I wanted to share with everyone the kindness of people and the support we have experienced. As you may have read on our blog our amazing family has supported us from day 1! They have visited at different times and helped out with caring for Noah. Our family and friends are always there to help and listen when we just need to vent :)
Our situation has not only hit us emotionally but financially also. When Noah was born we were in the hospital everyday for 6 weeks. He has been back to hospital a few times since as well. Looking after Noah is very exhausting to say the least and then there's all the hospital trips and appointments for his therapy, that until this point we have had to travel into the city to attend. And then there is all the extra costs associated with his care.
|Trav, Carlee & Narelle at Mt Kosciuszko (Training for Kinabalu)|
Then a few weeks ago we got a message from a lady called Bree. Aaron used to go to school with her many moons ago. She heard about Noah and saw his blog and wanted to help. She set up an auction on Facebook. She is such an angel and worked really hard spreading the cause and keeping the auction page updated. This has been such a positive experience and we have received so many messages of support and offers of help. We just want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts. It means so much to us that people would reach out and help us in a time of need. Help with offering auction items, bidding on items, spreading the word and sharing words of compassion. We will never forget the love we felt from everyone.
|Bree and Her Beautiful Family|
It was so fun to see the "bidding wars" going on and the high spirited banter between bidders. There were such amazing items donated. Including this picture donated by South Brisbane Storm Chases. It was taken the same day Noah was born, which I thought was such a heartfelt inclusion.
I would also like to thank the following businesses/people for their wonderful donations to our auction:
Little Loves Hand Stamped Jewellery & Baby Gifts
Cards and Stuff
Sweetly Scented - Soy Candles & Melts Handmade By Sarah
Sonix Family Entertainment
Sandilira - Holiday Shack Rental
South Brisbane Storm Chasers
Siobhan Johns Photography
$1.00 Donation On Every Item Sold - Every Little Bit Counts
Kakara Soy Candles
Moments To Share
Christina's Bridal Elegance
Tezzas Tagger Scraps
Your Child!! The Movie Star
Belinda's Place - Bargains For Everyone
Tezabears Bedroom Buddys and Window Clings
Brightstar Kids Agent - Emma Joseph
Blaise - Poetic Baby
Fiona & Tania Vanstone
And of course a big, fat, huge, massive, enormous, gigantic thank you to everyone who bid, donated, liked and spread the word about Noah's Ark.