Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Trevor's Warrior Fund - My Birthday Wish

Hi Everyone, I bet you can't believe that I will be one year old soon (my parents sure can't). Well, I thought the best way to celebrate the first year of my life, would be to give back to the place that helped me grow from a 1lb 14 oz preemie to the healthy baby my parents got to take home on May 4th. So, my one wish for my birthday is to be able to buy a new crib for the Mary Birch NICU. Here's a picture:

They are pretty tricked out and have everything that a preemie would need to help them along the way to recovery. I recently found out that they only have six of these cribs and about half the babies in there need a crib (the others are still in an isolette, cause they need the extra warmth), so the ones that don't get this crib go into what my mom refers to as "a plastic tub on wheels". Basically, not the homiest of places. I was fortunate enough to get one of the nice cribs when I was there and well it made it feel more like home, as you can see from the pictures below:
Somehow knowing my animals were there to keep me company when my parents were not was comforting to them.
And every night before my parents left to go home to sleep they would pray that angels would watch over me from the four corners of this crib and protect me while they couldn't be there. My hope is that we can provide the same safe, comfortable, home like place for another baby warrior who is in the NICU fighting for their life.

So, for my birthday I want to do a fundraiser to help purchase one of these cribs. They aren't cheap, so really need all the help I can get. These specially made cribs are $3,186.75, but with your help, I think we can do it! Any amount will help and you will be making a BIG difference to so many more children and families for years to come.
To donate towards this crib, please send a check to:
Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Attention: Shawna Fallon
8695 Spectrum Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123
* On the memo line, please write: Fund #267 NICU - (Trevor's Warriors)
Or call directly to make a credit card donation at (858) 499-4800 or (858) 499-4820 and tell her it is for Trevor's Warrior Fund #267 NICU.
I am hoping we can raise the money by my birthday on February 16, 2009. This is the only gift I am asking for my birthday, and it will be the gift of life to so many babies.
Thank you for your help!

Monday, January 19, 2009

My New Year's Resolutions, by Trevor Jalen

So, I've been sitting back thinking about what I want to accomplish this year, and here's the rundown:
1) Learn to speak a foriegn language (English).
2) Find a fuel efficient form of transportation (walking). Here's my latest trick:

3) Really sink my teeth into a new project (that is once I get a few more - I currently have three and counting!)
4) Get fat . . . that is put on some extra pounds. Though my belly is looking much rounder these days:

5) Take my self less seriously (embrace my silly side):
6) Spend more time with family (here's me with some now):

7) Make some more new friends (here's me with one of my newest friends Luke Tankersley and below with the guy who always got my back, Spence Richards). :)

8) And finally, be thankful for everyday, cause I know they are worth fighting for.