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Dear Maddie

maddie-marchDarling little Maddie. You were taken from this world much too soon. I wish I could play with you and cuddle you and know you for the sweet little girl you are. More than that, I wish I could hand you to your mommy and daddy so they could hold you once more and forever.

I cannot imagine the burden of their sorrow at losing you.

Since my wish is not to be granted in this lifetime, I will wish instead that your legacy will be one of hope for other children.

The Spohr family is asking that, in lieu of flowers, we donate to March of Dimes in Maddie’s memory. The March of Dimes works to ensure mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

At Mamanista, we usually donate most of our profits and this month 10% of our site income will go to March of Dimes in Maddie’s memory (in case it is a slow month, we will make the donation at least $100).

You can also walk in Maddie’s memory and turn your site or twitter avatar purple to honor #Maddie.

Maddie, we wish we could give you a longer life in this world, not just for you, but for all your friends and family and admirers.  We hope that as we learn more, fewer families will have to suffer losses like these.  You will live on here on earth in all of our hearts and memories.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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One Response to "Dear Maddie"

  1. […] Besides being a social media bard, CurlyQ Cuties founder, mompreneur Stephanie Estrin, is also donating sales of “Maddie’s Monster“, an adorable and friendly purple monster, to the March of Dimes in memory of Maddie–a cause Mamanista also supports. […]

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