Wednesday, January 21, 2015

jakeys blankies

It's that time of year again! Happy birthday to our sweet baby Jake. I can't believe he would be 7 today. Wow...
7 years ago I was blessed with the most incredible miracle.
So, here is the jakeys blankies story...
Our baby, Jake Alan Dennison, was born on Jan 21st, 2009. He was born with HLHS and lost his tough battle 19 days later. He was such a joy to have for those 19 days. You can read his story by clicking this picture:

During Jake's life, some sweet friends of ours gave Jake two special blankets made from ultra-soft fabric called minky. He LOVED to snuggle in his blankets.
One white for his blessing day

One giraffe print for when we held him one last time...

I have an awesome video of my kids getting to see Jake right after delivery, as he was being taken to the NICU...he was healthy enough for them to be able to stop for a moment. SO SWEET!

Here is another video of my kids reading to Jake. Notice the SUPER SOFT jakey blankie underneath him! This is where it all started from!

Just a few months after Jake passed away, our family and friends started "jakeys blankies." This is a way for us to pay it forward to other families with babies with heart conditions. With your help, we have been able to sew over 450 minky blankets for other babies born with heart defects just like Jake!! We know how special these babies are. With your donations, we can continue this project each year in memory of our sweet Baby Jake. We are going to hold this donation drive for the duration he lived...19 days. It starts today, his birthday, Jan 21-Feb 9th.
We love you all and thank you for your continued support!
You can donate via paypal, with a check or Credit card by clicking on the donate link on the right or

Or e-mail me and I can give you my address:

Also, please, if your baby has received a jakeys blankies, please post a picture of your baby with the blanket on your blog, along with my blog!!! I'm setting up a website, so if you have a jakeys blankies story, please send it and let me know you are ok if I add it to my blog..
Please spread the word! 
If your child has received a jakey blankie, please post  a pic with the hashtag #jakeysblankies
Feel free to e-mail me with questions!!
Thank you!


Roma Li Wakamatsu Morgan said...

Awww, Liz, i had no idea. I will make a Jakey Blankey!!

Marissa Marie said...

I am not techy so I don't know if I am doing this right but we were one of the grateful recipients of Jakey's Blankies. Ours is featured in this post from my blog. Thank you so much for your loving kindness!