Saturday, February 13, 2010

Holiday Gift Drive for the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center NICU 2010

In 2008, we spent the holidays at the Alta Bates NICU with our beautiful boy Loki Sky. We were surrounded by the love of our family, friends and wonderful primary nurses. Regardless, those days were beyond challenging.

In 2009, we were able to handout 56 gift bags, approximately $1200 in gift cards for those in economically difficult circumstances, and 5 massage certificates at the Alta Bates NICU. We were only able to this with an incredible number of very generous donations from many people. We celebrated the Holidays as we had never done before.

We are still inspired!! In 2010 we want to do it again. Our goal is to collect enough money to buy a gift for each baby at the Alta Bates NICU. We still have time, but one can never start too early. We need your help!

If you wish to support a family in the NICU during the holidays in 2010, you can donate via Paypal. Note that you do not need a Paypal account, only a credit card:

Or, please send a check to K. Sprenger, 405 Eastview Dr., Bedford, IN 47421. In the memo please write Loki Sky Holiday Gift Drive and Fund.

We honor and thank everyone who contributes. Please let us if you do not wish to be publicly acknowledged.


About Loki Sky

Loki Sky is a special little man. He was a very early micropreemie, weighing only 610 grams (1 lb, 5 oz) after 24 weeks, 3 days gestation, born to an American Father and a Dutch Mother in Berkeley, California on October 18, 2008.

On January 11, 2009, while still in the hospital NICU, his one kidney stopped working. It was repaired after three surgeries. After spending time in three hospitals in three cities, Loki came home on February 17. He struggled with eating, and then stopped in July, leading to 8 days in the hospital, a failure-to-thrive diagnosis, and a NG feeding tube. On October 10, a minor surgery installed a G feeding tube. Another procedure replaced it with a new one, and then again with a Mic-Key button in Jan. 2010.

In August 2010, he and his parents moved to the Netherlands.

Read about his first name.
Read & hear about his middle name.
See photos.
See videos.

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Loki's Holiday Gift Drive

Please consider donating to Loki's Holiday Gift Drive for the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center NICU. You can donate by Paypal or credit card here:

Click here for more information, including how to pay by check. For all posts on the Gift Drive, click here.