Our son Maxton was diagnosed with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at his 19 week ultrasound. Maxton was born on 3/3/09 at Vanderbilt University. He fought hard for 18 days but earned his wings on 3/21/09. Maxton was an inspiration to many during his brief time on earth and has forever changed our lives. If your child is diagnosed with CDH, please feel free to contact us. Maxton may no longer live here on earth, but he will live forever in our hearts...

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Letters for CDH

Alright, so I said I was going to post this the other day... but didn't. :-) We are mailing letters to the Ellen show on July 15th! I am hoping I get close to 300 letters mailed from the Maxton team! :-) I have some blue envelopes if anyone in Nashville reading this needs some. I already have finished about 100 here, and my mom has some in KY. Please check out this blog for helpful hints. Since several of you have asked- this is what I am putting on my envelope

Every 6 minutes a baby with CDH is born. (sometimes I spelling out CDH,sometimes not)


My son did.

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I am writing all of this on the back of the envelope. If you are mailing some and find this too time consumeing, try to at least put a one liner on the envelope.

I am also writing a short, one page letter to include in my envelopes with maybe a few pictures of Maxton. I plan to finish it this weekend. If you are mailing envelopes and would like to include my letter, let me know, but mailing empty ones is fine too! We just want to flood the mail with blue envelopes!!! :-)

For those who want to help, but don't have/can't find blue envelopes or don't have time to write the out, you can help by donating some stamps if you can afford to.* I know I have asked alot of everyone lately, and if you can't help with this one, I understand! I love you guys and thank you so much for you support. I plan to do numerous things in the near future to help raise CDH awareness and funds, and I understand that peopel can't participate in every one of the events

Thanks guys!

1 comment:

jkwalton427 said...

I ordered blue postcards!! So easy for me to do, and maybe others, who do not have their own CDH story. I will be putting a label to Ellen on one side and a couple of lines on the other (I am still working on what I want to say). Everything will be typed out on shipping labels which will then be stuck on to the postcards. This makes for an easy assembly line! Team Walton, on behalf of Team Maxton, will be sending out 100 postcards!! So excited!! Ashley, please let me know what you think. I want to make sure the postcards are alright with you. :)