Rolling the Dice and Clinking the Ice

Monday, July 16, 2012

An Update on iPods from Cohen

In May I wrote a post about a wonderful cause, iPods from Cohen, started by a mother by the name of Megan who tragically lost her first baby to Congenital Heart Defects. When Megan reflected on their time in the hospital, while doctors worked to save her little one, she remembered how helpful it was to have an iPhone. She thought everyone in her shoes should have access to a similar device, so she came up with the brilliant idea to donate iPods to the Hospital in her baby's name. This donation would give every parent a way to connect online, send email updates to family and friends, listen to music, and take pictures/video of their new baby. The iPod would also provide older siblings with some entertainment via gaming apps, making the entire family's time at the hospital a more comfortable one considering their ordeal.



Well, when Lindsay and I heard about Megan's idea, we knew we had to get involved. So for the entire month of May, all profits from the sale of our app, Buncolator, were donated to iPods from Cohen. I'm so pleased to share that with a little bit of help from us and the help of many, many other wonderful companies as well as people making personal donations, Megan was able to raise enough money to purchase 20 iPods for the hospital! This was such wonderful news to me that I had to share the update. I am so proud of this mother; her desire to turn her tragedy into something positive for others is such an inspiration!


You can read about the day Megan and her husband presented the hospital with their donation at Megan's blog. She includes a couple of pictures; there is even one of her with the doctor who fought to save their son's life. You can also view the media coverage from that day, as several news anchors were there to interview the couple. Wow, what an incredibly touching story they share. I wish Megan and her family - along with all the lives they have and will continue to touch - all the best!


And thank you to all those who purchased our app in May and supported this great cause!


Catherine

2 comments:

In this wonderful life... said...

You guys are SO SO SOOOO SWEET!!! :) We appreciate your help and kind words SO much!! We are so grateful to everyone who helped support this wonderful project in memory of Cohen :)

Catherine & Lindsay said...

Megan, I only wish we could have helped more! And it was so cool watching the news clips on your story, you and your husband showed such grace and poise. Cohen's memory lives on! May God bless you and your precious family.
-Catherine