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About me: I'm 42 and added another gherkin to our pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our 9-year-old Junior, our 6-year-old Everett, our toddler and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

While we're on the topic of universal mammary glands...

A friend of mine just told me she is donating her excess supply to the International Breast Milk Project.

Isn't that amazing? You can actually donate breast milk to infants affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.

She had to pass some tests and actually had to mail in a sample for the organization to examine. Of course, she passed with flying colors. This is a woman who'll go for a 20-mile run just because. She has no vices, other than Tai Bo and sunflower seeds.

Her healthiness is actually really fricken annoying! There was that one time she downed half a bottle of vodka and we had to take a cab home from the bar because she was puking but that's one time. Me? 6,345,987,239 times. Cigarettes? She's never even tried one.

Well anyway, this is a big nod to her. Those kids are in store for one serious powerhouse punch.

5 comments:

Jenn P. said...

I think that is great! I am a NICU nurse and we have donated breast milk that has been pasturized to some of our babies who really need it and are not getting it from their mom for what ever reason. Tell her way to go for me!

Dto3 said...

Does breastmilk have an expiration date?

Bev Sykes said...

wonderful idea. When I was nursing (40 years ago), we didn't know about HIV (I wonder if it was prevalent in Africa, just un-named), but I donated milk for several months for a baby with a malabsorption syndrome. Actually donated milk through the post-birth of my 4th and also of my 5th. Poor Tommy Koehler lived only a little over 2 years and never grew to be more than 6 lbs.

At one time I was nursing a newborn, a toddler, and collecting milk for Tommy. I felt like I should just move in a milking machine!

Goldtone Designs said...

Good for her and I love your style of writing! It's what I think in my head and sometimes, if I am brave enough actually say out loud! Your a riot!


peace,
Jen

Frogs in my formula said...

Bev, you deserve a nice trip somewhere! Goodness!