Mac's Heaven Day, The Eve of Thanksgiving

Mac's Heaven Day, The Eve of Thanksgiving

I probably get on average 25-50 messages a day personally from families and I'm so grateful for each and every one! I read their stories and think “I can’t even imagine.” But yet I can. We lived it. I know their fears, what they smell, how they sleep, the sounds of the machines they hear, the counts they want to see, the hopelessness they feel in moments and how much laughter there truly is in these rooms to get through each day. I have pushed all these emotions down deep so that I can be the ear that the families need at the time they need it.
Summer Germann
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My Grandpa and Mac Went To Heaven Within A Month of Each Other

My Grandpa and Mac Went To Heaven Within A Month of Each Other

This is a picture of my grandpa, Mac and I. Yes, I had a flannel on over my prom dress. You know that old saying, you can dress a girl up...sums me up well. 😉 I just read a story of a family that is going through such a similar situation, so I thought I’d share ours because I talk about it in person, often. Their father died unexpectedly on Monday and today they were told their little daughter was going into palliative care. Well, when Mac was diagnosed I had zero...yes zero...loss in life. So we knew Mac would be fine. God wouldn’t want him in heaven all alone without us. And then, after a year into Mac’s treatment, my grandpa passed away unexpectedly. We were devastated! And to make matters worse, we would be traveling to Nashville for a for his funeral. We all loved him way too much to miss it and my grandma needed us. It also had to be Nashville, because our family wowed Loretta Lynn’s property, until she purchased it and since there were so many generations of our family buried on it, we had a clause in the sale, where all Cooley’s can still be buried there together. My grandpa wanted to be laid to rest by his parents. His mom had died from cancer when he was 10. So now we were left with having to leave Mac in the hospital (with his person of choice) for a night so we could all go to my grandpa’s funeral. We barely closed the door when even going to the bathroom, more or less ever left Mac in his hospital room. He ended up picking my uncle’s most immature friend to stay with him, which was perfect and we knew he’d be fine! So the following month, the eve of Thanksgiving when Mac when went to heaven from a medical error, we all said that we were glad my grandpa had died. His heart wouldn’t have been able to handle the loss of Mac. It wouldn’t have made sense to him and he would have been shattered. So we were glad he didn’t have to endure the pain with us. It also brought us a little and I stress “a little” peace knowing that they were up there together! Thank you all for your support of Brave Gowns and fighting the good fight with me! When you buy a Brave Gown, you’re helping keep Mac’s legacy alive! Alone, I am one. Together, we are unstoppable! ⚡️
Summer Germann
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A Mom's Point of View On The Importance of Brave Gowns & The Difference They Make

A Mom's Point of View On The Importance of Brave Gowns & The Difference They Make

Even with Brave Gowns being sponsored by the CTIP Team (see image below), over the past four years, we've come across hospital staff that are overly protective of the children and sometimes unaware that Brave Gowns are made of the exact same material of current standard issue hospital gowns, but it's woven differently for the softer feel. And even though our gowns have replaced old gowns in over 25 hospitals and used in over 380 hospitals, since most go home with children, we still have a lot of awareness to raise. Thankfully, there is usually a manager on the floor that is aware that Brave Gowns are approved for use within the entire Children's Hospital Network. It is rare that I hear a story like this, so I wanted to share it and tell @strongasamother.blog just how grateful I am that she took the time to write it. 
Summer Germann
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Things I've Learned, Looking Back and Moving Forward

Things I've Learned, Looking Back and Moving Forward

"I was going to reach out to you. You beat me to the punch! I want to tell you that your strong faith of goodness reminded me that I also have that kind of faith. Somehow I stopped nurturing my faith and focused on feeling that strangers on the street are all serial killers! I watch too much Investigation ID. What I am trying to say is your spirit, faith, and energy awakened my spirit, faith, and energy. Thank you so much! I didn't realize my faith needed a jolt until I was faced with your beautiful faith."
Summer Germann
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Brave Gowns 4th Anniversary! Can You Believe It?

Brave Gowns 4th Anniversary! Can You Believe It?

Last week we celebrated the 4th Anniversary of Brave Gowns! Thank you to everyone that helped make it a reality, knowing that these children deserved better!!! We've put over 450,000 Brave Gowns on these amazing children. It's the first hospital gown to revolutionize the gown industry in 150 years and we're just getting warmed up!!!! ❤️🙏🙌🎉

Summer Germann
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Brave Gowns For Mom To Help Make Children Feel At Ease!

