Coping with LM is an organization based in New Jersey that helps families that have infants affected by laryngomalacia. According to Children's Hospital in Philadelphia,  Laryngomalacia is a congenital softening of the tissues of the larynx (voice box) above the vocal cords. This is the most common cause of noisy breathing in infancy. The laryngeal structure is malformed and floppy, causing the tissues to fall over the airway opening and partially block it. Most infants have surgery to correct the problem when they are 18 to 20 months old. Of course, the breathing issues are not only tough on the infant, but on the parents as well.

Coping with LM sends care packages to the families that are treating/battling Laryngomalacia. According to Patch.com, they sent out 151 care packages in 2017 and as of July 2018, they had already sent out 100 of the care packages.

What Coping With LM is in need of at this time most is handmade baby blankets in a size 36x36 inches. The blankets need to be made from new materials such as fleece, yarn or fabric. They are also in need of new with tags infant-toddler pajamas, storybooks, coloring and sticker books. Travel size personal care items for Mom and Dad are also accepted.

If you are able to make or purchase blankets and donate them, donations can be mailed to Coping With LM PO Box 313 Port Monmouth, NJ 07758. Questions should be directed to Stephanie at CopingWithLM@yahoo.com

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