cont...Ways to help!!!

Please read the prior post first. Many of those who commented gave us a good idea on setting up a button for those to give donations. The button is over to the right on the toolbar, just click donate.

Thank you to those of you have already helped us so generously.

God Bless,

The Freemans :)

121 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well if every subscriber donates $5-$10 (which even the poorest of us can pull out of a hat somewhere!!!) sometime over the next few weeks then you would have over $1500....
so I promise a minimum of $5 this weekend (after payday *wink*)
Who's next? even $1 helps!!!
We are all so thankful to know the Freemans and thankful for the way they have touched our lives, lets return the love :o)

Rebecca

The Mannix Clan said...

I will also be donating this weekend (after collecting some checks tomorrow). I wanted to donate before but didn't know if you needed/wanted help. We have had extended stays in the hospital before with our little ones and that is tough enough and then when you get home there are bills and makes it even worse.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers daily.

The Mannix Clan

Jennifer said...

I can't believe this wonderful news about Kayleigh. It has made me feel so happy for you both and your family. I agree that if we all donate a little it will make a big difference. I will tell my friends and family as well :)

gloryrevealed said...

We were able to take our sweet Zephaniah home on Tuesday - the same day you found out Kayleigh might not make it more than a few hours or days. I cannot imagine how you are feeling. I know how much your love your daughter and how your hearts must be breaking. I'm encouraged to read that there is still hope that she will survive, but remember that she will live. Whether here or in heaven. God is good and he loves her and he is using her life for his glory - which is all any of us can hope for. I know that God has something in store for you and Aimee and that he will provide for your family. I have followed Kayleigh's story through a pregnancy complicated by preterm labor and then my son's 1 month stay in the NICU. I don't get it at all why nearly 6 months later why...but I do believe God is good. I will be praying for your family!

Sharon Ward (Hesperia, CA) said...

I donated what I could to help this family since I feel they are so deserving. I think of little Kayleigh several times a day. This blog is the first site I visit in the morning, and the last I visit before going to bed at night. I think of her all the time and hoping for a miracle to pull her through this.

e photography said...

Kayleigh's Mommy and Daddy-
Hi! My name is Erin and I am a neonatal intensive care unit nurse in san diego, california. I work at university of california, san diego in a level 3 NICU. I just spent my entire break reading your whole blog, looking at pictures, and feeling your love for each other and for your baby girl. You so eloquently explain the technical terms that are very hard to explain to a lot of families. I am sure you and your family have become like family to the NICU there in Charlotte and always remember that you are as important to them as they are to you! I will share your blog with all of the nurses i work with and i will also let some families who are struggling with you see what you have done to share kayleigh's story! you are in my heart and on my mind- hang in there! xo

Jekuthiel~Content-in-Christ said...

I found your blog through MckMama today! I have a 10yr brother who was born 3mo premature, and twin sisters who only made it to 27.5wks gestation after fighting with TRAP Syndrome (Twin-Reversed Arterial Perfusion Syndrome). My prayers are with you during this time! Stay close to the only ONE who can meet all your needs. ;-)
I just sent you a donation!
Jessica ;-)

Tam said...

Hi Adam and Aimee,

Keep up the Faith! I always believe that Kayleigh will overcome this and a miracle will happen. She is a fighter and will not let go, and she will be your Savior and help save you and make your life better.

I will pray for your whole family. Oh, do you have a business address that we can send a check to, if we don't want to sign up for a Paypal account? I used to have a Paypal account, but I cancelled it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story with us everyday! It is interesting to be able to hear about another micropreemie's case, since in the NICU, they do not share other baby's information case with us. (And that enables me to learn/understand a little bit more about what my micropreemie in the hospital is going through.)

Is there anyway you can share your story with the other TV talk shows out there, like the Oprah Winfrey show, Ellen show, TLC show, etc.? Or, even newspapers and magazines (like Time, Newsweek, Parents magazine, etc.)?

Lisa said...

I am praying for sweet Kayleigh and your entire family daily and I have tried to spread the prayer chain to everyone I know. Hope our donation helps a little. Hang in there guys and keep your faith strong!
I haven't ever met you guys - but Aimee and I have emailed each other. I LOVE Kayleigh and by loving her - i love your whole family. Thank you so much for opening up your family and Kayleigh's story to all of us that she has touched.
As a critical care nurse of 12 years - It ain't over... till God says so!!! (Don't forget this and don't give up). I have seen more miracles over the years than I can share. Thank you for renewing my faith in God. And thank you for updating all of us daily during this incredibly difficult time. That act alone shows such true selflessness - the rest of us should take note.

Lisa and Martin Mirra

Kim said...

Freemans family,

Hello. I found your story through a preemie group that I joined through facebook. Your story is truly amazing...although it has been a struggle from the start Kayleigh has already ovecome so much! She is so strong and I think that comes directly from the both of you with all your love and involvement. I had 28 weeker twin boys and I know how both sides of the story end. Travis was able to come home after 98 days in NICU and many complications along the way, but my sweet little Myles passed away when he was just 37 days old.
The rollercoaster ride that you guys are on is horrific, one minute you're up and the next you're down. We experienced alot of the "the good news is...., but the bad news is..." There never seemed to be just the good without a catch. I sympathize and my heart aches for you and your family but I also seen your pictures and you look so loving and supportive and are managing to still have a sense of humour!
I want to say that the two of you are strong, but I always hated it when people said that to me. I felt that I wasn't strong, inside I was falling to pieces. It was all the love, innocence, and strength from my boys that made me keep going! And some days I was just simply coping and trying to make it through another day that I had no control over!
Kayleigh is so tough and sweet and has already overcome all the odds and I feel she will keep doing that. Preemies seem to knock on heavens door everyday, I think they need all the prayers from up there and down here.
Although I am new to your site I have it on all the time to see any updates and progress. I pray for you all day, everyday in hopes that Kayleigh will someday be in her own bed at home.
I love the way you have recorded and charted her progress and set backs every step of the way. I think this will be a way of healing and assurance to look back on later knowing that you and Kayleigh fought through this experience together as a team!
I will send your site to family and friends because I remember the cost of living(I'm in Canada so medical was covered) but living expenses alone were tough to manage.
Stay positive, say "I love you" everyday and keep supporting one another. Pray, pray, pray.....its working and thay are being answered!

