Brunch for Babies
The Third Annual Brunch for Babies will be held on November 6th, from 10 am until noon, at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Stop by any time between 10 am and noon to pick up brunch (in a box) and please consider making a donation here or through Venmo @Jodi-Kalson. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta NICU.
Supporting children's hospitals, and specifcally NICUs, is very important to me. I originally began fundraising for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia NICU back in 2014 in memory of my daughter, Harley. After moving to Atlanta in 2016, I decided I wanted to do something in support of the local children's hospital NICU.
Harley was born on June 1, 2013, at 27 weeks, along with her twin sister, Micah. Harley was 1 lb., 13 oz. at birth and Micah was 2 lbs., 2 oz. Harley spent 8 1/2 months in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia NICU before passing away on February 15, 2014.
Harley was born with two very rare abnormalities, a type 4 laryngeal cleft and microgastria. Harley underwent surgery to repair the laryngeal cleft in November 2013, and the surgery was successful. It was the first time this specific surgery was ever performed at CHOP, and it was only the second time in history it was ever performed on a baby with her rare airway defect. Harley passed away of other unrelated issues.
Harley was so strong and overcame many great obstacles in her short life. She made a tremendous impact on everyone she met and she continues to make an impact on those who hear her story. She will forever be in my heart and I will love her forever.
I would appreciate any donations, big or small, to honor Harley's memory. All donations will go toward helping babies and NICU families in need at CHOA.
For more about Harley's story, please go to www.jodikalson.com. Thank you for your support. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.