Monday, October 25, 2010

The I Know Natalie Fund

We have spoken to the kind people at Golisano Children's Hospital and have established "The I Know Natalie Fund" in an effort to raise money for the NICU that cared for Natalie. We are trying to raise enough funds so that Natalie may be permanently memorialized in the only home she knew.

All donations can be made payable to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Please include a comment on the memo line of the check or a separate note indicating you would like the donation to be included in the ‘I Know Natalie Fund’ or made in the memory of Natalie Teegarden. You will receive notification that your donation was received and a tax id number.

The address for donations is:

Golisano Children’s Hospital

300 East River Road

Box 278996

Rochester, NY 14627


We can not thank you enough for considering making a contribution in her memory. The NICU was our home away from home and we know how much they will benefit from any money raised.


As for us, I keep telling myself to put one foot in front of the other. The trouble with that philosophy is first you have to get yourself back on your feet to begin with. I suppose that will take time and work on our parts. We will never again be the people we were before Natalie and now we need to figure out who exactly we are without her.

We appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers. This is of course a very difficult time for our family and we do appreciate all the ways you've reached out to us.

15 comments:

  1. I THINK OF NATALIE EVERYDAY.IHAVE HER PICTURE ON MY DRESSER.OURLITTLE GRANDAUGHTER IS STILL IN THE NICU AT THE UNIV OF MICH MED CENTER WEIGHING ONLY 1LB7OZ AT BIRTH SHE IS 15WKS OLD AND FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE EVERYDAY, A WARRIOR ALSO.I PRAY FOR YOU DAILY BUT I KNOW NATALEE IS IN THE ARMS OF OUR LADY AND THAT GIVES ME SOME COMFORT.LOVE,CAROLE ETSLER

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  2. Natalie was one incredible little girl-what a fight she put up for the time that her family was blessed with her. Your story touched my heart and I haven't stopped thinking of your little girl. I know (and will never forget) Natalie.

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  3. I think about Natalie and your family everyday. I can not even begin to imagine how much you all hurt :(
    Please know that she will never be forgotten.
    I know Natalie and am so glad that that I do

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  4. Always thinking of you and Natalie...<3 ALWAYS

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  5. I followed your postings on inspire.com. I am terribly sorry for your loss. Your story brought tears to my eyes and I have not stopped thinking about Natalie. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. My thoughts are with you and your family during this incredibly difficult time.

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  6. I saw your blog link on BBC and had to take a peek. Your little Natalie is such a beautiful little angel. I lost my son on Thanksgiving of last year and I have to tell you, I'm a little jealous you got 6 months with her! I know you do and always will cherish those months will her. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Just wanted you to know I have been thinking about you and your family. Sending prayers your way, and hoping you are finding peace as you try to cope with the loss of your sweet baby girl.

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  8. I know Natalie. I think and pray for you all every day, and still faithfully check in here. Wishing you a gentle holiday season.

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  9. I hope that you and your family are finding some peace throughout your days. I check in often to see if you have posted anything.

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  10. I think of your sweet family every day and still check in here several times a week. I'm sending prayers and love your way this Christmas season.

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  11. Thinking of your family..Please update us as to how you are doing. Many people are thinking of you and wishing you well.

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  12. Inspiration... your blog and posts are amazing. I want you to know that you have changed lives as your sweet child did. She is one of the bells you hear ringing this holiday season.

    Please let us know how your family is doing.

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  13. I have been checking in regularly hoping to see an update, as I have been thinking of you all and hoping that the days since natalie's passing are being kind to you. I know the festive season will be terribly hard for your family, so please know that there are people out there thinking of you all and sending hugs from afar....

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  14. Thinking of you...thinking of you...thinking of you...this week and always.

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  15. Natalie is cute..I wish she will be Ok..

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