Anonymous said...

Like someone said earlier in this post, Kayleigh has touch me so much, she is the first thing I think about in the morning and the last at night. I can completely understand your struggle financially, especially right before Christmas!! I will donate right now! Any little bit helps!! Even though we don't know you, we feel like we do and Kayleigh and your entire family holds a special place in our hearts. We are all praying for little Kayleigh AND your entire family!!

Lisa, Kennedy and Addy in Michigan

Sarah said...

I agree with one of the other posters... waht about getting Kayleigh's story out there on Ellen D's show, or Oprah Winfrey. What a way to spread the news and get some more help! Still praying for a Christmas miracle. I'm going to talk to my husband about donating when he gets home from the barn. Love you guys! Give Kalyeigh some love from us here in Northern NY!

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Francesca said...

Hello Freeman family,
I have been following your story for months now, even though we've never met I feel like I know you and are part of the family. I was devastated when I read your last couple of posts...and this morning I find myself praying more than ever, and cheering little Kayleigh Ann on like I've never done before! Every time I read your blog I am reminded of what's important, stress melts away and I hug my baby tighter and I love my husband more. I made a small donation this morning, but my prayers of strength, courage, healing have always and will always continue to come your way!!!
Love, Francesca.

ecu1995 said...

I am wishing for a true Christmas Miracle for little Kayleigh and your family....

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Natasha. I'm from Southern Indiana and heard about your story from little Ana. You and your family have been in my prayers and have helped me realize how blessed I truly am. Children are a wonderful blessing, and God has a destiny for each one He sends to us. I am praying that Kayleigh will grow up to fulfill her destiny and will be used to bring many people to Christ.
Hebrews 10:35-36
"Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that he has promised."
Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

I will absolutely help you out because your faith and Kayleigh's brave battle have helped me out more then you can imagine!
With Love from Southern NH

Anonymous said...

Adam,
I was wondering if you have a PO Box or an address that I can send a check directly to you. Thanks.
With Love from Southern NH
msrakiey@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Praying for sweet Kayleigh and the entire family. I am glad you added the link to donate, I just made my donation. God always provides just have faith.
Melissa

iluvmy3girls said...

I will be sending a donation later today but I have a website you might want to look into.

http://www.wishuponahero.com/

Anonymous said...

I have never made a post to you before, but I have been following your story religiously. Came across your site though another preemie Morgan Kate born in August in Columbia, SC. People ask me, What have you been reading lately? My response is nothing, I can't stay away from your updates. I feel you are my friends. With that said, I have been praying very hard for Kayleigh and your family. She is one tough cookie. I hope my contribution helps.

Michelle F.
Elloree, SC

Trish said...

Hi Adam & Aimee,
We were in this same situation last Christmas when our twin boys were in the NICU. Financially and emotionally - this was hard on us. I know that every little bit will help. I made a small donation this week and hopefully end of next week I cam do so again. Your guys' strengnth(sp..lol) is encouraging. I know more than anything it is also hard to ask for help. But that is why we are all on this earth - to help each other when we are needing it the most.
We hope Kayleigh continues to improve. You guys are in my thoughts allll day long.
Love,
The Gilliams

Julie said...

I don't know if anyone else has recommended it, but you may be qualified for some help through DHS (Department of Human Services).

Praising God for a little good news!

Jennifer said...

I just wanted to say that I am praying for Kayleigh. Sweet baby girl..I say a Rosary for her everyday. I also pray to our Lord and Savior, Jesus and to our Father God...but I also pray to Mary. I know that Jesus never refuses a request from his mother. Who better to ask for help than to Mary, a mother herself who watched her child die? I know that Kayleigh will be given the miracle that she so deserves. Faith, hope and trust. Just breathe. God bless you all.

Valerie said...

I am so happy to see that your little Kayleigh is doing better this morning. I will be sending your family my prayers. She is usually the pray on my lips as I fall asleep at night.

I pray that all the angels that helped my little ones (I have twins that were born 13 wks early) are surrounding your family at this time.

God bless you from my miracles to yours.
~Valerie

Anonymous said...

I found out about Kayleigh about a week ago and not a day goes by that I do not think and pray for her throughout the day! I believe in the power of prayer...and I am believing God for a miracle! As others have mentioned, I don't know Kayleigh or the family but she has touched our hearts!
Praying for you in New Braunfels, Texas

Melissa G said...

Last night, I sat on the floor with my 4 month old and my 19th month old, held their little hands and prayed for Kayleigh. I am amazed at your beautiful daughter's strength and courage and pray that God gives her strength to keep fighting and pull through this. I know that God is watching over your family. You will remain in our prayers.

Carole said...

I have $50 from profits of my Tupperware sales. Its all yours! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I was hoping to get an address as well. We've let our paypal account dwindle and don't think we can use it anymore. But, I'll gladly send you a check.

We're continually praying for Kayleigh and your entire family.

Aimee Gillespie
sarhfamily@sbcglobal.net

Katie Anderson said...

