Cuddle Cots for Angels

$4,860 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 99 people in 48 months
On May 8th 2015 my wife Megan delivered our beautiful twin babies. Sophia Marie came first at 4:04 in the morning with a heart beat and breathing and her beautiful brother Jack Alexander was born at 4:07 in the morning without a heartbeat. Our beautiful babies became Beautiful Angels. They are gone but never forgotten, loved always and forever. At the hospital where we delivered our twins they had what is called a cuddle cot. A family that lost their child a few years ago donated this in memory of their precious angel baby. Megan and I were so grateful to have one of these available for us to use. We were able to hold our babies and memorize every single one of their features. We were able to hold their little hands and feet and give them a million kisses. Having a cuddle cot available also allowed for family members to meet and hold them and also to have pictures taken to cherish forever. None of this would have been possible without this equipment. Shortly after our beautiful angels were born Megan was rushed to the OR due to complications and if it weren't for the cuddle cot she may not have ever had the chance to hold our beautiful twins Jack and Sophia. The cuddle cot itself is like a bassinet but has a device that is able to keep the temperature at around 47-48 degrees. Without this they would be transported off of the floor shortly after delivery and you would not have enough time with your babies. To be able to keep our babies with us the whole admission made things easier during this heartbreaking and devastating time. We could not imagine not being able to spend this precious time with our babies. Therefore, since so many hospitals local and country wide do not have cuddle cots we are doing fundraisers and taking donations to be able to donate cuddle cots to hospitals that are without them in memory of our babies Jack Alexander and Sophia Marie. That way families that go through what we have gone through will be able to share those same experiences and have that chance to make unforgettable memories. So for those of you who are supporting this cause in memory of our beautiful angels, Megan and I couldn't be more appreciative.

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The first one donated to Chambersburg Hospital.
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Here are pictures of all 3 Cuddle Cots that have been donated so far.
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Thank you all for the donations and sharing our story. We were blessed to have been able to donate two more Cuddle Cots to Summit Health on August 12th after receiving donations from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waynesboro.

Please continue to share our story and/or donate. Anything helps. We will be donating another Cuddle Cot next month to a hospital in Altoona, PA. Our mission is to donate to as many hospitals as possible to continue to give families the gift of time. Thank you all for your support. This really means a lot to our family
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Katelyn Neely
46 months ago

I've lost two boys exactly a year apart. It's always hard loosing children. Harrisburg is where I delivered both boys and in May 2015 they had the machine to use but they didn't know how to work it. You're doing an amazing thing!!

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Kathleen Morton-Pollard
47 months ago

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet babies. I had 2 baby boys born sleeping on 2 different occasions. One was in 1998 and one in 2004. I wish this would have been available for me. My husband and I were not ready for our babies to go to the morgue when they did

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Amy Burger
47 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss of your 2 precious babies. I am so glad they had this cuddle cot so you could spend sometime with your babies. I lost my first child Jared David July 13 2010 at 23 weeks due to a cord accident. I really wish they would have had this cot when we went through our loss.. we got to spend a very short amount of time (about an hour) with him and it was definitely not enough. I am so proud of what you are doing for these other local hospitals so other mothers and families can spend the time you truly need to spend with these precious angels.

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Jenny Divver
41 months ago
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42 months ago
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Melanie Sokol
43 months ago
JC
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Jessica Carpenter
44 months ago

This is from my unit SIMCU at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

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Anonymous
46 months ago
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Robin and Jeff Kling
46 months ago

In memory of our sweet baby boy Jordan who we didn't get enough time with

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Laurie Chadwick
46 months ago

It's so wonderful to be able to extend the time families can be with their sleeping angels. Hopefully every hospital will have one available. So very sorry for your loss.

Katelyn Neely
46 months ago

I've lost two boys exactly a year apart. It's always hard loosing children. Harrisburg is where I delivered both boys and in May 2015 they had the machine to use but they didn't know how to work it. You're doing an amazing thing!!

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Kathleen Morton-Pollard
47 months ago

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet babies. I had 2 baby boys born sleeping on 2 different occasions. One was in 1998 and one in 2004. I wish this would have been available for me. My husband and I were not ready for our babies to go to the morgue when they did

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Amy Burger
47 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss of your 2 precious babies. I am so glad they had this cuddle cot so you could spend sometime with your babies. I lost my first child Jared David July 13 2010 at 23 weeks due to a cord accident. I really wish they would have had this cot when we went through our loss.. we got to spend a very short amount of time (about an hour) with him and it was definitely not enough. I am so proud of what you are doing for these other local hospitals so other mothers and families can spend the time you truly need to spend with these precious angels.

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