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Newborns in Crisis: FedEx Operations Manager Fosters More Than 75 Critical Need Babies

August 7, 2017


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Jim Madill and his wife Lisa give a whole new meaning to the term empty nest syndrome. After raising three children of their own, the Saskatchewan couple felt they still had more to give…a lot more. In the last 12 years, they have fostered more than 75 critical-need infants.

“The moms of some of these babies are usually challenged with something and can’t handle the child themselves,” said Jim, an operations manager with FedEx Express. “These are mostly high-needs babies. Most of them are addicted to something. They usually go through a 6-8 week period of detoxing from alcohol, drugs or whatever it is. It leaves them shaky.”

Despite the high demand on Jim and Lisa, the couple notes that their labor of love has never been a burden.

“We committed to helping these children become healthy and ready for the next phase of their life,” Jim said.

Watch the video to see the full story.



Comments

    Jordan James Madill says:

    MY PARENTS ARE GREAT

    Brunda Barnes says:

    What an unselfish way to share your life with these babies who really need the LOVE and attention at this early stage in their young lives. Thank you so much and God Bless You and Your Wife!

    Christine Lord says:

    Jordan James Madill, that is an understatement! =)

    Frank Michalik says:

    What a blessing you two really are. Thank you just doesn’t say enough for what you are giving these babies. Thank you for sharing.

    Pamela says:

    What a truly inspirational story of love and kindness. God bless you both.

    Pam Keeffe says:

    What a beautiful story – Gods Angels in action. The two of you are absolutely wonderful in all that you do for these children. God bless you for your kind, compassionate heart and love. Words cannot describe how touching your story is.

    Jeffrey Dorcheus says:

    Pam is right, Jim and Lisa are truly Gods angels and are here for just that purpose of those babies. They are unselfish, God fearing and blessed beyond all I can imagine. To impact the lives of those gifts from God is a debt that can never be repaid here on earth, only heaven. This story only gave me hope that all is not lost in our world. I can say with out hesitation , there is a great room in heaven for Jim and Lisa. FedEx is blessed to have them in this company.

    Denise Davis says:

    Awesome Parents!! I commend you both on such an amazing job on your unselfish and determined soul to help these babies. May God continue to bless you both and I only wish to become like you one day!

    Rita Yee says:

    WOW. Just WOW. I am in tears. What a wonderful way to give back and to make a real difference in the future. I am filled with such hope and faith after seeing what you two are doing!!

    Holly says:

    yes they most certainly are!

    Brenda Cabel says:

    They sure are !

    Jamey Kitlinski says:

    Absolutely amazing!

    Barbara Voyton says:

    I just started following FedEx today. I’m going into my eleventh year with Ground in De – I love participating in FedEx Cares inniatives.I have to say, out of the stories in this site that I browsed today, your parents stories is the most heart warming 1 by far! To know that they are doing something so meaningful that literally shapes a babies whole future is amazing….and to be on their 76th child that they’ve helped- I’m speechless.
    God Bless them and their kind acts- they are true Heros.

    Teressa Brenneman says:

    Thank you for your love and care of children in need.

    Dawn Yauger says:

    God bless you for your kind hearts and taking care of these babies.

    Kathy Peters says:

    Thank you for blessing these children and our world with your gifts of love and dedication to the vulnerable little ones.

    Justine says:

    A beautiful video of some beautiful people doing a very beautiful thing for these precious little ones!

    Patty Crouch says:

    This is a wonderful gift from their hearts!

    Karen Roberts-Ashline says:

    You and your wife are truly doing Gods work, evidence that Angels walk among us.
    Thank you for your unselfish act of love.

    Penny Powers says:

    Jim and Lisa are truly wonderful people. Watching them with the little ones is amazing. It was a pleasure working with Jim, and meeting Lisa.

    Paul Hudson says:

    Both of you are a reflection of our great and loving God. Thank you for this wonderful work/mission that you are doing. God bless you.

    Jason Zorns says:

    The world needs more loving people like this… God Bless!

    Jacky Hagenbach says:

    What an extraordinary story. You are incredible human beings…an inspiration to everyone.

    Iris says:

    What a blessing for those children in need of love and affection. How good it is to see people that still make a difference in this world so difficult that we are living. May God continue to bless both of you, and give you the strength you need to continue this great cause. Beautiful story!!

    Jessica Froehlich says:

    Such a great example of love – thank you for setting it. Truly inspiring.