Try calling your local Christian Radio Station and see if they would do a Radio-a-thon, tell them Kayleigh's story and see if they would help you raise some money to help get the bills caught-up. Also, I will start trying to raise some money over here in Minnesota for you. It is worth a try. We are all here for you, and know how important this is. YOu can't loose everthing, as you try to keep your little girl alive.

Katie, Steve, George & Sideny.

Katie Anderson said...

I pledge $50.00, who will match me?

Katie, Steve, George & Sidney

Anonymous said...

SO glad to hear that things are a little better this morning! Your sweet Kayleigh and your family has touched our lives more that you will ever know!

Praying for you in Chamberlain, SD.

I matched Katie's $50.00, who will match me??

Anonymous said...

For those asking about Oprah and Eleen... I have talked with Adam about this and he did say they were trying to get Kayleighs story out there(to Oprah or who ever will listen) too... I told him I would email Oprah repeatedly, eventually she has to listen right??? hehehe so maybe if 100 of us email her on a regular basis begging her to please please take notice of this amazing story then maybe she will... So who's up for an email a day to Oprah, Ellen, the today show, early show and whatever other ones we can think of...?

Rebecca

Katie Anderson said...

WHat is her email address? I will email her

Katie, Steve, George & Sidney

The Watson Family said...

I hope that our little donation can help. We have been following Kayleigh's story since the Babycenter days. Our son Johnny and Kayleigh had the same due date. I have started praying again. She has helped me turn back to God and I am so grateful to her and your family for that.

Hugs,

Nicole, John, Hannah, Ashley and Johnny Watson

The Woollard Family said...

I've sent out an email to everyone that I know! I've also posted in many groups on cafemom and facebook asking for help! I hope the emails that I have sent y'all with information helps out!

...keep praying...

Heather, Joseph, & Bailey Alyse Woollard

Wetumpka, Alabama

Anonymous said...

I just email Oprah thru oprah.com. I also did the same with ellen through her website... Ellen had a show us your amazing photo - so I sent the one with Adams ring as Kayleighs bracelet along with the link to the blog and a little background on the story. And I told her I was going to send an amazing photo of Kayleigh everyday :)

Rebecca

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

I hope that our donation helps you and your family. I would love to be able to give more, but at this time I would like to post your blog on ours to hopefully give you a little more help...I hope you do not mind.

I have not visited in a little while and was shocked to read what is going on. I am so sorry. I know the fears you are going through and the anxiety. Never feel bad for posting your family's struggles, it helps you when you get your thoughts out there and it helps us help you. I also know how hard it is to be "seperated" from your other babies. It is so very hard, especially when they are too young to understand. You are right, they will understand that the love you have for Kayleigh is the same you have for them. I will continue to pray for your family.

Again, I am so sorry that you all are having to go through all of this right now. It is the hardest thing anyone has to go through...the feeling of helplessness and the thoughts of losing your precious baby. If you guys need anything, especially moral support from a family who has gone through this please contact us...www.kadenboeckman.blogspot.com

My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

The Boeckman's
Nate, Amy, Kaden and angel Ava

Pennie said...

Count me in too. I will send a donation. Next week will be "pay week." Sorry it can't be sooner, but it'll get there.

Haven't bought the first Christmas gift yet because money is tight, but can't think of a better way to start my shopping than with a cause such as this. This is the real meaning of CHRISTmas!

Love,
Pennie

Giselle Cormack said...

Hello Freeman Family. My name is Giselle from Wheeling, WV. I want to tell you that I pray for you and Kayleigh often. Your story is new to me. It was shared on the BBC board. My heart goes out to you. I made my donation, I am so sorry I couldn't do more but I hope this small gift helps you.

Anonymous said...

I made a little donation, I am sorry it isn't much. Sending many thoughts & pryaers your way!

Laurie D. & family (Chicago, IL)

Katie Anderson said...

I have contacted Childrens Miracle Network and a few other Corportaions that I thought might have some more ideas on where to find some help. I have posted on Face Book asking everyone to tune in and donate to help you out. I am emailing people and will do my best for you. I will give everything I can and I will be here for you.

Love Always,

Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson said...

I have contacted Childrens Miracle Network and a few other Corportaions that I thought might have some more ideas on where to find some help. I have posted on Face Book asking everyone to tune in and donate to help you out. I am emailing people and will do my best for you. I will give everything I can and I will be here for you.

Love Always,

Katie Anderson

Anonymous said...

I"LL MATCH $50.....

God has blessed me this Christmas season with my second child, 3 months old. I am donating $50 in loving memory of my first child, Davenport, born
11-1-04 at 21 weeks, stillborn.

Praise God for all the miracles HE has already provided. We can only pray that HE continues to bestow many more on this INCREDIBLE family.

My thoughts and prayers are always with you.

Elizabeth

Boston MA

Amber said...

Everyone on this blog is so awesome and what a way to show God how all of mankind can pull together for such a great cause and help this amazing family out. This shows just how truly amazing Adam, Aimee, Brandon, Allyson, and especially baby Kayleigh are to everyone and how God provides for those that give to others. I am rejoicing in another day that baby Kayleigh has to spend with her family and her extended family on this blog. God's purpose for Kayleigh is being seen everyday and what continues to be seen as God performs yet another MIRACLE here on Earth. I will be happy to email Oprah, Ellen, Dr. Phil whoever will listen + will ask others for donations to help out this worthy cause. I also run a part-time business with Advocare and half my earnings each week will go to this wonderful family. Thanks be to God for everyone pulling together to pray, help out, and provide words of encouragement to one of His families. Thank you Lord for continuing to heal Kayleigh and keeping her fighting spirit and faith alive in all of us as we continue to deligently pray and lift her up to you.

