Megan and Kyle always celebrated the anniversary of Lennon’s discharge from the hospital with a random act of kindness to the doctors and nurses of the hospital’s NICU floor. They don’t take for granted the phenomenal care their children received during their stays. Medical professionals have seen parents in their worst emotional state and sometimes have to be the ones to deliver the bad news that puts them there. Being a medical parent is, by no means, for the faint of heart.
But as Jack’s first birthday approached, in their healing, they felt pulled to do more. With that, Megan dreamt of a simple shirt fundraiser to celebrate Jack’s first birthday. Nothing complicated, just a clear & easy message we all could stand to practice daily. Teaming up with a local metro-Detroit shop, the Siegerts sold over 350 shirts and raised over $5,200 for The Children’s Heart Foundation, which specializes in funding CHD research. Megan & Kyle were blown away and humbled by the participation they received. The experience helped solidify a purpose to them and reinforced that even when our tank is empty, there is always the ability to be empathetic towards others and love more.
Now-a-days, Lennon (5) and Jack (2.5) are thriving. This February is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness month, and in an effort to spread CHD awareness and celebrate all NICU graduates, we have teamed up with the Siegert family to raise funds for The Helen Devos Children’s Hospital. HDVCH is the largest neonatal unit in the state of Michigan and one of the nation’s top 10 largest contiguous neonatal centers.