Colette Louise Tisdahl was born on May 23, 2018, a force to be reckoned with, and lived her short life inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before gaining her angel wings on May 31, 2018. In memory of her and inspired by their journey, her parents, Mark and Michelle, founded The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation. The mission of the nonprofit is to improve outcomes of pregnancy, childbirth, prematurity, and infancy, as well as aid in the grieving process through financial assistance, education, and advocacy. Since the founding of the organization in September 2018, more than 1,800 families have been helped with over $1 million in grants.
For her fifth birthday and angelversary, we are launching two separate programs: (1) random acts of kindness and (2) Daisy Club.
Random Acts of Kindness
Colette, a little girl who touched so many hearts during her short time on earth, continues to be a shining example of generosity and compassion. Although her fifth birthday won’t be as we imagined, we still want to honor this special girl who has forever touched our hearts. Her legacy of giving back lives on, and we’re inviting you to be a part of it. Join us in celebrating Colette, and making the world a brighter place, one act of kindness at a time. Whether it’s treating a stranger to a cup of coffee, brightening a sick friend’s day with a beautiful bouquet, or giving back to your local community, we invite you to perform nine acts of kindness as a symbol of each day of Colette’s precious life. Whether it’s treating a stranger to a cup of coffee, brightening a sick friend’s day with a beautiful bouquet, or giving back to your local community, we invite you to perform nine acts of kindness as a symbol of each day of Colette’s precious life. When you perform the act, please share one of our cards or share a little bit about the inspiration behind the act of service.
Colette’s mom, Michelle, throughout her pregnancy, had vivid dreams of a young girl running ahead of her through fields of daisies. At the same time, Colette’s great-grandmother (Michelle’s grandmother, known affectionately as Cece) insisted that daisies be planted in a certain section of her beloved garden despite multiple people telling her that they would not grow there. Shortly after Colette was born, the daisies bloomed exponentially, defying all odds. They quickly became known as Colette’s daisies, which they still bloom every spring.
In celebration of Colette’s fifth birthday, we are introducing the Daisy Club. Membership to the club is reserved for those who choose to set up recurring donations of at least $50 monthly. Membership perks include a 10% discount in our online store, early access to ticket sales and events, and other special privileges in the future.
We are so fortunate to have had donors who have been giving $50 or more monthly for some time. So in honor of these awesome donors and of Colette’s birthstone, we have created the Emerald Daisy level for donors giving at the Daisy Club level for one year or more.
Membership perks include a 15% discount in our online store, premiere access to ticket sales and events, and other special privileges in the future.
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