In Christ,
Amber Hoberg
amberkoepp@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Kayleigh! I have made a donation in memory of our son Jayce who was born still at 30 wks 5 day. I know our angel is watching over you!

God Bless you little one!

Brittani, NH said...

Hello,
I just emailed my local radio station to see if we can help out as much as we can!!
If I can get an email address that would be awesome!
Im going to try to contact my local news also...

Im going to try my best!

Anonymous said...

?????HELP WITH PAY PAL....

I don't have a pay pal acct...and I have never used it before....is it easy to set up? Will the $ definitly get to the Freeman Family?

Elizabeth

elizabethwilson78@yahoo.com

Jekuthiel~Content-in-Christ said...

Regarding using the Donate Button!
YOU DON'T HAVE TO SIGN UP WITH PAYPAL TO DONATE!!!
Signing up with PayPal is optional, but not required! ;-) Just send funds using a credit or debit card.
Also, if you've had PayPal in the past and you get the screen to log in... In the bottom left corner you will see "Don't have a PayPal account?" and then pictures of credit cards. Click on the "Continue" link and fill out the credit card info to send in your donation. Just make sure you use a credit card that wasn't linked to your PayPal account and a different email address! If you need a temporary email address you can always set one up at Gmail.com
Hope that helps everyone!!!
Jessica ;-)

Jekuthiel~Content-in-Christ said...

You don't have to sign up with PayPal. Just don't fill out the username/password at the end to save your info!
YES, the money will get to the Freeman's INSTANTLY, and they will be able to use it immediately!!
I LOVE PayPal!!!
Jessica ;-)

Anonymous said...

JESSICA--THANK YOU!!!!

Isn't it amazing how we all--complete strangers--are joining together to help this family and Kayleigh!! IT FILLS MY HEART WITH INCREDIBLE JOY!!!

Elizabeth

Boston MA

Jennifer in NM said...

Aimee and Adam

I will donate later today as my hubby has my debit card on him, it won't be too much but it will be something. I wish that I could do $50. Maybe I can pull a trick out of my hat.

My daughter came to me the other day and asked me "Mommy what does Joy mean?" And I said what do you think it means? And she said "J means Jesus O means others and Y menans yourself." She told me I had to run my life in that way always Jesus first then Others then myself. I was so stricken by that.

I am happy to see that Kayleigh has had a turn around. I have 3 crucifixes on my living room wall, which have been blessed, and I actually prayed to those last night and all day yesterday.

With much love and prayers,

Jenn

Lisa said...

Hi Guys- I also am struggling financially but was able to give a small donation- I hope it helps! I figured I had to give something back to you guys who have given me SO much! Still praying hard for yet another miracle for sweet Kayleigh!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

I have been following your story since the beginning. I have an August 08 baby and was on BBC. My husband and I have been so touched and we hope our donation helps in some small way. Thank you for sharing, so eloquently, little Kayleigh's story.

Amber said...

Just wanted to share a bible verse that was in my daily readings today and I am glad that you posted your needs and that everyone has come together and has been able to help.

Psalms 55:22

Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall

This verse is truly what you are righteous in His eyes so together with God we will not let you fall.

Katie Anderson said...

Heavenly Father we thank you for all of the people who througth their generosity will help this family, we all know that Jesus is the reason for this season and we all thank you for the miracles which you are performing in this families life. Help our efforts to reach far and wide, help those who can help to do so, may the funds be used to help this family in need and may You be honord and glorified in all that we do and say. Bless the gifts that are given and help Adam and Aimee to know that we are all here to help and to know that they are loved as they are doing your will. Father we know that you are the great provider and we know that you can help even in this need Lord.

Amen

wiebke said...

I just sent you $ via paypal-- I hope it helps. I'm keeping everything crossed for Kayleigh and think of her all the time. more prayers coming your way!

Anonymous said...

I must be helpless!!! I just joined pay pal and have my acct all set up and verified with my banking info. I am trying to send $. It says that I need to wait 2-3 business days as I need to verify two deposits into my bank acct. What does this mean? I have never used pay pal before and I know that there is no-one depositing money into my bank acct through pay pal. Am I doing something wrong here?

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Would it be possible to send a personal check to your business address listed on the Team Freeman website? I don't have a PayPal account, but if a check via snail mail doesn't work, then I'll try the suggestions the PP mentioned (and I promise my check won't bounce :) )

Still praying, Cathy

Jekuthiel~Content-in-Christ said...

Elizabeth,
If you signed up with PayPal, they will be sending two small deposits to your bank account to verify it. So, if you're trying to send a donation from your bank, that may be why you won't be able to send it until you verify the deposits.
I do believe that you could use a credit card and make a payment RIGHT NOW with out having to wait for your bank deposits to be verified!
Jessica ;-)

Courtney said...

I don't know if you have ever read this poem before but i had found it on the internet by Jill Fantina when my son was in the hospital. He was 8 weeks premee and is almost 2 now! So I'd like to share it with you. I hope it comes out right on this page, the first letter of each line will read OUR PREMATURE ANGEL when you read it from top to bottom. Here goes:

Our little wisp of happiness. our little budding rose.

Unbelievable you are from your head to tiny toes.

Rocking you so gently for our love we can't conceal.

Perfect in most every way, you almost can't seem real.

Running just ahead of schedual, being oh so small.

Excited that you came so soon, though you suprised us all.

Maybe you came early, but too soon you couldn't be.

As we were waiting with our arms wide open lovingly.

To hold you, is to have a bit of heaven in our arms.

