Sarah’s Note: Steve Whitaker has given me permission to plagiarize copy his post here. I have followed Lucy Kate Hopkins’s dad, Josh, on Twitter for quite awhile now – and wanted to take the time to reprint Steve’s message here to spread this message even further. You can follow Lucy Kate on Twitter or her blog (yes, even babies need blogs). Please take the time to read the below, and help out if you can.


If you follow Josh Hopkins (@thedayhascome) or his baby daughter Lucy Kate (@lucykatehopkins), you know that Lucy Kate has been in the hospital for about a week now. Josh and his wife have been there by her side the entire time, and we’ve been sending our thoughts and prayers and wishes and love to them. I don’t think most of us can imagine what it must be like to go through what they’re experiencing, but through it all, they’ve been an amazing, strong family.

Staying in a hospital for an extended period of time is trying. The comforts of home are too far both in distance and thought to be of any use. Some of us have been working to put together a way for everyone to do a little more; let’s send Josh’s family something to make it even just a tiny bit easier for them to get through this tough time.

There are two ways to help:

1. Send The Hopkins Family an item from this wishlist that I put together. We’ve taken suggestions from Josh and others, and would love to hear what you think should be added. If there’s something specific you want to send that’s not on the list, just tell me (whitaker at virginia dot edu) and I’ll add it so you can send it yourself.

2. Looking to help, but not with any specific item? Sean Hussey is handling donations through Paypal. Sean and I will take all the money pooled and use it to get something on the list or something else you might suggest. Send your donations to Sean via sean at seanhussey dot com. He’ll send you a confirmation and let you know for what your donation was used.

If you can think of any other ways to help, we’re all ears. There are many of us who admire Josh for his sense of humor, his strength, and his love for his little girl. Let’s help them out and give something back.

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