Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More Prayers Please!

I don't want the title of this post to scare anyone. Mia is mostly doing well but she could use some more prayers on her behalf. Her white blood cell count is low which is never a good thing. The Doctors are going to try reducing her immune suppressant drugs to see if that makes a difference, which hopefully it will. Having a low white blood cell count can increase her vulnerability to more infections and they can also even lead to the growth of cancers, neither of which is desirable or good. So please keep sweet little Mia in your prayers. On a happy note...she rolled from her tummy to her side and is now a hefty 14lbs! Plus she continues to charm everyone with her smiles!
We love you Mees!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Last Call for winner of Wallet Giveaway!

Cynthia....you are the winner of the wallet giveaway but I need you to contact me soon or we'll have to randomly pick a new winner. Please email me at nali_12@hotmail.com as soon as you can so we can get you your prize! Thanks so much!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Congratulations to Cynthia (47th comment) who is the winner of the wallet giveaway! Please email me at nali_12@hotmail.com with your contact info so we can award you your prize! Thanks to all who entered and helped share Mia's story. Without Stephanie there would be no wallet so a big thanks for her kindness and craftiness!
Don't forget Mia's benefit concert this Saturday, March 14th at 3pm.
see previous post for more info!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Benefit Concert for Mia

I was just informed about another new fundraising opportunity for Mia. Please feel free to come support Mia and her family and if you don't live locally but would like to help please use the paypal donate button in the upper left corner or contact me at nali_12@hotmail.com. I'm not sure who is in charge of putting this on but Thank you. I know the McDonald family have been touched by all the wonderful help and support they have received.
Here's the scoop......
Pierce College Choir Club to host fundraising concert for Baby Mia on March 14 at Pierce College Puyallup.
Baby Mia is adjusting to her new heart, but the medical bills keep coming for the Puyallup infant and her family. To help, Pierce College’s Choir Club is hosting a free, benefit concert for Baby Mia at 3 p.m. March 14 at the College Center, Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. SE.
All donations collected at the concert will go to the McDonald family for Baby Mia’s medical expenses.
Mia was born with a congenital heart defect. She had a heart transplant in November and is now recovering at her Puyallup home. The March 14 benefit concert will feature performances by the Pierce College choir and orchestra. The selections will be fun and child- and family-friendly. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend and to support Baby Mia’s recovery.

Monday, March 2, 2009

New update and new giveaway!

Here is a recent pic of lil' miss sunshine, Mia! I know she has her eyes closed but I still loved the picture so I decided to post it. Plus she kept closing her eyes because my flash was so bright which was kind of funny....and I love the curler in her hair and her heart outfit! Mia continues to do well. There are little hang ups now and then but she is growing and happy. She still struggles on learning to eat and until she has the hang of it the feeding tube will remain. She is off her steroid drug, so one less med is good. Plus the steriod drug suppressed her immune system even more so that's a bonus to be off of that! She continues to bring so much happiness to those around her. So many heart families have never gotten to see their child progress to the point Mia is at and that is truly heartbreaking and our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

So on top of the good news that Mia is continuing to do well the original hostess of the 1st quilt giveaway has come up with another one......

A wallet giveaway!

She graciously crafted this handy wallet to continue to raise support for Mia.

Here's how this gorgeous item can by yours....

for 1 entry: leave a comment on this post

for an additional 5 entries: post about this giveaway and/or Mia on your blog, facebook etc or post the help baby mia button (found at the bottom of this blog) or the giveaway button (found in the left sidebar) and be sure and leave a note with how many entries you get and a way to contact you in your comment! This giveaway will run till midnight on Tuesday, March 10th! Good luck! and of course if you have the means or desire to continue to help Mia financially feel free to click on the paypal link to donate to her trust fund! Mia's journey has been heartwrenching, miraculous, faith building and awe inspiring. Thank you to everyone who continues to be a part of it!