Until you came we just anticipated tiny, little charms.

Realtity of having you to love and hug and kiss.

Envelopes us in puffy clouds of talcum powder bliss.

A little cherub soft and sweet, so special in each way.

Now we'll fondly watch you grow and gain new stength each day.

Giving all our deepest love to you from heart to heart.

Embrassing you with bleesings for a firm and stable start.

Little one whom god has sent in smaller version now. Just wait a couple of years and watch the mirror whistle "Wow".

Aimee Alabaster, dreamerisme25@hotmail.com said...

Merry Christmas Freeman Family!! We just sent you $200 - its not as much as we wanted but the best we can do right now - hope it helps make your Christmas a little brighter and eases a small bit of your financial burden - all our love and prayers and wishes
~ Aimee, Ben and wee Olivia (our heart baby) Alabaster

Angela De Benedetto - Fioresi said...

Just a suggestion for those having problems with Paypal. There is a link on the blog page to buy bracelets. I bought ten bracelets and then sent a quick email to not send the bracelets but consider this a gift to help defer expenses. That uses google checkout and you can use a credit card without having to sign up and wait for small deposits.

Let's get the ball rolling. Every little bit helps! And of those of use who can't spare an extra expense, I'm sure the family will appreciate prayers.

We've all seen that prayer works wonders!

Angela De Benedetto - Fioresi said...

I meant those of "us" not those of use (gee, I sound like a character from the movie "Goodfellas"

Angela De Benedetto - Fioresi said...

Oh my God! I am sitting here with chills and tears in my eyes. What terrific people read this blog!

On the news, we rarely hear of such an outpouring of generosity to help strangers.

This just proves to me that there are wonderful people in this world.

I've made my donation and I have an auction running on eBay where full proceeds will be donated to the Freeman family.

I've also posted a link to this blog on my blog and asked my readers to buy one less gift this year and instead make a small contribution to the Freeman's. They have enough to worry about and shouldn't have to worry about losing their home and/or vehicle.

Witnessing the outpouring of love from strangers has made my Christmas.

Angela

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jessica! I did try to use a credit card first but it said it wouldn't accept it as a form of payment. This is when they asked for my banking info. It did mention verifying the 2 deposits, but said it would take 2-3 business days. Who ever thought it would be so hard to give $$$ away!!!I would love for the $ to get to them before Christmas, so I am going to use Angela's idea of buying bracelets and asking them not to send them. Thats a GREAT IDEA ANGELA!

Thanks again SO MUCH!

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Not only has this blog helped renew a faith in God for me but also to renew my faith in mankind. Its amazing what we can accomplish when we come together. Last night at my Hubbys work christmas party a wife of a coworker mentioned having 3 huge tubs of beenie babies she could care less about!!! Im gonna see if I can get my hands on them, then sell them with all the money going to the Freemans... Im hatching another idea as well, Ill tell ya all about it once I have it ironed out :o) GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Thank YOU for giving us all a chance to help out more!

Karen
cincymomof4
Cincinnati

CHATTY CATHY 1975 said...

I just sent $100 - my 4 little girls will not miss out on "one more present each"...

I CHALLENGE ANYONE that is ABLE to - to do the same. Come on - we've ALL spent $100 on MUCH MUCH worse things!!!

Think about this - many of us can go out for dinner/drinks - and a movie... and think nothing or think little of spending $100.

Lets help them!!!!

WE ALL LOVE YOU KAYLEIGH!!!

Anonymous said...

There is a supplemental Social Security income for families of very premature babies. Families are urged to contact their local Social Security office as soon as their babies are born if they weigh under 1,200 grams (2.6 pounds) at birth. It seems there is a Supplemental Social Security Income that is available to families ($466.00 per child, per month) to help with the overwhelming costs associated with such early births. During the time of hospitalization there is no consideration of parent’s income or resources. Later, when the babies come home, family income is taken into consideration for further help if it is needed, but there is often additional help available. It is rare for hospital social workers to alert families to this benefit, and it is not retroactive. SSA should be called immediately following the birth of your premature babies. For more information about the SSI Program and children call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213, Mon-Fri 7:00am—7:00pm. The best times to call are early in the morning, late in the afternoon, late in the week and towards the end of the month. Or you can contact your local SSA office. Ask for the leaflet entitled: Social Security and SSI for Children with Disabilities.

CHATTY CATHY 1975 said...

I would like to start something...

I just donated an additional $25.

This money is for the dress Kayleigh will wear to her first birthday party.

What will you give - and what is it for??

I believe in my heart that Kayleigh will be here on June 23rd of 2009. In God all things are possible.

Lets all get as many people to donate today as we can - and list what they'd like it to be for!

It will be FUN - AND.... will help this amazing family!!

Anonymous said...

I just decided to use my credit card instead so don't worry about the address. I was just thinking that if I donated by check directly then you would get the full amount whereas with a credit card there is a % taken out.
$100 more to help!!!!

It is blowing me away how amazing people are!
With love from Southern NH

Anonymous said...

I am a mother of three and your story made me hug my children. My husband and I have been praying for your family and I have passed on your story to several friends and family members and asked them to join us in helping you. We will do whatever it takes to relieve the financial pressure that your feeling as you struggle to save your daughters lives. We are Praying hard and strong - LIVESTRONG!

-The Paquettes

Anonymous said...

Hello Aimee, Adam, and Kayleigh

I havent been following your blog for long, I just recently found it. But I wanted to say your family is in my prayers, Kayleigh is a little fighter and this is only making her stronger. You have an awesome family, and great friends. Whatever comes out of this, know that you, Aimee, and the medical staff and drs. have done everything they possibly can, so please dont ever feel that you didnt give it enough because you most certaintly did. I wish you the best!.. God Bless Kayleigh Anne.

