Today’s post is going to be a little bit different. Instead of talking about my life as a mother, I want to invite all of you to consider ways to help other mothers and families. Specifically, I’m talking about Hospital Hospitality House (aka. HHH). What is HHH? HHH is a charitable organization that provides housing to families who can’t afford to stay with their loved ones while they are in the hospital.
I think back to the two weeks I had to leave T in the hospital after I was discharged. It was so hard to leave every day, not knowing when T was going to be able to come home. Luckily, we live close enough to a major area that has good hospitals close by. It only took me 30 minutes to get to my little girl every day. But there are some people who don’t have that available.
There has been a lot of press in the last few years about the cost of healthcare and what it can do to even the every day family who wouldn’t be struggling financially otherwise. I can’t imagine the heartache if you have a child or loved one in the hospital for an extended time, but can’t afford to stay in a hotel and have no family or friends to offer a room. That is where HHH steps in. Not only do they provide lodging, but they provide food and comfort as well.
So how can you help? Well…here’s the cool part! HHH is holding its annual fundraising event, SAVOR, this Saturday, October 2nd. If you are in the Richmond, VA area or can be in the area on Saturday, there are still tickets available for SAVOR After Dark. For $75 per couple you can party with some of the best chefs of our time…including Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman! Seriously, how cool would that be?! I so wish that we could go. Unfortunately, Husband’s school and work prevent us from going out of town to attend the event, and we don’t really have a good option for handling T.
HHH will take any help that can be offered, but you can help out and have a blast at the same time by clicking over here. Because, honestly, I can’t imagine leaving this not knowing when I could come back.
|T in her plastic hospital crib.|