Heartstrings and Angel Wings
BREAUX BRIDGE – Heath Logan arrived Sept. 19, 2007, 16 weeks too soon, weighing only 1 pound 4 ounces.
First-time parents Colt and Heidi Patin were eager to dress their newborn son in cute baby clothes.
But, because of his size, the only clothes available were from the Internet and the Build-A-Bear store.
After spending over $100 on just a few outfits, family and friends got together and soon Heath Logan had an entire wardrobe of handmade outfits.
Then, another Patin baby arrived early. Colt’s brother Chad and his wife Jennifer welcomed a baby girl, Amelia, June 17, 2008. More preemie clothes were needed.
In 2008, Heartstrings and Angel Wings, a non-profit Christian charity organization, was formed by the Patin family. They provide handmade clothes for babies in the neonatal intensive care units of Acadiana area hospitals.
Their service provides comfort for families.They can view their little loved one in everyday clothing. They provide micro preemie clothing to those weighing 1 pound or less and up to 5 pounds.
Heartstrings and Angel Wings is operated entirely on donations. Volunteers donate their time every first Saturday of the month cutting, sewing and packing clothes donated to area hospitals.
Each care package includes tiny shirts, gowns, hats, blankets and incubator covers donated to the families at no cost.
To raise funds, Heartstrings and Angel Wings is having a Gumbo-Cookoff, raffle and silent auction Saturday, March 14 at Crawfish Town USA.
For more information about this organization, contact Christy, 332-5959 or Rachel, 332-4769. Visit their Web site www.heartstringsandangelwings.com