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Preemie Purple Heart Necklace
Preemie Purple Heart Necklaces are available for $25 plus tax and shipping. The glass heart is transparent with light and dark purple stripes. Under the glass heart is a tear shaped silver drop. Each heart is unique, there are not two hearts that look the same. Your purchase includes a keepsake box, the Preemie Purple Heart story, and $10 support Preemies Today.
The Preemie Purple Heart Story …the special heart for babies born too soon
One day a child was born, too early, too small but loved as much as any child could be. As the parents of this child entered this journey they found themselves feeling alone. They had the joys of being new parents but the fear of losing their child, the thrill of giving birth, the grief of a lost dream. This was supposed to be a joyous time, not a time filled with grief, anger and pain. Little did these parents know they were not alone.
The Preemie Purple Heart is born of an idea borrowed from the US army, a medal given for being wounded in battle. What bigger battle is there than the battle for life and the wounds of premature birth live on with the infant and family forever. The colour was once reserved for royalty, making it special and gender neutral. The heart is not a solid colour and the stripes in each heart are a little different, just as every child and every journey is a little different, but the basic design is the same just like the basic experience is the same. The heart is made of glass - it is strong but not so strong it could withstand a crushing blow. The premature child is strong but not invincible. It is a heart because the heart is our centre, it's every beat renews life and hope, it symbolizes love. At the bottom of the Preemie Purple Heart is a teardrop, it is symbolic of the tears shed during the journey of a premature family, good and bad, joy and sorrow.
The Preemie Purple Heart is an outward sign of unity among a special group of people. A group that knows no country, language, economic, ethnic or religious bounds. A group with one common goal: hope for the future of premature children. This group includes not only parents and children but also siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nurses, doctors, clergy and friends. This group shares a bond beyond words, a bond only the heart knows. The Heart can be with you when you feel alone, remind you there are hundreds of others who keep you in their hearts. It can give you a chance to share your story.
Author: Renea Ericson, PreemiePurpleHeart.com
Used with permission.
Preemies Today Pewter Ornament
Support Preemies Today with your purchase of a two dimensional solid pewter ornament for $20 plus tax, and shipping. One side is the Preemies Today logo, the other is our tagline "When today's miracle meets tomorrow's journey". It's a great gift for your favorite NICU nurse, yourself or others that have supported your family. You can even hang it year round. Proceeds directly benefit Preemies Today programs. Each ornament comes with a silver hang cord and a red holiday envelope.
Little Fighter Onesies
Support all the little fighters out there with this adorable onesie available from BabyFightGear. Available in blue or pink and newborn or preemie size for $18 + s/h. 100% of profits from this design go to Preemies Today. Orders are placed and shipped directly through BabyFightGear.