Brave Gowns For Mom To Help Make Children Feel At Ease!

“I’m going in for surgery, and my children are worried enough about me. So I thought if I was wearing a Brave Gown vs. an old hospital gown when they come to see me, it will make them laugh and feel better about mom being in the hospital.” ❤️

I was blown away when I received this message from a mom that ordered a Brave Gown. Have I sold adult Brave Gowns before? Most definitely! But this reasoning was so unique and really hit home. I loved it! ❤️

Here's a couple of our favorite MOMS wearing their BRAVE GOWNS:

Summer Germann
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I Just Wanted To Say A Huge Thank You!

I Just Wanted To Say A Huge Thank You!

I just wanted to say that you will never know how much it means that you have given me a chance to give my brother a legacy through Brave Gowns.

Summer Germann
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Design Your Own Brave Gown!

Design Your Own Brave Gown!

Just when I thought things couldn't get more exciting family, classmates and friends can put their favorite pictures on a Brave Gowns as a gift!! Whether it's a picture of their entire class, their best friends, their sports teams or beloved pets, a child will now be able to wear them right over their hearts! If you envision it, we can create it! Below is sweet Everly of @jackandeverly a CHD Warrior, in a custom gown with pictures of her family with her big brother's name right over her heart!                             If you have any questions, please email us at info@bravegowns.com.
www.bravegowns.com
Summer Germann
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Did You See Us on CBS2 & KTLA9-People Making A Difference!

Did You See Us on CBS2 & KTLA9-People Making A Difference!

Yesterday, the creator of Brave Gowns: Summer Germann was featured on People Making A Difference! Check it out!

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/3946965-people-making-a-difference-magical-night-gowns/

Madison Pollack
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Happy National Superhero Day 2018!

Happy National Superhero Day 2018!

The traditional definition states that it's a fictional character, but thankfully in the urban dictionary, it's been redefined: "A being with extraordinary physical or mental powers, far beyond the range of normal human ability, who uses these powers to protect the innocent and for the general good." 
Summer Germann
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Same Design, Fun New Superhero Colors

Same Design, Fun New Superhero Colors

Thanks to a precious little boy, Matthew, we're adding new colors to our SUPERHERO gown! Green & yellow is the theme for September awareness month! 
These children and families are true HEROES!
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~Christopher Reeve
What is a Brave Gown? 

 

The hospital gown that turns any frown upside down!

Fight any illness with SUPERHERO POWERS!

Brave Gowns were not only created to bring happiness and laughter, but to also be softer, more comfortable and more functional than any gown in existence.  Not only do they have snaps on both sleeves, they also have fully back coverage, are as soft as your favorite t-shirt and have easy access to chest ports!

98% poly/ 2% spandex

Flame retardant. Brave Gowns meet and exceed hospital safety requirements.

GIFT A GOWN TODAY! www.bravegowns.com

Summer Germann
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All Brave Gowns on Sale In Honor of My Brother & Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

All Brave Gowns on Sale In Honor of My Brother & Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

 
While many of us are getting ready for a long three day weekend and holiday barbecues and sending our children back to school, there are thousands of families that will be in the hospital just praying that their children make it through the night. I pray for them every night, because I remember how scary it was to be in that position on many of nights. With September being not only, Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, but also Blood Cancer Awareness Month, I'm listing all Brave Gowns at cost for only $25!
It is with great hope that together we can put a Brave Gown on thousands of children in the month of September! Know a child in a hospital? Gift them a gown! Know a child going in for an upcoming surgery? Gift them a gown! Know a family that might be interested in a Brave Gown? Share the page! With out raising awareness on the comfort, functionality and just the pure AMAZINGNESS of a Brave Gown, families won't know they exist! Most families order a Brave Gown and then come back and order three more. Children go through an average of three gowns per day due to blood, vomiting and fluid leakage. Let's do our best to make sure that one gown is a Brave Gown and turn a child into a SUPERHERO today! 
Love & miss you, Mac!
Sum
Turn a child into a SUPERHERO with a Brave Gown or make it even easier and gift them an e-gift card so they can pick out their favorite character!  “Children in their younger years find it difficult to differentiate between reality and fiction, and as such, the trait of superhuman strength is completely believable to them,” says Dr. Amy Bailey, a clinical psychologist at Kids First Medical Center, Dubai
Please share to show you care! 
Summer Germann
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