    Cheryl Graham says:

    You two are amazing.. Thank you for all that you do. You are a true blessing. Inspiring to know there are people out in the world that put other over themselves.

    sophia says:

    What an inspiring story when you do things from your heart you know its good because it touchiest everyone’s heart!!!!!!

    Doug Land says:

    Amazing and uplifting story … Thank you for the inspiration.

    Cathy Kolmansberger says:

    Jim and Lisa, thank you for taking the time to do this video and share with the FedEx family the wonderful gift you are giving to these infants. Jim I remember our drive from Regina to Saskatoon a few years ago when you were telling me what you do outside of work – I still tear up.

    God Bless you and Lisa and the little ones you care for.

    Christina Williams says:

    This is a true expression of love.

    Trina Sarabia-Coon says:

    Awesome may God Bless you both such an amazing couple.

    Denise Blais says:

    A-mazing!
    Blessed beyond words to hear of such a dedicated, selfless and passionate couple.

    marla g smith says:

    You are truly a blessing to many. those babies are given a great start in life because of your love and tender care. If we had more caring people in the world, it would be a much better place. My God continue to shine his blessing upon you. AWESOME!

    Charlotte Wilson says:

    My heart was overjoyed by the abundance of love, care, and time these two individuals invest in the lives of these children. I can’t even explain how full my heart became as I watched the video. I have no words to describe it beyond a huge smile on my heart. Thank you for sharing this story! I’ll take good news any day!

    Mary says:

    Not everyone can be a parent…it is beautiful that this loving family can provide some positive comfort to these little ones. I pray that the child continues to have this love once leaves the care of the Madill family. God Bless them.

    John W. Felter says:

    Great story of unselfish giving!

    irma says:

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH MANY REWARDS …ADMAZING JOJ THAT YOU ARE DOING…GOD BLESS

    Brett Buckhold says:

    God Bless You Guys!

    Erich Schadly says:

    Example of doing God’s will. You and your wife are true meaning of love and great leadership!! Thank you

    Judy Sherman says:

    What a wonderful way to share your God given gift of love and nurturing. These infants will grow into strong adults and share their special gifts with the world also. Thank you for all the care and love that goes into caring for those babies.

    Sara Green says:

    How fantastic. Wow, what huge hearts you all have. So proud to be apart of your FedEx family and all the best in what you do in the future.

    lisa solomon says:

    You and your wife are Angels on Earth.

    Nina Ware says:

    Wow! What a blessing you are to the children…May God continue to Bless your family thank you for sharing….words can not explain how you have touched my heart…Thank you!

    Jeannette Martin says:

    God be with you all and give you strength to do all the great work with the babies. Their is a special place in heaven for you !!

    Maggie Hu says:

    You have such warm heart. what you did and keep doing means a lot to whole world. we’re human not because we can read or write, we’re human because we’re capble to love each other, support each other and make the world a better place.

    Linda Eckel says:

    I am overwhelmed at your beautiful story. God bless you for your unselfish acts of love. What an inspiration to us all.

    Anonymous says:

    God bless you for the beautiful people that you are.

    Ashlie Journet says:

    Jim and Lisa you guys are truly amazing and a blessing to these precious babies. This story was very touching and it’s great to see you guys live your life with purpose. GOD bless you all.

    Dalia Hartman says:

    In a world where most people live selfish lives, your love and selflessness stands out as beacon of light. May God bless you in your mission.

    Vanessa Pyatt says:

    Amazing! I’m covered in goosebumps and my eyes are brimming with tears. What a blessing you are to those children! I’m truly in awe and inspired by your gift of love.

    David Mayes says:

    Blessed indeed. Great to see such love for those in need.

    Marianne Tamminen says:

    You are a true shining example that there are Angels Among Us. God bless you, your wife and your family for the hope, love, and peace that you are giving these babies and making our world a better place.

    Sarah says:

    We are starting the foster process, and seeing your story give inspiration. There is so much love in the world, and amazing to see you sharing it with these kids!

    Kennita Scott says:

    I was a foster parent for 10 years in Baltimore MD. There is no greater reward then receiving a call years later from a child who was blessed by your love. God Bless you guys and may you continue to inspire us all!

    Tricia Wolford says:

    You’re an inspiring couple blessing so many lives.

    Rob says:

    What a blessing you guys are to all those beautiful lives. Many blessings!!!

    Paula says:

    Story brought tears to my eyes.. Tears of Joy to see that there are still people in this world that are self sacrificing for others..specially these babies.. May God continue to bless them.. Thank you for sharing this story.

    Jacqueline says:

    Absolutely beautiful story! You two are an amazing blessing and true example of how to give back unselfishly. May you continue to be blessed in all you do. Thanks for sharing.

