My Cause is called An Angel's Light, it’s has been a passion since I last held my son Azure Maliek Bennett 14 years ago, to help other families whose preemie(s) is in the NICU. Although I was blessed that I needn’t worry about how my bills would be paid, I know having a preemie can take its toll on a family, mentally, emotionally and financially. No matter what the outcome, parents of a preemie may at times have a long hard road ahead, but the love for one's child can make every step no matter how small, so worth the journey. I'm a mother of three preemies and no matter what the year, the hospital, the race or background, along the way, we met families who had no idea how long their bundle of joy would remain in the NICU, but one thing they did know, leaving their baby's side was never an option, so one parent would give up their job to remain bed-side. Trust when I say, there is no worst feeling than knowing your baby was surrounded by strangers when he/she took their last breath.
An Angel's Light will work with hospitals all over the USA to help families who they know to be in financial crisis. Families and staff becomes one over their love and concern for this precious life that hangs in the balance and with our help, we can ease some of the financial burdens that come along with a preemie that has been in the NICU for a long period of time, when there is no longer two incomes and home and medical bills starts to pile up. Our foundation will even help contribute towards funeral expenses for those whose preemie(s) didn’t make the journey. This is a very near and dear cause for me and those who would benefit from the financial help.
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I hope after reading my story, it will help you understand why I would never want anyone to have to choose between paying the rent or staying by their baby's side in their time of need. Help Me to Help these families in their time of need and allow the focus on what matters most, GETTING THEIR PREEMIE WELL AND HOME.
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