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July 25, 2012

Having spend nearly a year in 3 different NICU/PICU’s with our son Mattie, I know full well the tole that having a medically fragile child can have on a family. One of my sweet families has adopted a precious little guy who is waiting on a very serious heart surgery (possibly a series of up to three surgeries in the next 3 months) to correct a very rare heart disorder. His adoptive Momma, Sylvia is miles away from family and friends.

She is rejoicing in the miracle of this little guy and is head over heals in love. Who wouldn’t be?


I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to put actions to LOVE, feet to the GOSPEL, and support Sylvia by showering her with cards, words of encouragement, and even care boxes.

Sylvia’s husband is at home with their other EIGHT children, 7 of them adopted with special needs. Yes! You heard me right, this family is amazing!


If you’d like to reach out to Sylvia during her time away from home, please send cards, children’s artwork for William, and care packages to:

William /Sylvia Butler
c/o Ronald McDonald House
520 Sand Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Sylvia’s need include:

Snacks and Microwavable Meals (Like Mac-n-cheese). It’s difficult for her to leave the RMH to get to the store. (I would think things like dried fruit, nuts, etc would be great to have around too)

Size 2 or 3 diapers and wipes

Baby Wash and Lotion (Burt’s Bee’s is my personal favorite!)

3-6 month clothing for William (He has a G-tube, so  his need is for long sleeved, long legged one piece outfits with snaps, NOT ZIPPERS)

Baby socks

Good medical tape for his nasal canula that won’t hurt his face

With all my heart, I thank you for reaching out to shower this family with love. If any of you are near the Palo Alto area, please email me if you are interested in visiting with Sylvia. 


6 Comments leave one →
  1. Denise Thonpson permalink
    July 25, 2012 1:30 am

    This is a wonderful idea and I thank you for your “heart of gold”. We will be putting a gift box together to send.
    God bless,
    Denise Thompson

  2. keeponspinning permalink
    July 25, 2012 2:06 am

    Sending skin prep and hypafix tape via amazon next day delivery. Nothing better for sweet cheeks needing oxygen….

  3. Becky D. permalink
    July 25, 2012 1:21 pm

    I will priority mail baby sleepers with snaps today.

  4. Shauna permalink
    July 25, 2012 6:02 pm

    Will get on this! Great idea! Oh, and I LOVE YOU TRACIE!

  5. Kayla permalink
    August 8, 2012 8:19 pm

    Are these items still needed today, August 8th?

    • tracieloux permalink*
      August 10, 2012 1:07 pm

      I’m not sure Kayla. WIll check.

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