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Hi Nancy,
We receive some of your amazing quilts through our Ronald McDonald House at Parkville to share with our special families here at the Ronald McDonald Family Room Wodonga. We support families with babies in the Special Care Nursery. Rebecca and Sarah, pictured below with me, are one of our extra special families who have spent several months in Melbourne before coming back to us for possible a couple more months before going home. Today after a long chat with Rebecca about all the adventures she was planning for her and Sarah I gave them Quilt number 2776. Rebecca was very touched by the generosity of strangers who have made this beautiful quilt, and insisted we take a pic and send it to you today. Little Sarah is now over 80 days old, but still very small and unable to feed independently.  Rebecca describes her as “full term on the outside, premmie on the inside”, with some major health hurdles still to go.
Thank you for the donation of these quilts. They bring a lot of joy to our families at what can be a very difficult time.
Warm regards
Karen Trenchard

Program Coordinator
Ronald McDonald Family Room Wodonga

Hi Nancy,

We have recently been at Ronald McDonald house in Parkville whilst our little boy was in NICU at RCH with meningitis. He was born at 28 weeks gestation so he has spent a long time in hospital since birth and this was somewhere we never wanted to be again with him. However we were lucky enough be able to take him home for a few weeks before unfortunately he became unwell. 

This was another terrifying time for us all but we were so grateful to have been blessed with the accomodation so close to our little boy. While we were staying here we were gifted the most touching and beautiful quilt (IQ 3072). It was such a lovely gesture and amazing that someone has taken so much time to make this incredible quilt as an act of kindness to a total stranger. We will cherish this forever and share this story with out little boy Spencer when he is older to teach him the importance of kindness, selflessness and compassion for others-truly invaluable lessons.

I have attached a few photos of Spencer and his gorgeous quilt. 
Please pass on our many many thanks and appreciation to your quilters and wish them lots of happiness and best wishes. Good karma is heading their way. 
Thank you so very much for providing such a wonderful service to many people experiencing challenging time. 
We are eternally grateful.

Take care and many thanks,
Ben, Miriam and Spencer Stannard

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Good morning,

I wish to say thank you so much to the kind person/people who made this lovely quilt (IQ 2925).

My daughter was born at 26+2 weeks, weighing 529g and spent nearly 4 months in the NICU. We later flew to Melbourne where she had surgery to close a hole in her heart.
We stayed at the Ronald McDonald house there, not knowing whether or not we'd be back home for Christmas, and it was very special to be given this quilt and told that it was ours to keep!

We ended up flying home on Christmas Eve!
I've attached a photo of my daughter a year ago, just after her surgery and now today.

Wishing you a very good Christmas and joyful new year!

Thank you again,
Rosanna and Shara

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Hello my name is Khrystal

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely quilt you made. We really appreciate your time and effort. Ellie loves it.

So very kind of you and your team to take the time to make the quilts and give them away.

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Hi Nancy,

As you know we took 30 of the quilts to the last sibling camp in January and offered it to the kids. They loved them, especially the girls. It was something special for them. We have also been taking them into the hospital when we visit the kids, in particular the little ones. In the past we have "boredom buster bags" but as the years have gone by we haven't had much luck in getting items donated for this, so we don't always have something to take the kids to cheer them up. The quilts have provided us that and the kids and parents love them. We've also given them to a few adults, who have had a particularly difficult year and their own health has gone downhill. I wish you could see the joy that these quilts bring to people. It makes them and me feel so special and makes us remember there are special people out there, who really do care about them.

I'm going to send a quilt out to a sibling in Mildura as I missed seeing them in hospital. She is 10 years old and had two younger sibling with CF who have been in and out of hospital a few times this year and one of them was very sick and they were at the hospital for almost a month earlier this year. For the majority of this time she stayed at home with her dad and grandma. This was very hard being away from her mum and her brother and sister. Her mum emailed me last week and mentioned that she has become a bit flat and depressed recently. I think a little gift in the mail will pick up her spirits. We are also hoping for her to attend the siblings camp next year.

Please thank all the ladies who help make the quilts - they are just beautiful. And a huge THANKS to you for your support and hard work. Thanks also for always thinking of us.

Monica Lay
Children's Co-Ordinator
Cystic Fibrosis Victoria - Southbank

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