We are pleased to welcome summer resident Matt Mooney to the store for a reading, discussion and signing of his book, A Story Unfinished. Matt will join us on Thursday, August 1st from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This is a free wine and cheese event and reservations are requested. For more information, please call us at 231.347.1180 or send us an email.
At thirty weeks pregnant Matt Mooney and his wife Ginny were informed that their child had a genetic disease Trisomy 18. They were told that birth was unlikely. That life was not viable. That a bleak future awaited.
They were not told that they would get 99 days with this child and these precious days would change them forever. Through the sleepless nights, an unrelenting desire for answers, and the frightening reality that slides in where optimism once resided, Matt and Ginny walked with family and friends through the life and death of their first born son.
At Eliot's funeral, 99 balloons were released into the air to represent the 99 days of his life. This act of remembrance stirred the hearts of a community and a country.
The story of Eliot was featured on Oprah and the Today show. A video of his life was watched by millions on Youtube. But the story of Eliot's life and death is not the end of this journey. Through the impact of his life, a legacy has continued.
Eliot wasn't supposed to make it to full term.At thirty weeks into the pregnancy, Matt and Ginny Mooney were told their child had a genetic disease that made his birth unlikely. If their baby lived, it would be for only hours or perhaps a few days.But Eliot was born and lived 99 days.