MJ's Memories

The Northwest Diaper Dreamers recently made a wonderful donation of 200 diapers for the angel families served by MJ's Memories, a division of Project Sweet Peas.

"MJ's Memories was started in memory of our son, Michael Joseph Skaggs, who we called MJ. MJ was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). CDH occurs when the diaphragm does not fully form, allowing the stomach organs to enter into the chest cavity, severely hindering lung and heart development. MJ lived for 35 amazing days before passing away in the arms of his mother on August 29, 2009. MJ is loved forever by his mother, father, and twin brother, Will.

MJ's Memories is part of an incredible organization called Project Sweet Peas. We are a local project that donates care packages to families who have babies in the NICU. Our amazing MJ lived his entire life in a NICU and we know just how heart wrenching and difficult days in the NICU can be.

Project Sweet Pea was started by a group of parents and grandparents who have one thing in common, we have all experienced what it is like having a critically ill child in the ICU. Through our experience we came together for support and comfort. Now it is our turn to give back.

Our gift bags are filled with items to treasure such as, baby blankets, camera's, hand molds, stuffed animals, booties, hats, lotion, soap, lip blams, and much more! They also include items for parents like journals, pens, crossword puzzles, antibacterial hand soap, tissues, gift cards and much more!" ~Megan, MJ's mommy

To read more about MJ's story, please click here.

"MJ is gone, but he will never be forgotten. Thirty five days was not nearly enough, but he will remain in our hearts forever." ~Megan, MJ's mommy
As the grandmother to a single surviving twin herself, NWDD Carol was pleased to be able to donate to MJ's Memories, and she had help from her granddaughter and husband!  "Any diapers, gramma?" is asked frequently by the young turner/ironer.  Grampa knows where to find them and just helps himself.

Carol made one very special diaper, inspired by angel mom Katrina.  She created a diaper ornament for MJ's family.
When MJ's Memories received our diapers, they packaged them up along with a collection of memory boxes for Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas as well as Children's Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri.
Visit MJ's Memories online and don't forget to "like" them on Facebook!