Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Sweet Cocoon

Families with medically fragile children are often overwhelmed with their child's illness, doctor visits, doctor bills, unexpected complications, red tape, mountains of paperwork, in addition to the everyday stresses of working and taking care of a family.

Picture courtesy of
The Sweet Cocoon
Amanda, mother and advocate for her daughter, Marlowe, knows this all too well. In her words, “My daughter Marlowe, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome when she was 4 years old. I know firsthand that most days there is no such thing as a normal life. My living room was filled with medical equipment and my activities revolved around whether Marlowe was able to participate or not. Family outings and activities were limited. None the less, I feel so very blessed to have been given such a precious child to call my own. I have and continue to learn so much from her.”

The Sweet Cocoon is a non-profit charitable organization in Georgia. Their goal is to provide a unique experience to families who are overwhelmed and exhausted.Their mission: to provide a place of comfort, peace, compassion and respite for seriously ill and disabled children and their families. While also providing a way for the siblings of the seriously ill and disabled children opportunities to come together, interact, and realize how important, needed and loved they are. We invite you to discover and explore their website for more information on how you can help make The Sweet Cocoon a reality.

"You are a precious caterpillar wrapped in a sweet cocoon,
who'll emerge a beautiful butterfly in Heaven way to soon."
~ Amanda, mother of Marlowe
Artwork © 2013 Amanda B.