One woman’s unique plea to help her 14 month old son got an overwhelming response from the public.
Graham Hennings is a little more than a year old.
He was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, an illness that destroys muscle strength and makes it hard to digest fats.
One of the only things he can digest is breast milk, but when his mother wasn’t able to produce it, she asked for help in an unlikely way.
Kelly Hennings admits asking for breast milk on social media is an odd thing to do.
“I just kind of put it out there, like how do you guys get breast milk? Do you buy it, you know, how do you do this? It seems kind of weird to me. I’ve never done this before,” Hennings explained.
That’s when she found Eats on Feets, a Facebook page where moms are able to connect with other women to get breast milk.
The site started in 2010 and has spread all over the world.
“I didn’t really know that this was a thing, like sharing breast milk just seemed kind of like a weird concept to me,” Hennings said.
She posted on the wall anyway, saying “Looking for breast milk in the Augusta area. Willing to drive an hour or so to pick up if needed…” She added a picture of Graham and an explanation of his condition.
She didn’t expect much to come of her post.
“I knew it was big to ask people for that because I know like the work that goes into pumping and you know getting up a big stock,” she said.
Within days Hennings had almost 3,000 shares on her post, and hundreds of women asking what they can do to help.
“It was just so humbling, like I said because, I know like how hard of work that is and how precious it is,” Hennings continued.
Now Hennings has a freezer full of milk for her baby boy to last him the next 6 months.
To get more information on Eats on Feets you can visit this link.
They have Facebook pages for each state and all around the country.