Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Harley is in Heaven

Sweet Harley is now in Heaven. While my heart is joyous that she is in such a wonderful place and in no more pain, it is also breaking for her parents, Katie and Cameron, that they had to lose such a precious daughter. I never wanted them to have to experience losing a child.

Harley was diagnosed with Alpers Syndrome. She fought this disease since March and so many were praying for her. She touched the lives of so many people along the way. You can read her entire journey on her CaringBridge page. Many of us moms, including myself, know Katie and Harley through Cafemom by the January 2008 babies groups.

There is a balloon release scheduled for Saturday, August 29 at 1pm CST. It doesn't matter where you are or what you are doing. At that moment on Saturday we are all going to release a purple balloon for Harley. Below is a tag you can attach to the purple balloon. Take a picture of the balloon release and email the picture with the subject 'balloon release' to Ivy at sissygurl_02@yahoo.com. A collage of pictures of Harley and the balloon release will be created for Katie and Cameron by Amber.

Photo created by and courtesy of Emily Johnson.

Thank you to anyone who donated money towards Harley's shadowbox. All the money was raised and that is so wonderful!

It has been placed on my heart to help and I would like to hold a raffle to raise money for expenses, both medical and funeral. Harley was in the hospital for many months and those bills can add up quickly. Now her parents will have to face funeral expenses too. I know I can only help just a little but at least it is something. So what I am raffling off is a Coach purse. It is a light pink color.


Each raffle entry is $1. You can either place the entries separately or buy all at one time. All money will go straight to my PayPal and at the end of the raffle I will be giving all money to Katie. The ChipIn ends September 4th and the winner of the purse will be announced the next day. I hope you will help me help Harley's family!

16 comments:

Emily Johnson said...

As soon as Daniel gets home and I can get my grubby hands on his wallet, I'm going to donate. And thanks for the link back in the tag, though it didn't have to be that big or elaborate.

You always have the best raffles.

Tim said...

What a great idea to help this family.

They are in our prayers.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Melissa A. said...

I will be donating to this cause. My heart goes out to the family

April said...

Hugs to Harley's family and all who cared for her. It is so nice that you and many others are helping her family where you can. Sweet baby girl...

Nickel Pickle said...

So sorry to hear this...I will donate now.

Just Breathe said...

Very sad news. Do I donate to your
Carleigh fund? Would you like a handkerchief sent. email me her full name and address.
dpucci9972@gmail.com

Mary Ellen said...

My heartbreaks for this family right now. I will be praying and donating

Just Breathe said...

Holly, I made a donation but do not want to be put into the raffle.

croleyc69 said...

I am praying & going to donate & My kids & I are going to do the balloon release on Saturday. All of this is a great idea. What a nice idea Holly for the raffle. HUGS & PRAYERS
Caroline

My Very Own Angel said...

My Heart is so broken right now. I'm praying and just about to hit the donate button once i'm done with this, thank you Holly for being such a good friend to this family

Veronica said...

Holly, I'll be praying for your friend and her family. I can't even imagine what they're going through. You are so kind to help out and I'm sure all you're doing is very much appreciated.

MommyIvy said...

Thank you so much Holly. Katie will definitely appreciate this. I almost have all the money raised to send her some flowers.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Oh, Holly...my heart is aching with you for this precious family. What a beautiful little girl. They will be in my prayers...and we will be donating to your chip-in.

Love and prayers for you and for this family...

Mindy said...

My heart is grieving so bad for Katie and Camron. She is such a great mommy to Harley. She was staying so positive (in her writings). Harley is so beautiful. I just picture her up there playing with Carleigh!

Cadeemom

Anonymous said...

Thanks Holly for doing this for Katie & Cameron.

bobbi318 (cafemom)

Kristin said...

What a beautiful heart you have Holly to help out. I donated some to her chip in. I'm sure the money will be such a blessing to them.

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