A few days ago I sent out an email to my mailing list informing them that I will soon be offering my services as a naturopath to support mothers through pregnancy, birth preparation and the post-natal months. I was busy celebrating my baby’s first birthday and feeling my heart swell with love and gratitude for my family when I received a response to this email from a lovely lady called Rosie telling me of a mum that needs some support. Upon further investigation and several back and forths with Rosie, I found myself compelled to help as best as I possibly could.
Rosie has been trying to help out a family during a very difficult time. She has made up a flyer and is distributing it on her own. Rosie has only just gotten her first computer and has no social media connections and is unaware of how powerful social media can be in lifting people up and supporting them through times such as these.
I want to show Jane, the mum that Rosie is helping that she is not alone.
I have had 2 children in and out of hospital for every couple of months for nearly 2 years. Every time we ended up in hospital, I felt so lucky that I was only going to be there for a week at the most. I knew that my children would have surgery and come home and be OK. I had the support of a loving partner and a dear friend and still I found it a terrifying ordeal. I know that many mothers know the pain and stress of having a child chronically ill and in hospital. I know that there are many people out there that can empathise with this situation and if they knew about it, would like to help.
Please read the flyer below that Rosie has put together. Read Jasmine’s story.
If you feel moved to do so, here are some things that you can do to Help a Heart and support a mum.
- Make a small donation- Anything, no matter how small will be appreciated. I’m not going to bother with a paypal widget because I want all funds raised going straight to the mother that needs it rather than paypal getting a cut. You’ll find donation details on the flyer below.
- Help me spread the word. If you have a blog, please consider blogging about this as I have. Tweet about this or post about it on facebook. For anyone more social media savvy than me- I welcome help, suggestions and advice on how to spread the word.
- Leave a comment of support below. I’ll compile them and send them in card to Jasmine’s mum while they are in hospital. There is huge power in just knowing that people care and if that’s all that comes out of me writing this post, then I’ll consider it time well spent.