17th Minnesota Hope & Hearts Run/Walk – 2022

Team MAX & SAM

September 25, 2022 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Team MAX & SAM

Join us celebrating and remembering MAX & SAM while raising funds for Missing GRACE Foundation! Our 14th year participating!!

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you...

 

Here is my story, Max and Sam's story...

On August 10, 2008 and 24 weeks into my pregnancy my twin babies were delivering and I found myself on the way to Fairview Riverside via ambulance.  By the time I got there, one of babies was already in the birth canal and an emergency C-section needed to done.

My two little boys were born-
Samuel James was stillborn due to a bruise on his sholder from being in the birth canal. He had blood pooling there and there wasn't enough blood running through his little system to keep his heart going. He weighed 1 lb 11 oz.

Maxwell James was born in critical condition and had many problems with his little premature body including bleeding in the brain, a collapsed lung, and other serious issues as well. He survived about 24 hours. He weighed 1lb 9oz.

As you can imagine, our hearts were broken and it was the most horrible and sad thing I have ever experienced in my life. I was so angry, wondering why God might give us these babies only to take them away so soon but I found strength I never knew I had and decided it wasn't for me to know. I still cry when I need to cry but I am healing. But there will always be pieces of me missing. I will always wonder what my little boys would look like, what their personalities would be like, and who they might grow up to be.


 

Our Supporters

  • Meghan Degneau 2 days ago
  • Anonymous 3 days ago
  • Lauren Rose 4 days ago $50.00
  • Laura Ostertag 4 days ago $30.00
  • Jim and Jo Stitt 5 days ago $100.00
  • Jennifer Resner 5 days ago $75.00
  • Tom Pilon 6 days ago $100.00
  • Anonymous 6 days ago $100.00
  • Linda Larson 1 week ago $50.00
  • Lynn Johnson 1 week ago
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  • Julene Stitt Happy Birthday my sweet boys!! Last month $400.00
  • Principal Financial Grp/The Blackbaud Giving Fund Volunteer Grant 3 weeks ago $242.75
  • Max & Sam's Mommy I love you boys with all my being! Love, Mommy Last month $200.00
  • Jim and Jo Stitt 5 days ago $100.00
  • Tom Pilon 6 days ago $100.00
  • Anonymous 6 days ago $100.00
  • Jim and Jo Stitt 3 weeks ago $100.00
  • Marilyn Jager Last month $100.00
  • Jennifer Resner 5 days ago $75.00
  • Lauren Rose 4 days ago $50.00
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Our Team Members

  • Julene Stitt Julene Stitt Team Captain $80.00
  • T Theodore Bye
  • R Rebecca Bye
  • MB Michael Bye
  • J Josephine Stitt
  • JS Jim Stitt
  • JS Jilian Stitt
  • JS Joey Stitt
  • JS Jacob Stitt
  • JS Jorja Stitt
  • JS Juliet Stitt
  • JS Jacob Stitt
  • JS Jorja Stitt
  • JS Juliet Stitt

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