Pumping for Charlotte
My grandniece, Charlotte Rose suffered a traumatic brain injury at 11 months old. Her miraculous recovery involved the use of pasteurized, banked breastmilk for 6 months.We started a non-profit and raised 20,000 dollars to buy banked milk. http://charlottesmiraclemilk.wordpress.com/
Since June, Charlotte has been fed with donated milk from the mothers in my lactation center. To date these selfless mothers have donated 2,500 oz of their miracle milk – our goal is 4,000 as we plan to feed her until she is at least 2 years old. Charlotte received the milk via cup and GT tube during the night and for naps- 22 oz/day.
|Charlotte & her PEG for feeding|
|My CMM freezer!|
|Fed Ex Tom picking up our CMM delivery!|
Below is the email I sent to our milk donors when I shipped our first box of CMM!
Dear CMM Pumping Brigade!I was overwhelmed with gratitude this morning when I looked at my large freezer full of breastmilk for Charlotte. Brought to tears by your generosity and kindness, I packed our first box of miracle milk - 155 oz! So far we have collected 836 oz!!!
There are no words to "express" what this will mean to the life of our little girl, Charlotte Rose. I have attached a recent picture of her (now 16 mo) exactly 6 months from the date of her injury-Her astonishing recovery could never have happened without human breastmilk.
I so appreciate that there is much more than milk in the bags and bottles that you drop off- its liquid love, dedication, commitment.......that's what makes it and you so special <3Thanks for helping to heal Charlotte as well as me:)