://www.whiskingmama.com/project-mindful-mama. Let me know if you would like to help!
Along with Project Mindful Mama I recently started a Facebook group called Mindful Mama’s. We are talking about how to support one another, giving back, random acts of kindness, heartfelt causes and everything about being Mama’s! Please feel free to share, ask questions or add members #MindfulMama