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Cuddle Cot in memory of Phillip Bendig

Organized by: Karenann Bendig

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Closer to our goal
April 13, 2016

When I contacted the company they stated the price was higher, and that the cot was currently on sale.  I originally put the amount as the full See More

THE STORY:

I would like to raise money to purchase a cuddle cot for St. Barnabas hospital. We knew Phillip would die long before he was born, and the hospital was prepared to keep him with us as long as possible. What they didn't have was a way for him to stay with us longer. A cuddle cot is a way that the baby can be kept cool after death in order to stay with the family as long as they need. Form the moment we got the diagnosis of the first birth defect, the doctors and staff at the hospital couldn't have been more supportive and helpful. I would love to be able to give something back to them, and in turn also help other parents who have to deal with the loss of their child. Thank you for any donation you can give. I would love for the hospital to have this in September. CuddleCot – What is it? The CuddleCot is internationally recognised across the world as helping parents who suffer the loss of a baby. Dealing with the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents and an increasing number of US/Canadian hospitals are looking at how they can improve their bereavement services to parents. A major way that hospital’s and hospices can improve their services is to provide bereaved parents with the option of spending time with their baby. Providing families time is internationally encouraged by midwives, bereavement practitioners, still birth/neonatal charities, academics and is also recognised in International Position statements/guidance. This “time” allows the family to form an important bond with their baby; whether changing a nappy, dressing the baby or simply just to stay close as this can help families in dealing with their loss. The problem is that in a warm room the baby’s condition can deteriorate quickly which parents often find distressing. Therefore cooling the baby is absolutely essential; however parents do not want the trauma of being separated from their baby whilst they are placed into a morgue refrigerator to cool. How does the CuddleCotTM help? The CuddleCotTM system cools the baby in situ allowing the baby to remain with the family thereby providing the family time they want. The CuddleCotTM cooling pad is placed in any moses basket, crib, pram or bed; it is connected by a specially insulated hose and is quietly cooled using the CuddleCotTM cooling unit. The baby can then stay with the parents for as long as required at the hospital. The CuddleCotTM system comes in its own carry case.

$2,985

 

107% Raised of $2,800 Goal

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  • Cyndi Portteus

    $25

  • Laura Roberts

    $50

  • Lyn Runfeldt

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Palotis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shira Z

    $50

  • Jessica Natalizio

    $50

  • Elouise Amankasoglu

    $25

  • Jaclyn

    $50

  • Wendy May

    $25

  • Halina Cofrancesco

    $100

  • Maria Faustina

    $25

  • Kelly McCormick

    $20

  • Ryan Lothian

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christine Bayer

    $50

  • Israel Diaz

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dan Miola

    $50

  • Marc Gallagher

    $100

  • George Derrick

    $100

  • Frank

     

  • Bryan Waisnor

    $100

  • Sato

     

  • Shelly Beitler

    $25

  • Ken Bloom

    $25

  • Andika Suhardjo

     

  • Michael King

    $20

  • Cheryl Marino

    $25

  • Keely D

    $50

  • Patrick Taylor

    $50

  • Natalie perez

    $25

  • Sam and Arlene Ishak

     

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • JoAnn Ferry

     

  • The Livengood Family

    $50

  • The Tomzas

    $25

  • Mike Fowler

    $100

  • Marie Best

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Karenann Bendig

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Marie Best

Marie Best

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mike Fowler

Mike Fowler

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Tomzas

The Tomzas

DONATION: $25

In memory of Phillip Bendig 2 years ago

The Livengood Family

The Livengood Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

JoAnn Ferry

JoAnn Ferry

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Sam and Arlene Ishak

Sam and Arlene Ishak

God's blessings on your family 2 years ago

Natalie perez

Natalie perez

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

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