hold me closer

8 Apr

i woke up this morning to twitter all atwitter about a beautiful baby girl named

madeline alice spohr.

she was 17 months old.

with delicate hands.

she died at the hospital last night after being taken in with a horrible cough this weekend. she was born premature and had struggled with her health recently.

but this?

this was unexpected.

i have no words for heather and mike that will help them. i have no condolences for anyone in this unfathomable place.

because i’ve not been there. i feel like anything i say is hollow and without meaning, although my heart is breaking for them and i wish to the stars that i could do something to help.

heather had just become a spokesmom for the march of dimes and i’ll be donating this morning for maddiemoo.

while both of their sites have been suspended due to the overwhelming support that the internet is showing for them, you can access the m.o.d. for now. i urge you to show them support as well.

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One Response to “hold me closer”

  1. Heather B April 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    OMG! WTF? I don’t understand how something like that happens? A terrible cough that leads to death? I cannot imagine the pain the family feels, I would be devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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