I will be making a donation, Im so glad I could help!

Alicia, Audrina (my 4month old) and Aaron. From Boston, MA.

Anonymous said...

Cathy....Great idea! I have already pledge to donate $50....I can't seem to get pay pal to work and I tried to order bracelets and tell them not to send them (so they'll get to keep the $50) but I am having problems with the google acct. I emailed Adam asking if I can send a check or $ order to their real estate address...

I will pledge another $25 as well! Kayleigh could use it to buy her Mommy a Mother's Day gift for May 2009! Daddy will have to take her shopping, though!

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to add some info on the SSI social security checks.( we get them for our twins). While the baby is in the hospital, they will give you just $30 a month. After the baby comes home, that ammount jumps up (in Jan 09) to $674. How much you receive each month depends on your income. I know $30 a month doesnt seem like much, but every bit helps. :)

Anonymous said...

UNTIL 10pm TONIGHT (when I finally crash into bed LOL) - I will MATCH any donation made on here.

I've been in the same situation as Aimee & Adam - 8 years ago... and my tiny 1 lb 6 oz preemie is now 8 1/2 years old and PERFECT in every possible way!!! I was faced with having to say GOODBYE TO HER too at one point after already having been in the hospital for 2+ months. She was a little fighter!!

My heart aches for this family -

I'm donating ANOTHER $25 to help with Kayleighs lunch money when she enters kindergarten!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for Kayleigh in Texas. $25.00 donated for Kayleigh's first dance lesson.

Anonymous said...

Adam and Aimee,

Even though money is tight for us this year, I sent in $50. God has always provided for us, and He promises that whatever we give unto others it will be returned in multitude to us. Seeing everyone's generosity on these comments has MADE this Christmas for me. Whatever happens with Kayleigh is in God's hands (right where she belongs) but it feels so wonderful to HELP you in a tangible way!

We love you, and we love Kayleigh!
Merry Christmas, and thank you so much for sharing your precious daughter with us!

The Infranco family
Raleigh, NC

Anonymous said...

Kayleigh, you are in our prayers! I donated $10 today. I will continue to pray that God will strengthen you and heal you completely!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add $20 dollars here -- I am just so excited and happy for the Freemans that everyone is pitching in to help them -- praying is the best thing we can do, but it feels so good to be able to donate something too!

GOD WILL PROVIDE! Just wait and see!

Karen
cincymomof4

THE SPIVEY"S said...

I am a friend of Heather and Travis Callahan. They were at Baptist Hospital with their little girl Morgan Kate. She told me about your story with your little girl. I wanted to send a thought and a prayer out to your family. You have a strong little girl. You are in my family's thoughts and prayers.

The Watsons said...

I am truely amazed by the generousity of others. We give $10.00 towards her amazing 1st birthday cake!

Trish said...

Anonymous matching donor till 10 PM tonight - YOU ARE AWESOME! Way To BE! People like you make my holidays!

Anonymous said...

Blaine donated 10$, he would have donated more but that's all his little 3 month old piggy bank could hold, and these days he has more money than mommy and daddy!

Anonymous said...

Looking under my sofa cushions for spare change...$2.74

Going to a resale shop to sell some jeans that no longer fit...$9.70

Skipping take-out pizza and eating up leftovers...$15.95

Being able to help a deserving family continue to glorify God...PRICELESS!

$28.39 will be coming your way (I'll round up to $30.00)

Put it toward Kayleigh's college tuition (Ohio State has some great programs. Go Bucks, LOL!)

Still praying in Ohio!

In Christ, Cathy

Katie Anderson said...

I just donated 100.00 tword Kayleigh's new wardrobe for Kindergarden.

Britni said...

I wish I could give more, but I'm not working right now either. I had my daughter 9 weeks ago so I donated the money I was going to use to buy her a Christmas present. It is her first lesson in giving to others, which I think is a better gift than any material object. I hope this helps,we will continue praying..

Stacy said...

I just started following your story... I saw a posting on inspire.com. I was reading through your blogs and something in particular caught my eye. Aimmee's GRAVES disease. I also had Grave's disease when I was pregnant and, in turn, my daughter contracted Grave's disease. She was born prematurely with severe pulmonary hypertension. Please make sure that Kayleigh is or has been tested as well... they treated my daughter's grave's disease and when that resolved, her pulmonary hypertension went away. She had pulmonary pressures in the 100's. You can contact me at stushrn2@yahoo.com for any further questions. Your family is in my prayers. Never give up. Miracles happen... my daughter was not expected to survive... she is now 16 months old and a normal baby. These little babies are so unbelievably strong.

Amber said...

I give $50.00 to help fund her bright future in 2009 and pay for some of her first birthday party. Aubrey (my 13 month old) gives $20.00 from his piggy bank for his new friend Kayleigh.

Amber Hoberg

Anonymous said...

Everyone on here has made my Christmas a lot brighter this year. Life is good, people are good, and God is great!

lisapooh98 said...

I donated $50 from my little boy, Colin. He has a crush on Kayleigh...see 11/14/08 post. We envision the money going to help pay bills and take just a few ounces from the enormous weight that rests on the shoulders of Aimee and Adam this Christmas season.

Kristin said...

I saw that someone commented about possibly sharing your story with TV...I just wanted to let you know that I emailed Ellen and Oprah about your family...here's hoping they read my emails!!!

Cindy in NC said...

I just came across your blog today and have spent hours reading Kayleigh's story. I have tears running down my checks.I will be praying for your family and have donated a small amount. My heart has been blessed by your faith and hope, Kayleigh's fighting and by the love shown by those who read your blog.

