Peek-A-Boo ICU. It really brings home the reality of preemies. 2012 was a very busy year for us here at the Binky Patrol SC and preemies were a huge part of our goal for the year.
While we do many things for kids and young adults of all ages, preemies remain close to our hearts. Our Quilter Angel, Anita Black, made sure we had them covered during the Christmas season with her annual Christmas Preemie Quilt Drive. We delivered over 100 preemie quilts here in Columbia to Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Baptist. Anita delivered about 60 to Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital. We are so very excited to be able to provide items for local NICU's and we hope to continue these deliveries throughout the year - so exciting!!
We also made deliveries to the Dickerson Center in West Columbia, Families Helping Families and we were able to send out bags of binkies to both New Jersey and New York for Hurricane Sandy Victims. We hope to send another batch to them soon.
We have been following a sweet young man, Richard, who is battling an inoperable brain stem tumor. His Mom and twin sister along with older brother have touched our hearts and we keep them close in thoughts and prayers. Please stop by and say hello to them and keep them in your hearts. You can follow Richard at Richard's Journey on FaceBook.
For 2013, we have many projects lined up and we can use all of the help we can muster. We are working on boys items for the Boys Home of the South, scarves and hats for Transitions here in Columbia, preemie hats for the NICUs and so much more. Please email us if you would like to get involved. There is much to do! Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to hear from you. Help us help kids in need! Our small steps to help can make a huge difference in a child's life.