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 September 2022
  • Anonymous September 2022
  • Lauren Rose September 2022 $50.00
  • Laura Ostertag September 2022 $30.00
  • Jim and Jo Stitt September 2022 $100.00
  • Jennifer Resner September 2022 $75.00
  • Tom Pilon September 2022 $100.00
  • Anonymous September 2022 $100.00
  • Linda Larson September 2022 $50.00
  • Lynn Johnson September 2022
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  • Julene Stitt Happy Birthday my sweet boys!! August 2022 $400.00
  • Principal Financial Grp/The Blackbaud Giving Fund Volunteer Grant September 2022 $242.75
  • Max & Sam's Mommy I love you boys with all my being! Love, Mommy July 2022 $200.00
  • Jim and Jo Stitt September 2022 $100.00
  • Tom Pilon September 2022 $100.00
  • Anonymous September 2022 $100.00
  • Jim and Jo Stitt September 2022 $100.00
  • Marilyn Jager August 2022 $100.00
  • Jennifer Resner September 2022 $75.00
  • Lauren Rose September 2022 $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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