    Ann Singleton says:

    What a beautiful story. May God bless you to continue this good work!

    Heather Greening says:

    Lisa and Jim, You two are incredible loving people and this made me cry. It’s an honour to call you my friends.

    Julie Belfort says:

    Lindo exemplo de amor e altruísmo. Obrigada por compartilhar (e inspirar) a todos nós com essa história, Jim.

    lisa says:

    This truly shows that there are real guardian angels among us on earth, as well as in heaven…..you are truly amazing individuals…God Bless You..

    Penny Lawrence says:

    Thank you for what you are giving to those babies. The care that you give to them ensures that they have a great start in life.

    Christy Taylor says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. May God continue to bless you.

    stephen longa says:

    What a world it would be if everyone had HEART’s as BIG as You both. Truly Inspiring.

    Cherelyn Rodgers Jeffries says:

    What a selfless and inspiring act of kindness. May God bless you both for your unwavering love for these high-needs babies.

    Phyllis says:

    Jim and Lisa – you are the real deal. Not many people have the formula you 2 have to do what you do. I admire and respect the powerful role you play. Thank you.
    Phyllis (Lori’s Auntie)

    Liseth Martinez says:

    WOW…thats is awesome.

    Lisa Faust-Woodard says:

    What an inspirational story! You both are truly amazing and thank you for your love and kindness.

    Sharmila Kasbekar says:

    Amazing and inspiring ! Thank you so much.

    JeAnne Flaman says:

    I met Lisa years ago at kaltire. She had one of her babies with here. I was so inspired by her story. You both are incredible.

    Erica D. Tiberio says:

    No truer love! May God Bless You & Keep You!

    Gradythe Carr says:

    May God bless you both for showing such love and compassion! Your selflessness in caring for these special babies touches the heart!

    Maxine Freeman says:

    You both are the perfect example of God’s LOVE!

    Anissa Galbraith says:

    Beautiful story! Those babies are so lucky to have you in their lives.

    Beth M. says:

    Jim and Lisa are setting such a wonderful example of what we ALL should be doing – sharing our time and talents unselfishly. I am truly humbled by this story and will pray for you both as well as the precious little angels you care for. Jordan James Madill – you and your siblings are truly blessed to have such caring and thoughtful parents. May God continue to hold all of you in the palm of His hand!

    marium says:

    Beautiful!

    Darla Fuller says:

    What a blessing you two are. May God continue to bless you both.

    Michelle Milne says:

    WOW! Jim and Lisa your story left me in tears. I am humbled by your unconditional love for these babies which gives them a fighting chance in life. Bless you both!

    Carlos Cruz says:

    It´s an awesome story. I´m proud to work in Fedex because of people like Jim and Lisa. God bless you both.

    Sherri Strickler says:

    The world is a better place for Jim and Lisa being here. Thank you for sharing your story!

    Carly says:

    Amazing story, what a blessing you guys are to those babies! I’ve always thought about doing this but don’t know how well I would do with the separation at the end. God bless you for your work!

    Tammy Gamble says:

    What a beautiful story. Your selfless act to give these babies a strong start in life is truly inspirational.

    Michelle Martin says:

    What a wonderful blessing you give, Jim and Lisa! May God continue to bless you!

    Carol says:

    What an incredible story. May God continue to bless and keep you.

    Dona Jean says:

    Great example of love and kindness…. God bless you both and your family.

    Sam Iepala says:

    I feel blessed just to have seen this story. It’s wonderful!

    Pat says:

    Amazing. Beautiful story. you guys have a huge heart. I truly enjoyed seeing what special work.. it’s not really work.. I enjoyed viewing what your heart has to offer to these babies.. you guys are truly special people. xo

    Greg says:

    Hebrews 13:20-21 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    R.NEHRU says:

    Thank you for your love and care of children in need.

    Susana Rodriguez says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. That was so inspiring.

    Daryl Muszynski says:

    A shining example of true passion and love in a world that can be so dark. A wonderful story.

    Robin Berkan says:

    Lisa and Jim are very special people and take such wonderful care of these blessed little ones. I am thrilled to know them and glad that others will know about their fostering.

    Felicia says:

    Thank you and continued blessings to you and your wife.

    Eliza says:

    This is a wonderful story for people wanting to foster children. I have heard on talk radio the need is great for foster parents. As a former educator, the work to enable a child to have a healthy life never ends. As an aunt, I am proud of my sister in law and the medical doctors in North Carolina for bringing my niece from a baby with a feeding tube to a healthy six year old.

