Maddox Churchill's Journal
Written Oct 4, 2013 8:04pmIm sorry for any confusion, the toys do need to be new toys for this drive. What I meant was that they don't have to be expensive, fancy things, toys can vary from all sizes suited for all ages. Unfortunately disease doesn't discriminate from age/gender, so EVERYTHING is needed. If anyone wants to donate used toys I would be happy to find a home for them, I'm going to contact places such as Children's Inn or Childrens Care to see if they could use them in there play areas. Thank you all.
Written Oct 3, 2013 7:37pmYesterday marked 7 months since Maddox passed away. Still seems so unreal. I posted on my facebook page but thought I would post here as well. Normally I don't enter drawings, let alone win anything from them if I do enter. But somehow, someway, on the 7 month anniversary of Maddox's passing I received a letter in the mail telling me that I won tickets to something. You'll never believe what the tickets were for.... Elmo Live. Anyone that knew our Maddox knew just how much he loved Elmo. While I don't normally believe in "signs" I 100% believe Maddox sent me those tickets. It felt good to know that he was watching out for us and he recognized that yesterday was going to be a hard day. I also wanted to update that the toy drive is still happening and we haven't had a great response yet. I'm a little dissapointed as I know Maddox has touched MANY lives. Please, please stop by Elegant Mommy, Once Upon a Child, or contact me to donate toys for this toy drive. Let's help brighten the days of other children who are suffering while also raising awareness for the dreaded disease that took Maddox's life. My # is 605-496-1658 I am happy to pick up toys ANYWHERE in Sioux Falls. These toys don't have to be anything fancy, these kids would love anything! Please, please help!
Written Sep 26, 2013 11:24amThe teddy bear/ toy drive has officially begun and I would like to wrap it up by October 13th so toys can be delivered October 15th, the 1 year anniversary of when Maddox was admitted to the PICU. We are collecting new toys or teddy bears to go to the children at the hospital. It only takes a little to brighten these kids days up. I'm really hoping we can collect a ton of toys in honor of Maddox, show all of us how much he means! There is also a website to donate financially too.. omslife.org. This organization is looking for a cure for OMS, and I know anyone reading this certainly wishes that could happen. The drop off sites for toys in Sioux Falls are Elegant Mommy, Once Upon a Child, and to me. I am happy to collect anywhere in Sioux Falls as well. Thank you all.