Monday, June 15, 2009

My Mary Kay for Maddie

Many of you have probably heard the story of Maddie. Madeline Spohr was born to Mike and Heather 11 weeks early and demonstrated what a fighter she was from the get-go. She was a beautiful, inspiring little girl with an infectious smile that left the world unexpectedly on April 7, 2009.

I never met Maddie or her parents, but I became hooked on the blog that told her of her adventures and her parents witty tweets. I don't know her family in person, but I know this: No one should ever have to deal with the heartache of losing a child. No one. EVER. I can't imagine the pain and devastation that her parents are feeling. I look at my beautiful little boy, and I know I want to do something to help honor Madeline, and to help premature babies and their parents. I want to help raise money for March of Dimes, her favorite charity, in honor of sweet Maddie.

You may recall that I mentioned I started to sell Mary Kay. With the help and support of my family, friends, and community, I have successfully started my business. And it is giving me the means to help a bigger cause.

Starting today, June 15 until July 15, all profits from my Mary Kay business will be donated to March of Dimes in Maddie's name. ALL of it. Whether it's $1 or $1000. Let's help MOD help other families from experiencing this heartache. Let's help inspire the way Maddie did throughout her life.

So if you need skincare products or make-up, if you use Mary Kay or know anyone that does...now is the time to buy. You can order through my website. There are tons of promotions and new products out for summer, and every order in the US will get free shipping. Any purchase will be tax-deuctible and I will send a donation receipt with orders. I won't keep any of your information in my customer base unless you ask me too, and I won't profit at all. IT IS ALL FOR MADDIE.

I wish there was more I could do, that any one could do. I wish more than anything, that this tragedy never happened to these loving parents, and that somehow, someway I could make their pain and heartache go away.



(Note: The donation to March of Dimes in honor of Maddie is only taking place from my personal business, as far as I know. This is not a Mary Kay company wide event/donation period. But wouldn't it be great if it was?! :) )

10 comments:

Krystal said...

This is such a great thing you are doing! I to have been touched by the Spores!

Listen Up, MoFos! said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Just wonderful!

suitablegirl said...

What a kind, generous and thoughtful act. I hope you raise thousands of dollars for Maddie.

A said...

Perfect. How awesome.

uncomplicateme said...

Aww, you rock!

I feel all famous for knowing you now. :) Well "knowing" you I mean. ;o)

ExtraordinaryMommy said...

That is amazing! Such a wonderful person - what a beautiful, generous gesture.

Aimee said...

I too was moved by her story! What a fantastic-giving thing to do, especially during these times when every penny counts in each of our households. It is funny how when you are all of a sudden put in the new category of being a Mom, our heart strings pull harder for all other Mom's and their babies. Forever changed it sure makes us better people doesn't it?
Cheers to you for being so giving!

Heather said...

How very kind of you!

Grady Chronicles said...

I am in tears. How wonderful of you. I am going to link your post from my facebook- not sure if it will help, but you never know!

jhchoate said...

What a wonderful thing..I placed my order in honor of Maddie....