We are so pleased to announce that we are once again partnering with Brave Gowns! Those of you who have known us from the start know that Brian was born 12/7/15 and spent his first Christmas in the hospital. Partnering with Brave Gowns to support kids at CHOP seemed like a perfect fit for Brian's 5th Birthday fundraiser! Why did we choose Brave Gowns this year? Well two main reasons. First and foremost, CHOP has 546 inpatient beds that will be full of children this holiday season.
Many children will be waking up at CHOP on Christmas morning. Being in the hospital on Christmas is hard and the thought of us being able to bring a bit of joy during a tough time is exactly the way we want to celebrate Brian’s birthday. Secondly, due to the state of the world, we had so many ideas for fundraising this year.
However, in order to keep our family as safe and healthy as possible, we decided that an all virtual fundraiser (that does not involve us sorting or touching items) was the best decision for our family and a way to help so many children! If you are new to our page, every year we do a fundraiser for CHOP as a way to celebrate Brian’s birthday. CHOP gave us Brian’s life back after he was misdiagnosed at another hospital and coded twice because of their negligence. After being transferred to CHOP, they correctly diagnosed us and supported us on our journey to getting Brian’s life back!
Last year, due to the amazing support of all of our family and friends, we were able to donate 61 gowns to CHOP! This year, we are setting our goal at 50, with hopes of surpassing that again!