The support of the mom blogger community was beautiful to watch, and proof of the power of the online community that moms have built for support and to share experiences! A wonderful geek (Bil Simser) that helped rebuild Heather Spohr's website (Maddie's mom) after it crashed due to number of visitors had a great way of summarizing it: "The mommy-blog world is a freakin’ powerful machine".
He posted with an amazing fundraiser, as are posts across the blogosphere. I donated to Heather's walk and put her widget on my site to help raise money for the March of Dimes. When I first put the widget up on the LA Moms Blog and TechMamas.com the night I heard the news, the amount of money raised was $3k. NOW IT IS UP PAST 26k AND GROWING!
AMomTwoBoys blog chronicled the support and was a central place to post links to the blog posts about Maddie (Now at 434!).
I dress in purple today as a tribute to Maddie (and her brave family), instead of being able to attend the funeral, I will do my own personal tribute by joining in Operation Purple Ballon.