Anonymous said...

I am just amazed at the goodwill of men, 'Tis the season, and Kayleigh's the reason!
I pledged $25 to buy a big firework for her first birthday party...they're legal in NC right? ;)
Prayers are free, and Nicky just reminded me to do our nightly Kayleigh prayer! Eager to hear some more good news, Leslie in CT

Anonymous said...

Adam and Aimee,

I have been following your story since we saw a link off of the joye's website. We are fellow elevators and we donated $100 to use as you see fit. We are praying daily for your family.

The Hollands.

E said...

I wanted y'all to know that tonight when I went to check out your blog to look for updates (probably the 10th time today), my 9 year old and 12 year old both came to my side to see. BOTH had gone to school, told their teachers, and BOTH of their teachers stopped class and prayed right there with the whole class for Kayleigh!!! Praise God for Christian Teachers at Christian Schools!!!

Spreading the word in Seguin, TX.

All our love,

Erica

Amber said...

You all are so awesome. Like another blogger said to the one matching our bids you are awesome and CHRIST is the reason for the Season. Thanks be to God for his miracle workers on Earth.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog yesterday and immediatly started praying for your little girl. While saying nighttime prayers with my 2 year old I told him a little bit about Kayleigh (as much as a 2 year old can understand) and we prayed together for her. Tonight when we were saying our prayers my son remembered Kayleigh and wanted to pray for her again tonight. Please know that we will continue to pray for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea...even though we are all going through hard times...nothing is more precious than life. I will let all of my co-workers know about the donations. If I win the lotto :) I will donate more!! Best wishes
Kathy

Karen in West Babylon New York said...

I just left the following message on Ellen's email page - and I plan to do the same to Oprah and to Tyra Banks and anyone else that I can think of and find online - Hoping that somehow I can make a difference to the Freeman family - still praying for a miracle!!!

My daughter recently gave birth to my grandson 7 weeks premature - we knew the baby would possibly be born early - so I started reading stories of preemies to prepare for what to expect with my grandson (my daughter is living with me and now so is my grandson) I came across a blog for a baby named Kayleigh Ann Freeman - http://www.kayleighannefreeman.blogspot.com/
and have been reading their blog every day - Kayleigh was born on June 23, 2008 at 24 weeks after Drs' told her parents she would never be born alive - she has had so many struggles and has almost died so many times, right now she is struggling to survive another problem and Adam, the dad, has been writing a daily blog of his daughter's life, and right now they are struggling to make ends meet - they own a real estate company and with all the problems with the baby - they are possibly going to lose their home and their car - they have two other children but obviously have had to spend almost all their time the past 5 1/2 months with Kayleigh in the hospital - the story is amazing because there are so many followers of this blog that pray for this baby every day now - and she truly is a miracle - when she was born her father's wedding ring was way too big to fit around her wrist - just now at 5 months old she just passed the 5 pound mark! Many of the regular readers of the blog have decided to help the family by donating to them through their blog and also trying to help them get some national attention to get more people to help them pray for a miracle for Kayleigh and also to help them overcome their financial struggles - I truly believe this is a story that Ellen could help and the viewers would fall in love with this family the way all the readers of the blog have! Adam has a way of writing the blog that makes you feel as if you know this family and this baby - he plans to write a book about Kayleigh's birth as well - If there is anything you can do - please check out their website - look at the pictures and read their story - even if you can't do anything on the show - it will give you chills and make you believe in miracles!! Thank you for reading my email to you - I love Ellen!!!

Anonymous said...

ANONYMOUS MATCHING DONOR--catching you before 10 PM!!

I'll raise my pledge from $75 to $125.....
This would equal $250 for the Freemans!!

It will buy Kayleigh LOTS of diapers when she comes home and daddy gets to change the stinkiest of diapers that he has talked about!!

Praise GOD for everyone's generosity and kindness. We are all learning an incredible lesson!

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

WOW fellow Kayleigh bloggers!!!!I am sitting here in AWE of what is happening. I just emailed the Ellen show too! I keep running to the computer looking for Adam's update for this evening! I am so happy that they are getting so much financial support that they deserve and need.

Grow Kayleigh Grow and keep getting stronger! I have so much faith that she will go home with mommy and daddy!

Karen
cincymomof4

Anonymous said...

I wrote to Oprah about Kayleigh....
maybe something will come of it?

Anonymous said...

Karen in West Babylon, NY:

I copied some of your summary that you sent to Ellen and also sent a request to Oprah. I hope you don't mind! You summarized it so well and I did tell them that I copied and pasted from a fellow Kayleigh follower! I did send a request to Ellen as well but with my own words! Let's all bombard Ellen and Oprah with requests!

Anonymous said...

I came across this blog last night and after reading it I wnet to bed and held my husband tight and cried and I prayed for Kayleigh. I know how it feels to be in the NICU I was there this time last year with a premmie baby who is now tomorrow turning ! years of age.......All I can say is PRAY PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. I know I am doing my part. I am so touched and amazed of all of the finacial support being poured out. This is what put's the CHRIST in Christmas!

Erica said...

As money isn't all to great for us right now I will try everything else to help! I to wrote into Oprah and Ellen!! Freemans you are an amazing family!! God Bless you Kayleigh and the Freemans!!!

Erica
Mommy to 2 boys
1 who was a 31 weeker

caryn said...

