This is a blog for my daughter Scarlett. She was born with a complex congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. She is my little hero.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Jakey's Blankies

This is a picture of a "girl" version of Jakey's Blankies.

This is Scarlett holding her ultra soft minky "Jakey Blankie".

This is another picture of the blaket. One side has soft animal print, and the other side has plush pink flowers.

Jake Alan Dennison 1/21/2009 - 2/9/2011
Born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome [HLHS] 
(the most severe Congenital Heart Defect)

Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of my heartmom friend Liz's son Jake's birthday. He was born January 21, 2009 (one month before Scarlett). He was also born with a severe congenital heart defect (just like Scarlett). Jake fought for his life for 19 days and lost his battle with HLHS on February 9, 2009  [eight days before Scarlett was born].

In Jake's honor and memory, Liz and her family started a heartfelt campaign to leave a legacy for Jake. She and her legion of supporters began to create and sew soft blankets to donate to the babies in the PCTICU of St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix suffering from congenital heart defects and undergoing open heart surgery (sometimes multiple heart surgeries).

Please, if you have a few extra dollars to donate to Liz in honor of Jake for Jakey's Blankies, you can connect to Liz's blog here:  you can also click on "Angel Jake" on the right side of this blog under Heart Friends. Or click on Jake's link under his picture above this paragraph. The campaign only for 19 days.... The 19 days of Jake's life (January 21 - February 9).

Also if you are another heartmom whose CHD baby was the recipient of a Jakey Blankey, please post a picture of your heartbaby with the blanket and post it on your blog and also on facebook. just like I did. Thank you. : )

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful act of sympathy and love that you are showing.There are so many poor babies who die due to various reasons.A little help would mean a lot to them.