Saturday, January 21, 2012

Please help spread the love

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Some of the hardest cards to make are sympathy cards, yet they just might be the cards that are needed the most.  When we are going through a dark time, experiencing one of our most difficult challenges in life, it is always more comforting to have the support of family, friends, and even those we don't know who are willing to share their love and compassion.  I am asking you to do that today.  Please consider taking a moment out of your day to spread some love to a family that is grieving.  

Instead of saying to yourself, "I am not good at making sympathy cards" try saying "I am grateful for all that I have and I would like to share my love."  You can make a blank card and simply write "thinking of you" on the inside, or "I am sorry for your loss."  Please step out of your comfort zone today and create the card that will not only show you that yes, you can do it, but the card that will also be a blessing to others at the same time.  This card will be for the:

I Feel the Love Project: January 2012

In Loving Memory of Olivia Cappelluti
8/2/2011 - 12/21/2011

Jon- Dad, Tommy-Brother, Loreto-Mom, Amanda- Twin Sister, Vicky- Sister

"Olivia Cappelluti was born on Aug. 2, 2011 to parents, Jon and Loreto Lara Cappelluti.  She was a twin, weighing only 2.2 lbs at birth, and,  as a result of unusual developmental patterns, had both heart and lung defects.  Her life expectancy was two weeks.  Defying the odds, Olivia not only lived, she thrived, remaining in the hospital, gaining weight and preparing herself for open-heart surgery.  Two months later, the first surgery was performed and afterwards, this spunky 2-month old was able to be disconnected from all life-support tubes and took nourishment for the first time by mouth!  
October 7, 2011
On Monday, Dec. 19th, at 4 ½ months old, Olivia was taken in for her second open-heart surgery, this one more complicated and risky than the first one.  She was on the operating table for nine hours while surgeons worked diligently to correct her heart defects.  This amazing little fighter survived this ordeal, but her battle wasn’t over.  During the next 24 hours, a blockage developed.  The doctors realized her only hope was yet another surgery.  Wednesday morning, while in the operating room, God called her home…her work here was done.  Heaven had a new little angel that day….we miss her."

Olivia's parents, Jon and Loreto had hoped and prayed that they would be taking Olivia home by Christmas.  God had other plans.  At this time, we need to stand behind this family as they grieve the loss the of their beautiful daughter.  You can help by making a card that says thinking of you, with sympathy, or just a pretty blank card that you can write a nice message in.  Please add your own message inside and where you are from.  This family lives in Santiago, Chile.  We are spreading our love to South America.  Thank you in advance for your support.  This family is grieving and your words will mean a lot to them.

Submit your card/s by January 31st to:

Madison Womack
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA  93423
                                Project #7

 Please share your card with everyone by linking it to my blog before you put it in the mail.  Click HERE to find the photo gallery.


1 comment:

  1. I just found out about your projecto today...the last day. :( I wanted to share what a wonderful idea I think this is and I know the family will be touched by such love. I will keep them in my prayers.



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