Illinois Girl Asks For Gifts For NICU Babies in lieu of Birthday Gifts For Herself
This is such a heartwarming story out of our own backyard. This is a reminder of doing something for others before ourselves.
Another prime example of how we adults should be living instead of fighting over politics, money, masks, vaccines, or you name it.
Generally speaking, we're doing it all wrong. This 9-year-old girl serves as an influence we all need in our lives.
While scrolling through the overabundance of garbage on social media, I came across a post that brought my finger to a standstill.
QUESTION: WHAT BIRTHDAY GIFTS DID YOU WANT WHEN YOU WERE 9?
If you answered anything that you wanted for yourself it does not make you a bad person, you were nine. This isn't the case for 9-year-old Baylee. Mercyhealth of Rockford shared this incredible story.
Baylee, who recently celebrated her 9th birthday, decided she didn't want presents from guests at her birthday party, instead, she wanted gifts for others.
Baylee asked her birthday party attendees to bring a gift from the babies at Mercy's NICU, and they all obliged. The gifts included baby clothes and gift cards.
SO WHY DID SHE WANT TO DO THIS?
According to Mercyhealth's Facebook, her baby cousin is in the NICU. Mercyhealth recognized Baylee for her special deed.
Thank you, Baylee, you made a great difference in the lives of the babies and their parents. We are so proud of you and love your big heart!
Read their entire message about Baylee here.