Thursday, November 20, 2008

Abby's book drive, how you can help

You might remember when I attended the funeral of my best friend's child in Dallas.  She died from meningitis.

Now Will and his wife Mary have started a blog in honor of Abby.  The blog gives out information on meningitis and is also the site for a new project.  It is a book drive for the children's hospital at Medical City Dallas Hospital. Here is more in their words:


Abby loved her books. We read to her just about everyday of her life. We still read to her, as we go to the cemetery daily and read stories. While she was in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), we wanted to read books to her, but there were none available. My sister-in-law, Bernice, had to go down to the gift shop and buy some books. This is a children’s hospital and it is unbelievable that there is no children’s library! So I made a few phone calls to Medical City, and they have agreed to let us host a book drive, Dec 1st-15th to collect new children’s books to supply the PICU. Any money raised in memory of Abby will go toward the Child Life Department at Medical City Children's Hospital.
We will mark each book donated in memory of Abigail Kearney. We also setup a wish list for Abigail Kearney on Amazon.com that will allow people to select a book from the registry to ship directly to us. Any monetary donations should be made directly to Medical City Children's Hospital in memory of Abigail Kearney. Alternatively, Will or I will collect checks made out to Medical City and ensure that the money is delivered. All donations are tax-deductible. Links to the wish list and the Medical City Foundation are available to the left. We will post the official flier as soon as it is finalized. READ MORE
Here is the link to Abby's Wish List on Amazon.com if you can help. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here