About Us

As magical as you would hope it could be, I welcomed my daughter in 2021. In love with my new healthy baby girl, I couldn't wait to take her home and introduce her to her big brother. A few days after we got home from the hospital, she unexpectedly stopping breathing.

It happened so fast, I went from being on cloud nine, to my whole world collapsing right in front of me. The following days were a blurry nightmare, sadly days I will never forget. I couldn't begin to count how many times she required medical intervention to keep her with us. Unfortunately, this was just the start of a two month long journey. Within the two month period, we toured 4 different hospitals, had 7 ambulance rides and 3 medivac flights. Many of the transfers were done without much notice and away from family support.

When someone becomes unexpectedly ill, the last thing on your mind is grabbing a toothbrush or a snack. All you think about is getting medical care. Although hospitals have amazing gift shops, it can be challenging to get items for many different reasons. For myself, I was 4 days post surgery and postpartum and couldn't face leaving my new baby alone in a hospital room - not even for 20 minutes. I was in a place with no family, no support and hadn't eaten a meal in days. I was thankful to have a nurse who took the time to ask when I had eaten last and snuck me a packaged lunch.

During the two month period, I met many different families in similar situations. I couldn't help but think about what I could do to change this. My daughter received absolutely amazing medical care (and still does) but as a support person and not patient, my physical and mental wellbeing was substantially impacted. Not only was I navigating a new baby, unable to see my son, being away from my family, being isolated due to COVID-19 restrictions, dealing with postpartum healing, I was now a 'medical mom' learning things I never thought I would have to know. Things that would help me sustain her life for years to come.

I can tell you that I truly didn't care about 'myself' at the time. I didn't care I wasn't eating, I didn't care I was isolated to a hospital room for 24 hours a day, I didn't care I didn't have a toothbrush. All I cared about was the health of my critically ill baby. Every time I had a family member bring me something as simple as a bag of chips or some clean clothing, I broke down in tears. You don't know how much you need to support until you need it.

I've spent many days reflecting back on the experience, which is where my passion for Delivering Sunshine came from. Whether you are a supporting parent or guardian, a patient, an elderly grandparent, we all deserve to be supported during a vulnerable time.

Having the ability to provide a thoughtful care package, or support a patient with their most basic needs, was incredibly healing and empowering. I made it my mission to provide better support to the physical and mental health of those receiving care in a facility setting.


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