I gave what I could. I just read your post on our facebook page, I can't wait for your update tonight it sound like its good news.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!!! You guys rock!!! I think Oprah and Ellen got at least a half a dozen emails each today from us!!! I told Ellen to look for email #2 tomorrow!!! I posted to her under amazing pictures and used the main blog pic with Adams ring on Kayleighs wrist... now I have to decide which picture to send her tomorrow... Anyone have a favorite?
I feel like my beginning $5 is lame now! :( I will do more next month once things settle down for us, they will need it then as well :o)
My heart is filled with the true Christmas spirit... I am just as excited to check the comments now as I am to check for an update!!!
Hugs all the way around!!!!

Rebecca

Connie said...

I just donated $50.00. My son was born the same exact day as Kayleigh. On his 1st birthday, we will celebrate Kayleighs too. We'll ne on N.C that day too...on vacation!

My whole family has been checking on you guys all day! God Bless You all! We are PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING for you!!

caryn said...

I emailed all the shows also. I'm guessing they may be on a break for the holidays, I'll email them again after the holiday also.

Amber said...

I will email until my computer dies to all the shows in America about this family. They are amazing and CHRIST is working through them and all the supporters as we continue to grow in our faith and cheer baby Kayleigh to victory. God is so amazing because I was sitting here tonight thinking how I could get extra money to donate to this wonderful cause and then my husband walks in with a $200.00 rebate check. Freeman's it is all yours. My son is learning what Christmas is all about (not about the presents under the tree but about Jesus birth and all the greatness that comes with knowing and walking in faith with him). My son is also learning the gift of giving and we started a Christmas tradition this year which is to give to others by donating to local charities in our community and church. This has truly been my Christmas present this year it does not matter what I get it will never top this present. Kayleigh is an amazing girl and I hope my family gets to meet the Freeman family one day. My faith has been renewed, my family has been saved, and my life is leading a different path as we speak. I was also in a store today and wanted a sign from God that Kayleigh was going to be okay so I stopped in the store and said a silent prayer and He responded in this way:

I walked by a little plaque that read: Every yesterday is a memory of happiness and every tomorrow is a vision of hope.

I then came across another little plaque that read: Be still and know that I am God. Trust and have faith in me.

God is good and Kayleigh is a miracle, THANKS be to God for everything he does.

Amber Hoberg

Kristin said...

I couldn't give much, but just donated $25. I'm so touched by what everyone is doing! This is amazing! It's so great that everyone's emailing Oprah & Ellen...I emailed them before it was mentioned here in the comments because my mom mentioned how cool that would be. Then, within hours of me writing them, everyone started to write about doing that here! We're all working together so well in getting this little miracle's story out there! I'll continue emailing them!

Anonymous said...

I'm just going to round up to $1000 rather than just match everyone - MERRY CHRISTMAS FREEMANS!!!!!

Having never met you or your family - you have embedded yourselves so deeply in my heart!!!


Cathy

Katie Anderson said...

Cathy,

What a wonderful person you are. I wish we had the money to do the same. God will truly bless you, for helping the Freeman's in this way. You truly are one with an amazing heart. We all thank you for doing what we wish we could do ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Katie - and everyone else -

I'm no different than any of you. This is the first year in my 33 years on earth that I've been blessed to the point to not have to worry about money. God has blessed our new business and our family and our health this past year. He's led us to find and purchase our dream home -

One year ago - we has just a few hundred dollars in our bank account. We lived paycheck to paycheck -

8 years ago, I too sat in the NICU for months and months - and had such an amazing outcome with my daughter.

I'm giving to them what I can afford - which is what all of you have done. I'm NO different. AND - TO BE HONEST... I had a blast doing it.

I watched the show "Secret Millionaire" last week - and told Brandt that THAT is my new goal in life... to be able to help people like they do.

Whats "interesting" is that if 250 people gave $25 a month - that is just over $6,000 a month. Which is VERY much an amount a family of 5 could live on. Something to think about.. imagine if 250 people did that once a month for the next 6 months... this family would have nothing financially to worry about!!!

~ Cathy

Anonymous said...

Katie - and everyone else -

I'm no different than any of you. This is the first year in my 33 years on earth that I've been blessed to the point to not have to worry about money. God has blessed our new business and our family and our health this past year. He's led us to find and purchase our dream home -

One year ago - we has just a few hundred dollars in our bank account. We lived paycheck to paycheck -

8 years ago, I too sat in the NICU for months and months - and had such an amazing outcome with my daughter.

I'm giving to them what I can afford - which is what all of you have done. I'm NO different. AND - TO BE HONEST... I had a blast doing it.

I watched the show "Secret Millionaire" last week - and told Brandt that THAT is my new goal in life... to be able to help people like they do.

Whats "interesting" is that if 250 people gave $25 a month - that is just over $6,000 a month. Which is VERY much an amount a family of 5 could live on. Something to think about.. imagine if 250 people did that once a month for the next 6 months... this family would have nothing financially to worry about!!!

~ Cathy

Katie Anderson said...

I promise to give $50.00 per month, that is what I can afford and I pray that others can help as best as they can. If we can all do this, the Freeman's can pay their bills and they won't loose their home and car. We all love them very much and want only the best for them. Sidney and George my 2 little preemies 1 is 2 and 1 is now 5 months can wait a while for a college fund to start. Our Lord and Savior promises to provide, and sometimes that is through others that can give.

Katie

Anonymous said...

Cathy! You are truly an inspiration! Thank You for the wonderful example!
- Trish

Anonymous said...

CATHY--I had stopped checking the comments here and had just been keeping up with the latest post's comments. I believe that many people aren't checking here anymore, but rather the newest post. Someone left a comment at the newest post about your idea--maybe you can post what you wrote there, as I am sure MANY will follow your lead. I KNOW I WILL!!!

Elizabeth