march for babies blog

8 Apr

For Sweet Little Madeline

Posted by Linda

Like a lot of people, I’ve become addicted to following the life of little Maddie and her family on mom Heather’s blog The Spohrs Are Multiplying.


This family had more than enough scares after their daughter was born 11 weeks too soon. Then came the tweets from the doctor’s office, and the ambulance and the hospital… Sweet little Madeline Alice Spohr died last night. She was only 17 months old.


There is just one other thing as heart wrenchingly sad as the death of a child, and that is the parents who are left behind. My heart breaks for Heather and Mike.


Heather is a March of Dimes Mom. She, Mike and Maddie were getting ready to walk in LA on April 25th. Wherever you’re walking this year, please take a couple of steps in honor of their beautiful little girl.


For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by Meghan — April 8, 2009 @ 9:14 am

Hi Angela,

I’m heartbroken over Maddie’s death. She was a beautiful child who was an inspiration to many.

She will be greatly missed.

Could you please email me at your earliest convenience? I have a few questions for you about setting up a Memorial Fund for Madeline. Thank you.

For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by Angela — April 8, 2009 @ 12:57 pm

I didn’t know Maddie and Heather personally, just through blogs and tweets, but my heart breaks for them. For Maddie who fought so hard to be here, and for Heather and her husband who are left behind to try to pick up the pieces of their lives. I’m just one of the many people whose lives were touched by this family.

For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by Tina — April 8, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

My heart truly goes out to this couple and the pain they are going through and will continue to go through. I know how it feels to lose a child and it is so indescribable, the pain. My 10 year old daughter passed away in December 2007 and we have a family team in her honor. I will keep this family in my thoughts and prayers.

For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by Marla Leavitt — April 9, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

Heather and Mke,
There are no words to make this better, but know you here blessed to have had this little angel. I only wish the best for you and know little Maddie will not be forgotten but live on in everyones hearts.
Love, marla Leavitt

For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by Kerrie — April 10, 2009 @ 2:23 pm

I can’t imagine the grief and pain. My prayers go out to this family. May their sad story remind others of what they have and to push for a better tomorrow.

For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by Matt — April 13, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

My heart goes out Maddie’s family, there is no feeling like loosing a child.

For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by Tenley’s mom — April 14, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

My hearts breaks for Maddie’s parents. As a mother who also lost an infant this past Christmas, I know there is NO pain like this. God be with you. My team will remember both our girls as we walk in May.

For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by donna — April 17, 2009 @ 8:20 am

The newest and most beautiful Angel of all, Little Maddie, and family, my heart goes out to you because I also lost a son 2yrs ago and I know the huge hole it has left in your heart and that will never be filled. We have to believe that God truly has a much better plan for her because he only takes the best.

For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by Estell — April 17, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

As I read this, I am in tears, my daughter, Bailey, was also born 11 weeks early, she too is 17 months old, we are also getting ready for our walk. My heart aches for her parents and I hope that they can find strength in knowing that we all are praying for them.

For Sweet Little Madeline

Comment by Debra Gaddy — April 22, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful little girl! I will be walking with my family this weekend and I will take some steps just for her! God Bless you and your family! I will pray for you!


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