by Jill

In May and June of 2010 something magical and inspiring happened on this blog. What started out as my simple mission to raise $1,000 for a family whose baby boy was battling Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma, turned into the most generous outpouring of love and support this blog has ever had the pleasure to experience. Baby Rabies readers came together, and in 3 short weeks, blew my original $1,000 goal out of the water by raising over $9,400 for Baby Sam and the Sartin family.

It started with this post.

You can read more posts about Sam and the fundraiser as it progressed hereherehere (which includes a MUST SEE thank you video), and here.

You can still donate money to the Sartin family for Sam as he continues his battle. Just click on the “donate” button below. To keep up with Sam’s journey, check out the Sartin’s blog – AlexandCassie.blogspot.com

The following amazing and generous companies came together to donate their products and services in exchange for donations to the #helpSam fundraising PayPal account.

Featured Sponsor- Modern Bird Studios– 12x 24 custom piece of art ($280 value, US only)

Lisa Leonard Designs- $100 credit for custom jewelry (anywhere)
Blogs By Mandy– one blog design ($60, anywhere)
Moby Wrap– one Moby Wrap and coordinating acccessories set ($50+, US only)
The Vintage Chain – $50 credit for handstamped jewelry (anywhere)
Mabel’s Labels – LOL Essentials Combo Pack ($48, US & Canada)
YouGotScents– Scentsy Full Size System ($40, US only)
Delovely Designs– custom birthday party or baby shower invitation design (design only, not printing, anywhere, $30)
Dr. Greene- Autographed copies of Raising Baby Green and Feeding Baby Green (2 separate prizes, priceless, US & Canada)
Maureen Lipinski– Autographed copies of A Bump in the Road and Not Ready For Mom Jeans (2 separate prizes, priceless, US & Canada)
Baby Teresa– one 100% cotton onesie ($35, anywhere)
Crunchy Clean– 1 green cleaning kit, 1 bag of laundry detergent, 1 bag of diaper detergent (1 prize, $30+, US only)
BoogaBoo Boutique– Full size and matching travel size fabric covered wipes case ($25, US only)
No Time For Flashcards– 2 Alphabet Crafts eBooks (2 prizes, $8 each, anywhere)

Added 5/24

Ju-Ju-Be – 2 Mighty Be bags (2 prizes, $48, US only)
Kids Fly Safe – CARES Child Aviation Restraint System ($75, US only)
KidsCraft – 1 Shuttle Imagination Play House ($70) and 1 Creation Cottage ($60) (2 prizes, US only)
Zebra Mix – 1 Deluxe Cupcake Studio Kit ($23) and 1 Organic Deluxe Flour Power Cookie Kit ($23) (2 prizes, US only)
Wild Creations – 1 EcoAquarium Classic Kit ($30) and 1 Wallace & Gromit Cracking Alarm Clock  ($35) (2 prizes, US only)
Marshmallow Fun – 1 Classic Blaster marshmallow shooter ($28) and 1 Zebra Shooter ($27) each with a bag of edible ammo (2 prizes, US only)
Sally Daner Designs – Winners choice of either Lotus Petal Shaped earrings or Crystal Teardrop earrings ($50, 1 prize, US only)
Charmed and Dangerous– One charm necklace of winner’s choice ($48, US only)
Mandy and Pandy– 1 set of 6 Mandy and Pandy books and 1 pair of Mandy and Pandy Dolls ($88, 1 prize, US only)
Fair Indigo– 1 organic Toddler Jiffy Sweater and matching organic Jiffy the Giraffe doll ($74, 1 prize, US only)
Nookie Scooter– $25 credit toward anything in the store (US only)

Added 5/26

Kids Preferred – $200 basket of plush toys (US only)
Innovative Kids – $100 worth earth friendly of books, puzzles and games (US only)
Alphabotz – 2 sets of Superphonic Decoder Cards ($20, 2 prizes, US only)

Added 5/29

Rachel Devine Photography – 5 copies of a full set of Photoshop actions and presets “The Whole Kit and Caboodle”  (must have CS3 or above to use it) ($170 each, 5 prizes)
Softly Sweetly – 2.5 dozen assorted specialty marshmallows ($30, US only)
Vamplets – 1 Vamplet baby plush vampyre and disappearing bottle of “blood” ($20, US only)
AJ Designs Jewelry – Jet black and sterling silver ring ($32, US only)

Added 6/8
Lia Sophia– any piece up to $100 in value (US only, only available through Irene)
Happy Girl Greetings– $50 store credit (free shipping anywhere internationally)
Sweet Adeline– $20 store credit (US only)
















50 Things to Do Before You Deliver: The First Time Moms Pregnancy Guide
Available now: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


And now for something entirely different. « The Baby Formerly Known As Optimus Prime May 21, 2010 - 11:23 am

[…] BabyRabies, who has set up an incredible drawing with some really great companies.  $5 an entry goes straight […]

#helpSam update | Baby Rabies May 26, 2010 - 3:45 pm

[…] #helpSam […]

c’mon pooksville peeps – let’s #helpsam!!! « last train to pooksville May 28, 2010 - 10:01 pm

[…] donate, please click this link to jill’s blog! it’s actually a double-win because you’ll be entering her AMAZING contest at well as […]

To #helpSam | The Bottle Chronicles May 30, 2010 - 11:20 am

[…] can get the best coverage and health care possible. So, Jill…being the amazing person she is, has set up a fundraiser for the Sartin family, for Sam. Just $5 can help out so […]

Lisa Leonard Designs Review and $100 Giveaway | Baby Rabies June 16, 2010 - 2:13 pm

[…] #helpSam […]

non-alcoholic margarita mocktail July 12, 2014 - 11:16 pm

[…] ****Don’t forget to #helpSam and enter to win one of the very awesome prizes I’m drawing winners for on June 11th. $5 gets you one entry and makes a world of difference to Sam’s family as he battles Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. […]

It’s super fun to freak mom out, even in utero. July 12, 2014 - 11:18 pm

[…] have officially passed our SUPER AWESOME goal of $7,500 to help the Sartin Family! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We still have today and all of tomorrow […]

Baby Rabies | The Heart of Life is Good August 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

[…] closing entries to the #helpSam giveaway tonight at 10 pm CST, so that still gives us plenty of time to raise more. Remember that all it […]


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.