About the Author

Amber C Haines, author of Wild in the Hollow, has 4 sons, a guitar-playing husband, theRunaMuck, and rare friends. She loves the funky, the narrative, and the dirty South. She finds community among the broken and wants to know your story. Amber is curator with her husband Seth Haines of Mother...

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  1. What a beautiful and amazing story!! Eliot’s story has touched my heart in such a deep way. I have no words…

  2. What a great reminder 99 balloons always is. My husband and I are totally adding this to our places of giving for February, for sure. Thank you for sharing Eliot – he continues to live on.

  3. I remember holding a friend’s baby who lived only 21 days and thinking totally overcome that she would share him with me even for a moment. He was born with his heart upside-down and even the Dr’s couldn’t figure out how the blood was getting round his body, but for 21 days it did.

  4. Amber, God Bless you for sharing this post today !! Every little butterfly in my heart is fluttering as I read this INCREDIBLE example of God’s LOVE. No time to tell my full story here, but my small child has a chromosomal deletion and is ventilator dependent after an 8 month hospital stay. There are no words for me to describe how grateful I am that you have lifted up this organization in an awesome way. Families like mine need to know we are not alone…. we are never alone in Christ, but isn’t this one of the ways He shows us that? Blessings to you <3

  5. As a single woman with an autism spectrum disorder. I uderstand what you are saying about the least of them. I think that the general world at large looks down on disability and views people who need extra love and care as a burden to the rest of society. But like you and the Mooney family, I know that we can learn and grow and be useful in other ways. Anyone born in this world is born for a reason, because God gave them life, no matter how short, and he loves them as he loves us so we are all valuable and that is why we care, because Jesus cares.

  6. Amber,

    Every child no matter how they were born is precious to God! They should be special to us as Christians also! God can and does work miracles in people’s lives daily. The miracle might only be a child born for 99 days or just 21 days or whatever. Each child can teach us lessons and help teach the world about disability and how to reach out and help!

    God Bless! 🙂