DeLanee's Story

10 years ago, Becky and Tommy, were blessed to be pregnant with their second child. Shortly thereafter they learned that they were going to be parents to a little girl, but the probability of their daughter living for very long was extremely low. Their daughter was diagnosed with a condition called Dandy-Walker Cyst. The doctors believed that their baby girl would deteriorate and pass away during pregnancy, but much to their surprise DeLanee developed until 28 weeks gestation when she was delivered and lived for three hours. As you can imagine, these 3 hours was precious time that they spent as a family with their daughter taking pictures, bathing, dressing and holding her until she passed away in their arms. Upon DeLanee's passing, the nurses brought the family a box to put their daughter’s belongings in to take home with them. Because DeLanee was born in January the nurses were able to find a leftover Christmas box. That Christmas box became extremely special to them and they clung to it and the contents inside that held their daughter’s precious belongings as they left the hospital without their baby. It was because of this box that the inspiration for Lanee’s Legacy began. . .



Friday, November 7, 2014

Sponsor a box


Today boxes are being donated by those of you that have sponsored a box in loving memory of your baby. Although these pics have been individually sent, we wanted to thank the parents of: Eldon Adair Pickrel, Blayne Ryan Bettcher, Brooklyn Skye Weum, Jameson Dwane Wagner, Isla Maddison Meek and Domonic Jayden Torres. Your loving donation means another family will be given this gift at the time of their loss. Thank you so much!

If you would like to donate a box in memory of your baby, you may do so by clicking on the donate button.  To sponsor a box, it is a $20.00 donation.  Just click on the "donate" button above and then leave your baby's name in the comment section.
 

 
 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cigna chooses Lanee's Legacy!


Lanee's Legacy received some awesome news recently! Kristen Snair, who works for Cigna, received news that Cigna would be choosing non-profit organizations to donate $1,000 grant money to.  Kristen went to work entering our organization in this contest. After a few months, we found out that we are a winner!  This was a GLOBAL competition of non-profit organizations reviewed by CIGNA, so we feel pretty special to have received this grant.   We learned that there was nearly 200 companies entered and that they chose 50.  That means we were chosen over 3/4 of the organizations entered!

Thanks so much Kristen for your hard work in enrolling us in this contest!  Thanks Cigna for choosing us!!



Friday, October 17, 2014

Box Making - Come Join Us!!

October has certainly been a busy month for us.  We just wrapped up our online fundraiser and tomorrow, October 18th, we are going to move right into a box making!  We would LOVE to have you join us!!    Here are the details:

Glendale Humanitarian Event:  Begins at 9:00 a.m.  Address is: 8602 N. 31st Avenue, Glendale, AZ (near Dunlap and 31st Ave. - South a few blocks of Cortez High School).

If you have any questions, please let us know.  Hope to see you there!




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 15's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways!


Today was the last day in our 15 Days of Giveaways!  Whether you made a monetary donation on our website, or, was one of our prize donators, WE APPRECIATE YOU!  Your support means so much and we are so grateful for your help as we endeavor to move forward in continuing to provide grief support to families who are experiencing the loss of an infant.  We simply would not be able to do this without you!

We wanted to end it with a bang by giving away a date night! Jeremy Holt, you are the lucky winner of our Cheesecake gift certificate and Harkins tickets! Hope you have fun on your night out! Thank you so much for your ongoing support!!




 

A Blessed Day



Today has been such a blessed day. Although, the wish would be that this day never existed (where there was a cause to nationally remember babies that are gone too soon), it is a very beautiful thing to be able to share our babies in love and support. We have seen so much good including a beautiful room at Banner Desert Hospital being opened today which was sponsored by Sable's Wings, loving posts in support of those who have lost babies, tender and most precious pictures of these babies shared, and candles lit all across the nation in a continuous wave of light. Although, the baby loss community is not one that anyone would ever want to "volunteer" to join, it is one that we are proud to be a part of. So many wonderful examples of amazing people honoring their babies and living incredible lives. Thank you for letting us be a part of it with you!
 
 


October 15th.



"Healing Through Remembering" is Lanee's Legacy's slogan. We are advocates of recognizing and remembering our babies that died too soon. We are also advocates of this National Remembrance Day that has been set aside to create awareness regarding this topic. We are here to support those who have been touched by this type of loss. When a child dies, it doesn't matter how old they were, how much time they spent in their Mother's womb or arms, that child is and always will be greatly missed. It is a devastating loss. Nobody wants their child to be forgotten. