In July 2017, our son Joseph was born 3 months premature. Shortly after birth, he received a diagnosis of Trisomy 13, a chromosomal disorder with a high infant mortality rate. After 125 days spent in the NICU and PCCU units at London Health Sciences Centre in London, ON, we were discharged home where, miraculously, Joseph has been thriving.
Our time in these Intensive Care Units opened our hearts to so many families whose struggles left them in the midst of trauma they never expected. So, the Little Bravery Quilt initiative was born. In times of stress, there is nothing like a handmade quilt to bring a small amount of hope.
Each of our quilts patterns were designed for a Little whose medical journey inspired us. The bravery shown by the children in these units doesn't end when they go home; and it is woven into every quilt made.
For every Little Bravery Quilt sold, a second quilt is donated to a family in the NICU. We donate anonymously through the Children's Health Foundation and they see that the quilts are delivered so that every family's privacy is respected.