Tenaha Teacher Turns Personal Tragedy into a Way to Help Others by Gracie Martinson

March 11, 2015 - Tenaha Elementary teacher Nina Vick and husband Coach Vick were both excited to welcome their baby girl last summer. It had been an uneventful pregnancy up to that point, so when she began having contractions on the morning of June 8th, she assumed that she was experiencing those oh-so-common Braxton Hicks contractions. She headed to the hospital thinking they would be sent right home; never once did she think they would ever be leaving the hospital without their beautiful baby girl.

Brooklyn Alexis Vick was born soon after 3:53pm at 32 weeks and 6 days gestation. Mrs. Vick held her precious angel in her arms, and she had to say goodbye forever. Because of Nina’s experience, she knows how difficult it is to lose a child that way. So to help other grieving parents, she has started a Facebook auction to raise money to buy bereavement items for the local hospitals to give to grieving families. These items will help parents remember their babies.

How do I find the auction?
Log on your Facebook account and search Brooklyn Alexis Memorial Auction and like the page. You will find a You Tube video with The Vick’s story, as well as pictures of all the items up for bidding.

How do I bid?
Beginning March 13th , you can begin bidding. To place a bid, comment on the picture of the item you want. If you’re outbidding someone, you need to bid at least a dollar higher than the person who bid before you. You must have a PayPal account to bid. If you do not have a PayPal account, please be sure to set one up before the auction. It is free and easy to do.

Be aware that Facebook will sometimes flag comments as spam so that no one can see them but you. If this happens, please contact Nina Vick on the Brooklyn Alexis Memorial Facebook page.

How do I donate items or money?
If you would like to donate items for the auction, contact Nina Vick on the auction page. You can donate any handmade or retail items, or if you would like to make a straight money donation you can send cash or a check. All the money raised will help other families like the Vicks get through a tragic time.