The Jones family
We didn’t know anyone other than the doctors and nurses who worked with Allie. But through regular visits and family-sponsored activities, Noah’s Children introduced us to a whole network of other families who were going through similar situations. They’ve been a blessing in our lives.
The families that we prepare meals for give us so much more than we can give to them. We are blessed to witness their courage.
Estelle Call, Volunteer
Dr. Ted Abernathy, Retired Pediatrician
In no way is the process of dying a ‘matter-of-fact’ occurrence. But Noah’s makes it so you’re not afraid of it. They don’t make the process of dying easy, but it becomes more comfortable because the fear is gone. At the end, no one is afraid. They are sad, but not afraid. It helps make death a more peaceful process. It’s just the best way for the child and the family.
Thank you so much for including me in the wonderful event for Noah’s Children. I am beyond inspired by the work you do for kids all over Richmond. Thanks also for the cool piece of art — it reminds me of the great night in Richmond and all of the kids who through your inspiration and love have better lives!
The relationship that Noah’s Children has built with our kids is astonishing. They know exactly when and how to help, and that is such a relief.
We had never been through anything like this before, so we were completely unprepared. Noah’s Children came in and educated us about the disease, the statistics, the prognosis and what to expect. Not knowing what would happen was incredibly difficult. But having the birth plan Noah’s developed gave us a roadmap, so we would know what to do.
We didn’t know what to do or what to think. We were completely unprepared. And then Noah’s Children came into our lives and helped us understand the disease and the process. They were there just to talk to us about our fluctuating emotions and how we were feeling overall. It meant so much.
Words can never fully describe the last 18 months of my family’s life. The support and love of Noah’s Children employees and volunteers never can be repaid.
I couldn’t have survived this long without Noah’s Children. The staff and volunteers do so much for us. I can call the nurses or social worker anytime to ask them questions. But for us, the best thing about Noah’s Children is that they work with the whole family, not just the special needs of the child.
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