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The Richard P. Gilman Fund

Organized by: Devon Gilman

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October 21, 2016

Hey everyone! Thank you all again for your generosity. Between this and some outside  donations we reached $3200 and received donzens and blankets See More

THE STORY:

October 21st will always be a tough day for my family. As most of you know, last year I was in a car accident. At 24 weeks pregnant, it was the last thing I wanted to happen. Our son, Richard Paul Gilman, "Ricky", did not make it and our family forever changed because of it. But what his death has taught us is that life is too short and too fragile to not take advantage of the opportunities we have. Right now as we come upon what would be Ricky's first birthday, Paul and I are taking the opportunity to give back in his name and honor his legacy. We have chosen to give back to the hospital where we had him, Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, and more specifically the NICU department within the children's hospital. According to the hospitals website, they take in over 350 premature newborns and infants a year from the 24-counties of southeast Georiga. That is a lot of babies! The least we can do, is make their stay more comfortable while they fight the biggest, and earliest fight of their lives.

While monetary donations are always appreciated, the hospital informed me of a few physical items that they always accept for the nursery:

Baby blankets (new or homemade)

Mobiles

Noise makes/lullaby sound machine

Preemie or infant hats (new or homemade)

Baby rattles or other appropriate newborn toys (anything soft!)

Gift cards (visa, Walmart)

 

All of these items MUST be new or homemade. They will not accept anything used because these babies are so fragile.

 

100% of all monetary donations and items will all go directly to the hospital in Ricky's name. While donations can be made here, we are going to ask that you send all other items directly to us no later then October 17, that way we can do one big drop off on his birthday.

Our address:

Devon Gilman

20 Sunbury Ct

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

 

Again I can't thank you all enough! This is what Ricky would've have wanted. Let's do this!

$2,270

 

45% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Justin and Kaitlyn Saputo

     

  • Erin Williams

    $25

  • Sarah, Jon, Emily & Jackson

    $50

  • Brittany D.

    $50

  • Jenn, Wayne, Eric, Aria, and Jack

    $50

  • Hon

    $100

  • Dennis Hunt

    $50

  • Anthony Giordano

    $25

  • Paul Giordano

    $25

  • Melissa Giordano

    $25

  • Tony and Linda Giordano

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sean & Kathy Ronan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Laura Arena

     

  • Rich Romano

     

  • Rob & Bev DeSalvo

    $50

  • The McMains Family

    $100

  • Lorenz Praefcke

    $50

  • Tyler & Caleigh Gates

    $50

  • Gloria Schlemovitz

    $50

  • Jesse & Stephanie Lafreniere

    $100

  • Lauren Howie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $350

  • Mark & Beth Heinzelman

     

  • Sarah Howie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Taylor Gilman

    $50

  • Laurence and Maryann Gilman

    $100

  • Pants & Salad

    $75

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Donor Comments

Pants & Salad

Pants & Salad

DONATION: $75

With Love 2 years ago

Laurence and Maryann Gilman

Laurence and Maryann Gilman

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Taylor Gilman

Taylor Gilman

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sarah Howie

Sarah Howie

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mark & Beth Heinzelman

Mark & Beth Heinzelman

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $350

Richard will be in our hearts forever. 2 years ago

Lauren Howie

Lauren Howie

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jesse & Stephanie Lafreniere

Jesse & Stephanie Lafreniere

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gloria Schlemovitz

Gloria Schlemovitz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

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