I've been reading a blog called The Spohrs are Multiplying for about a year now. I found it thru another blog and was just taken in by the story of Heather and Mike and their little girl Maddie. Maddie was born prematurely, wasn't expected to live, and proved them all wrong. She turned a year old last fall. I followed their battles with RSV, her hospitalizations, her triumphs. I loved the photos they posted as Maddie has the best smile.
Maddie had been in the hospital for the last two days with more breathing issues. I woke this morning to tweets on Twitter that she had passed away and I just burst into tears. I cannot imagine losing a child. My heart breaks for Heather and Mike and their families. I cannot fathom what they're going through.
So please, if you can do anything today, hugs your kids a little tighter. And then go here to Maddie's March of Dimes page and donate (or to my widget in the sidebar).