    Ruth Nolan says:

    Bless you both for what you do!

    Kathy Orndoff says:

    An inspiration to us all. Two angels – bless you both!

    Tina Shourd says:

    Love this story. May God continue to keep you healthy and willing to continue this good work.

    Shari Fabig says:

    Jim and Lisa, you are truly an inspiration to many. The love and nurturing compassion you provide to these beautiful babies is heartfelt. Bless you for providing them with such tenderness,care and sensitivity of the misfortunes that they have suffered. Thank you for sharing your gift of life and love.

    Rennia Davis says:

    Just a very beautiful story of love. For our fellow man. May they be blessed with good health to keep going.

    Eurico Ferreira de Oliveira says:

    Oi! Jim e Lisa, mesmo sem entender as suas palavras no vídeo, mas apenas pelos gestos de vocês mostram o amor ao próximo. E são ações como as de vocês dois que fazem acreditarmos que a humanidade sobreviverá por muitos anos.
    Deus abençoe vocês dois.

    Arsalan Hashmi says:

    Jim and Lisa, this is such a wonderful thing both of you are doing – giving back to the community in such a way – God bless you both and wish you all the very best in all your endevaours.

    Terence says:

    a very touching story and a wonderful example of using the experience of raising your own children over the years to help others….thank you so much for sharing.

    Charles Davis says:

    Thank you for opening your home and hearts to these little ones. Clearly they are a blessing to you and you a blessing to them.

    Vatrice Williams says:

    My heart is so warmed by the love that you both share with these special little ones. God Bless you both

    Courtney Stock says:

    I rarely read or comment on anything, however this story has captivated me for many reasons. You both have not done done this for years for the sake of one day being recognized, rather out of the goodness of your hearts and to have been allowed the privilege of seeing into a minuscule part of your lives gives hope where sometimes hope seems remote. More than seventy lives have been touched by your innate goodness, love, and endless hours of care. Your work will live on in these next generations.

    Jorge Chau says:

    You are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, thank you for your knidness, sacrifice and compassion. God bless both of you.

    Psalm 139:13-16
    “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

    Tamika Mitchell says:

    God Bless you both. such an inspiration!

    Alison Montone-Lyon says:

    Wow – what a beautiful video to watch. Thank you for sharing your hearts, home and energy to these precious babies. Making a difference in this world with your love.

    Patricia Mathurin says:

    Awesome!! You both has been such a blessing to humanity. I wish you both health, strength, patience and trust in God as you continue to take care of these precious jewels.

    Sue Timmerman says:

    Bless you both, you are very special people.

    Anonymous says:

    GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY Jim & Lisa Madill !!

    Kavitha Krishnaswamy says:

    I am truly moved by your selfless act of giving these babies a good start in Life. I wish god gives you 2 the best always to get you going….

    Pradeep says:

    Very touching. You both are truly inspirational to many. Stay blessed.

    ROHTASH PUNIA says:

    My heart is so warmed by the love that you both share with these special little ones. God Bless you both

    Laurie Zardo says:

    Such a beautiful story, thank you for sharing. You are incredible people, selfless, kind and loving. May God Bless you Jim and Lisa.

    Andres Caicedo says:

    God bless you both. What a beautiful story and I’m sure both of you have a place in heaven.

    Jennifer Foxworthy says:

    Amazing and wonderful !

    John Galley says:

    Two very selfless people… God bless you both and the babies under your care.

    Diana Pemberton says:

    Your story is amazingly wonderful. I admire you both so much. It takes a very special person to do this. God Bless you both and all the lucky children you come across.

    sharanjit kaur says:

    Thanks for helping poor child, God bless you, take care.

    George Sims says:

    I have read many inspirational stories of love and sacrifice in my lifetime, and this one is truly among my top ten! You guys are truly a blessing…not only to these children, but also the world. You epitomize the meaning of living a purposeful life.

    Avril Riley says:

    This is truly amazing! Thank you both and may God extend your lives to help many more babies.

    Cindy Slavinsky says:

    Be still my heart <3 . Two of God's blessings!

    Jennifer Overton says:

    The love and care you provide to these little ones is truly inspirational. What an amazing, selfless set of individuals. Thank you for helping these precious babies. God bless you both.

    Linda Brazzeal says:

    God bless you both for the beautiful work you are doing! I got tears in my eyes watching the video and seeing the compassion you have for the babies. How rewarding it must feel to know you are helping these young ones get off to a good start in life. The world needs more selfless people like you!!

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