The following post is part of a two-part series sponsored by Yahoo! Every time someone clicks here to make Yahoo! their homepage, they’re showing their support for Friends of Maddie!
As you all know, Mike and I started Friends of Maddie with the money many of you donated to our family after Maddie passed away. Friends of Maddie is obviously so important to our family – by working on projects, we not only extend her legacy’s reach, but we feel close to her.
We have big plans for FoM – we want to be in every NICU that requests us. We’re working on that, slowly but surely. But our biggest goal for 2011 is finally being able to give grants to NICU families that need financial support.
Thanks to Yahoo! it will happen!! Every time someone clicks here to make Yahoo! their homepage, Yahoo will donate money to Friends of Maddie – up to $10,000!
$10,000 will allow us to have a fund that will sustain many families as they go through one of the most difficult times in their lives. We are so, so humbled that Yahoo! has chosen Friends of Maddie.
Thank you all for continuing to support us and help Maddie’s legacy live on! Mike and I (and the rest of our families) are so grateful to always have your love and friendship.
Done and done. I worked in a NICU as a psychologist during my training and what you are doing with FoM is such a great thing. I don’t know you (besides reading your blog), I barely leave comments (sorry!), but I think of Maddie often.
I did it! How awesome!!! FoM is such a needed foundation….so many families struggle during NICU stays. 12 years ago during our NICU stay with our son Robbie we had no such help and we really had struggles since our son was over an hour away from our home and I had an emergency c-section. God bless you Heather and Mike what a wonderful way to make sure Maddie’s legacy lives on!
So it works every time? Because I did it on desktop on both Safari and Firefox, and will do on laptop and all other computers, too!!
Yes, it works every time! Thanks for your help, that’s awesome!
I know it’s a small thing, but I love that they made Yahoo! purple.
Wow, that’s amazing. On my way to set Yahoo! as my homepage.
I did it!
Kandi Ann says:
I was at dooce’s site first. I clicked over there then here. I really hope that works too. Yahoo stole my account a few weeks ago after 10 yrs and then Twitter gave me a link that got me back in. That was scary and I no longer trust the site. :o( I am transferring all my stuff to gmail now. Did they just get bought by someone else maybe? Then maybe I could feel more secure. I really don’t want to give up my crazy email addy. it has meaning.
Wow! How wonderful!!! Done and done!!
How long will this go for? I can see if I can set all my student computers at school to yahoo for their homepage too if it will help you guys out!
Yes, it is going to go on at least through next week. I will let you know exactly how long shortly!
We don’t go back to school until August 24, but at least I can change the 3 computers in our house!!
Jenny, Bloggess says:
Done and Done!!!
That’s so awesome! Yahoo! is now my homepage.
Dee Dee says:
Heather I am always so amazed at your strength & perseverence through the passing of Maddie. I know you loved her to the moon and back. Thank you so much for sharing her with the world. You have made a huge impression to me on the importance of giving to others. Maddie is sooooo beautiful and I just love to see her smile. Yahoo is now my homepage in support of FoM. Will Yahoo tell you how many people made Yahoo their home page?
How great! I will go set my homepage and see if I can find other computers to change their homepages.
Done – with pleasure.
Hi guys, I just wanted to check, can I do this outside of the US? I am in England, so if I click to make it my homepage, will they still donate? Or is it a US thing?
What you are doing is fantastic, I was a premie baby and know from my Mum how hard it is both emotionally and financially.
Love to you guys xxx
Hi Nelly – Maria from Yahoo! here. Yes – you can do this outside the US. Yahoo! will honor all clicks towards supporting Friends of Maddie. Thank you so much for your support!
Hi there! This is great! Also, I sent an email about wanting to donate items to the Phoenix PICU in honor of Maddie and include something from FOM…Any information cards or anything I can include with the donated items? Thanks and I’ll click on the link to make that my homepage!
Yahoo is already my homepage, but I clicked the link anyway…I hope it works!
Done. I hope you meet your target.
Lisa Wilkinson says:
Done on my work computer and will do the same at home on all the laptops in the family!