Posted on April 4, 2012 on Meriter’s blog
Meriter would like to thank Mikayla’s Grace for their generous donation of NICU care packages and Angel Memory boxes for our NICU families. Mikayla’s Grace was started by Mike and Melissa Terrill and was initially inspired by their second child who was born too soon at 24 weeks, and lived a short 36 hours. The couple also experienced another loss of their son Chase Gabriel at 10 weeks. They hope to expand the mission of Mikayla’s Grace someday to include support for families experiencing early miscarriages.
Mikayla’s Grace is their way of giving back to the community, and keeping their children’s spirits and memories alive, while helping other families. They hope to give comfort and support to parents who find themselves in the stressful situation they were in. Their NICU care packages are intended to help parents create memories of their time in the NICU and make their lives a little easier.
Meriter received 50 NICU care packages including a Preemie Primer book, journal, scrapbook, camera, book, teddy bear, hand lotion, lip balm, and additional information. They also donated 30 Angel Memory bags containing a sympathy card, pamphlets from local bereaved parents, teddy bear, hand/foot molds to make 3D impressions of baby’s hand and feet, special burial gowns with matching hat and booties, knit blanket, special keepsakes, book “Strong and Tender: A guide for Father’s whose Baby has died” and additional resources.
Interested in helping Mikayla’s Grace?Even a small donation can make a difference for the parents they serve. All monetary donations go directly toward providing comfort and support to families with a baby in the NICU and bereaved families who’ve experienced infant loss.
If you would like to support Mikayla’s Grace, visit their website at mikaylasgrace.com.