Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Visit to Riley

 A lot of people have been asking Adam and I how we are doing, if we are holding up okay and if we need anything. To be honest, we continue to take it day by day. Some days are better than others and we know we are fortunate to have such a supportive group of friends and family. We thank all of you who have emailed, sent cards, and made donations in honor of Olivia, we continue to be amazed by all of the support.

Today we had a good day, we decided to visit Olivia's friend, Graham, at Riley Hospital. Graham was born the day after Olivia and we became friends with his family during our time there. Adam and I have been following Graham's story through their blog and he has had quite the challenging month. He has amazing parents, Katie and Bill, along with a very supportive group of friends and family. was great to see them today and to see Graham again, he is hanging in there! He's such a little fighter and we know our angel Olivia is watching over her friend and giving him the strength he needs at this time. Please keep Graham and his family in your prayers.

I head back to work's been a tough couple months at home and I think the best medicine for me at this time is to head back to work. The kids always bring a smile to my face and their parents have been truely amazing to Adam and I during this time. My coworkers are also extremely supportive, I'm so blessed to work in such a great environment.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Olivia's Memorial Service

We are sorry that it has been a little while since our last post (hopefully, you are all still checking in on occasion), but we wanted to make sure that we had all of the information regarding Olivia's memorial service available before we posted anything.

We will be having a memorial service for Olivia at Our Lady of Mount Carmel (14596 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel, IN) this Saturday, January 9th, at 12 noon (Eastern Time).  A visitation will be held in the church from 11-12 before the memorial begins at noon.

Also, many of you have asked if you can do anything to help us honor Olivia.  We have decided to donate to the Riley Hospital for Children.  If you would like to make a donation as well, please do so to the Riley Children's Foundation and fill out the memo line to read NICU Family Support - Olivia Burns.  Checks can be mailed to:

Riley Hospital for Children
Attn: Susan Sears
Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
699 West Drive, RR 208
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5119

If you would prefer to make your donation online, please refer to the following website:

The gift is to benefit "Riley Children's Foundation", In memory of Olivia Burns.  We also request that under Additional Comments you add "In Memory of Olivia Burns to support the Riley NICU Family Support Program Memory Boxes".

We continue to thank you for all your support!