The Parker Reese Foundation

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Archive for June, 2009

335 Days at Parker’s House

Posted by Jessica Singletary on June 30, 2009

We cannot even begin to thank all of you who supported Parker’s House by purchasing a shirt.  We managed to cover 335 days at Parker’s House!  Almost an entire year!  We have all the shirts sorted and are getting A-J in the mail tomorrow.  K-Z will go out Thursday.  If you have any questions about your order please email us at

We have had such a huge response to this fundraiser that we are going to add the shirts to the website soon for purchase anytime of the year.  We will have more colors, sizes along with short sleeves, long sleeves and hoodies.  We will also do some infant and toddler sizes as well.  It will take some time for us to get the website updated with the information so please be patient with us. 

We will be adding a Poker Run and Musical Festival to our list of fundraisers.  We are excited about the work being done at The Parker Reese Foundation and what it means for CDH families. 

Please keep Casey, Mike and Daniel in your prayers.  Daniel will make his entrance into this world on Monday at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.  Casey and Mike are currently calling Parker’s House “home” and need our positive thoughts and prayers.

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Sponsor A Night Shirts Are In- All 335 Of Them!

Posted by Jessica Singletary on June 23, 2009

The shirts came in today and we are working to organize them and will be mailing them out starting tomorrow.  If any of you have had address changes since you placed an order please email me at

Thank you to all of you who ordered shirts and sponsored a night.  We are working on getting a calendar made so you can each see who sponsored nights at Parker’s House.

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CDH Babies Everywhere!

Posted by Jessica Singletary on June 17, 2009

Currently the Freeman family from Hayesville, NC are calling Parker’s House home while their son Elijah battles CDH at Duke Hospital.   Eli is two weeks old and holding is own.  He weighed 2 pounds and 15 ounces at birth and is getting ready to prepare for surgery. 

We have another family moving in on the 23rd, Casey Briton, and she will be delivering a boy, Daniel, on July 11, 2009.  She is from Washington, NC.


Baby James Reeve  in London has made his grand entrance on June 9th at 9:20 p.m. weighing 6 pounds and is doing very well.    He is off the morphine and on paracetamol.  He has been taken off the ventilator and put onto a Cpap machine.  He has truly impressed the doctors and is fighting CDH his way!

Maximus Evan Griffin  should be making his entrance into the world sometime in September.  Mom and Dad have chosen to deliver at Shands in Florida. 

Baby Jackson Beal  is in Texas and will be here in August.  Candice and Rob are mom and dad. 

Baby Kamrynand sister Brooke made their entrance into the world today.  So far Kamryn is doing better than expected but still needs our prayers.  Stephanie, mom, is recovering fine although a little uncomfortable from the pain.  Dad, Shawn, is exhausted but very proud!

Avery Mae  is really needs our prayers.  She is recovery from a partial closure Tuesday and is just needing us right now.  Please keep mom and dad in your prayers as well.  \

All of these babies and families need our prayers tonight and every night.  The CDH rollercoaster is a tough one to say the least and every day brings something new whether good or bad.   Please take a moment to lift each of them up in prayer and visit their blogs to let them know you are there.  It means a lot to them.

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Posted by Jessica Singletary on June 5, 2009

The Parker Reese Foundation has partnered with JN Hoffman Photography to provide this exciting photography event. JN Hoffman Photography has offered their services at no charge to help raise funds for The Parker Reese Foundation! You may view samples of their work at their website:
Details: We are selling a photography package with JN Hoffman Photography for $65.00 and $3.00 raffle tickets for a chance to win a Canvas Wrapped print of the pose of your choice from your session.
The terms of the package are listed below:
1 hour photography session at the studio of JN Hoffman Photography (maximum of two poses and three persons) including the processing of the following:
1 (8×10), 1 (5×7), 4 (4×6)
No substitutions on the package prints but additional prints available for sale by contacting JN Hoffman Photographers. The session must be booked prior to August 14, 2009 with a session date prior to September 1, 2009.
Please contact me to purchase a session by July 31, 2009 or if you have any questions at 404-849-1800 or

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She Needs Our Prayers….

Posted by Jessica Singletary on June 4, 2009

Please keep the prayers coming for Avery.  She has been off ECMO for over 24 hours now and just celebrated her 3 week birthday.  Please keep her and the family in your prayers as she continues to courageously fight CDH.

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