Last week, I was surfing through my Facebook news feed and saw one of those bone-chilling posts. The kind that stops you in your tracks. The kind that makes you run to your sleeping children to give them an extra snuggle.
While giving birth to a new baby girl just three weeks ago, a woman suffered a rare blood clot in her brain. Although lucky to survive it, she is now blind and has such severe memory loss that she doesn’t even know she’s had her daughter.
Reeling from this tragedy, her husband and young teenage daughter are left to try to figure out how to move forward – visiting Mom in hospital and taking care of this tiny newborn.
It’s moments like these when a community must rally together and help in any way possible. Aside from the pile of baby clothes and toys that I was able to donate, I was so fortunate to be able to deliver six cases of Pampers Swaddlers to this family in need.
Not packages. Six cases of diapers.
That’s HUGE. Thank you, Pampers. Thank you.
Encouraged by Pampers’ generosity, I tweeted to Nestlé in hopes of getting some formula donated as well, considering this new Mom is still in hospital and will be in serious therapy for months to come, breastfeeding is simply not an option for her. Sadly, I heard nothing.
I fundamentally believe that companies want to do good – and not just for their public image. So I’m in search of other companies who will follow Pampers’ generous lead.
Are you out there?
DISCLAIMER: I’m a P&G Mom (#PGmom). I am grateful to be able to make someone’s life even a little bit better as part of my affiliation with this group.