Green is where the Heart Is for November 11th, 2015

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 11 November 2015 05:00

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.”  ~ George Bernard Shaw

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

A young family in our community needs our help.  Adam Piper, who works for the Courtyard Marriott and his wife Angela must have dreamed of the day they could tell their 3 year old son Austin that he was going to become a big brother. The day came but doctors had discovered the baby in utero was developing with a birth defect called CDH which stands for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.
According to their website, “Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) occurs in approximately 1 in every 2,500 births (1,600 cases in the U.S. each year). The cause of CDH is not yet known. The diaphragm is formed in the first trimester of pregnancy and controls the lungs' ability to inhale and exhale. CDH occurs when the diaphragm fails to form or to close totally and an opening allows abdominal organs into the chest cavity. This inhibits lung growth.”
It must have felt like a miracle when this young family found there was medical care that could help baby Noah survive. 
Mom and Austin moved to Florida to be close to a Neonatal Surgical Team who will stabilize baby Noah at time of delivery.  Dad has had to stay in North Carolina to maintain his career. 
Coworkers realized that Piper’s double costs of supporting both homes with the enormous emotional stress of being separated from his family (a dad who was never away from his son before) was a burden that they wanted to help lessen.
On Thursday November 19th 7pm-9pm the Courtyard, Carolina Beach Oceanfront at 100 Charlotte Avenue will host a fundraiser.  Cost is $10 per person and that includes beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres. 
There will be live entertainment and a silent art auction.  As this is compliments of the Marriott, all proceeds go directly to the Piper family. 
If you are an artist or would like to make a donation for the auction, please contact Brittni Harding at the Marriott. xo mo
Visit to read about the family’s journey and to donate directly online.
Throughout this journey, updates will be provided to keep all informed of baby Noah’s progress. #BabyNoahsCDHJourney #pleasepray
"Thank you for taking the time to read about baby Noah’s fight and thank you for helping us in any way you can - we are eternally grateful."
Adam, Angela, Austin & Noah
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products. 
Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at  FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.


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