For Maddie

Madeline Alice Spohr

November 11, 2007 – April 7, 2009

Sweet, beautiful Maddie passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009.  The outpouring of love from around the country, and the world, has been overwhelming.  Thank you, so much, to everyone who’s offered love, support, well wishes, prayers, comfort and every other form of encouragement to Maddie’s family.  She was an amazing little girl who will be missed by thousands of people, many of whom had never even met her in person.

Heather and Mike have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to March of Dimes in Maddie’s memory.

For more information, visit their websites, The Spohrs are Multiplying and The Newborn Identity and March for Maddie.

Service Information

A service in celebration of Maddie’s life was held at 2:30pm on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009.  Family and friends from around the country packed the  Old North Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills.  For more information on the site, go here.   Heather and Mike asked that everyone wear purple in honor of Maddie.  It was amazing to see the sea of purple that filled the chapel.

Donations For Maddie’s service and/or reception have been received from:

Kiss My Bundt

Ben’s Limos

Hotel Angeleno

Morton’s

Silicon Valley Moms Blog

Team March for Maddie:

If you are in the Los Angeles area, or want to be in the area for the event, the March for Babies Team Maddie walk is Saturday, April 25th. Visit the March for Maddie team site for more information or email undomesticdiva@gmail.com.

T-shirts for the LA walk will be available Saturday morning.  We are asking that you pay $20 per shirt, payable to the Paypal account.  Please make a note when you make your payment that it’s for t-shirts and be sure to note what sizes you’d like.  It’s first come, first serve, so if I run out of a particular size, I’ll have to bump you up a size.  Thanks.  Email me with questions meghan(@)amomtwoboys(.)com.

Send them love:

A mailbox has been set up for Heather and Mike, so if you would like to send them anything, you can send it to:

Mike & Heather Spohr
11870 Santa Monica Blvd. #106-514
West Los Angeles, CA 90025

It is at a UPS Store, so they can accept packages as well.

Maddie’s Monster:

Maddie’s Monster, designed by Mike and Heather in Maddie’s memory, are now available for purchase from Curly Q Cuties.  Purple in honor of Madeline, with eyes as big and blue as hers, these plush dolls are sure to warm your heart.  Proceeds from the sales of Maddie’s Monster will go to the March of Dimes.

The code for the button is available here if you’d like to add one to your site.

Donation Information

A PayPal Account has been set up to assist Heather and Mike with any upcoming expenses. You can donate by clicking the link below. All money received will go directly to them to be used at their discretion.  Service and Reception costs are adding up, so anything you can contribute will help.  Also, Heather was a Stay at Home Mom, and Mike is an independent contractor, so while he’s not working they don’t have any income coming in.  The longer he’s able to stay home and grieve, the better.  Again, whatever you can contribute will help.  Thank you.

*The code for this button is available here*

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As always, feel free to email me with any questions you have: meghan(@)amomtwoboys(.)com

Remembering Maddie

If you’ve written a post in honor of Maddie, please link to it below so that Heather, Mike, their family and friends can read what you’ve written and understand how truly loved Maddie is.  PLEASE, be sure to leave the direct link to your post and not the link to your home page.

I’ll miss you sweet girl. The world is a better place for having had you in it. We love you.

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Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) April 25, 2009 at 6:21 am

not even an hour has gone by in the past two and a half weeks that I haven’t thought of Maddie. I linked up a couple of my posts and Susan has one of her Maddie posts too. I just posted another Maddie post this morning on Marching Day, maybe I will add that one too…

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Katie April 28, 2009 at 6:42 am

Maddie IS a beautiful little angel – I’m sure she is with you always. Many prayers for you in this difficult time.

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Molly May 4, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Dear Heather and Mike,

Your Maddie has touched our lives more than you know. I wish you peace in the coming weeks and months as you navigate your grief. Please know we are with you.

Molly

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Amy deClouet May 5, 2009 at 8:06 am

http://amydeclouet.blogspot.com/2009/05/march-for-maddie.html

My heart aches for the Spohr family. I am so so sorry for their loss and keep them in my prayers daily. Much love to all of you,

Amy

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Cancun Vacations July 17, 2009 at 6:53 am

We send all our love to the family of Maddie – from all your friends south of the border.

Saludos Cordiales

Mateo

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stacey February 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I fell in love with Maddie after she was gone. I have read every post and viewed every picture. I will never forget this amazing child. I am so sorry she is not here.

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