This is Heather and Mike’s friend Meghan again.

It breaks my heart to have to share this news with you, but sweet, beautiful Maddie passed away today.  That’s all I know right now, but as soon as I have more information I will share it with you.

Heather and Mike have asked that in lieu of flowers you contribute to the March of Dimes in memory of Madeline Alice Spohr.

*Updated 4/8/09 9:30pm*

Thank you, everyone for your amazing show of love and support.  Heather and Mike are truly grateful to all of you.  Thanks, also, for bearing with us while we moved the site from their previous server.  They were unable to handle the amount of visitors that have been coming by to send their love.  But, with the help of two amazing women, Tempting Mama and PrincessJenn the site successfully made it’s way to it’s new home and there *shouldn’t* be any further problems, once all the final kinks are worked out.

Details for the service are being arranged tomorrow and will be announced when they are finalized.  The hope is that it will be early next week in Burbank and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  If you are planning to come, know that they are requesting that everyone wear purple.

A mailbox has been set up for Heather and Mike, so if you would like to send them anything, you can send it to:

Mike & Heather Spohr
11870 Santa Monica Blvd. #106-514
West Los Angeles, CA 90025

It is at a UPS Store, so they can accept packages as well.

There is also a PayPal account set up to take donations for any expenses they are incurring.  Until a button is created (shortly) you can go to the PayPal site, click “Send Money” and use as the payee email address.  All funds collected will be given to Mike and Heather to do with as they please.

A collection of posts written about Maddie are available for viewing here.  There are currently well over 100, with new ones being added regularly.

And, as was mentioned earlier, please donate to the March of Dimes in Madeline’s memory.  You can click on the banner on the upper right.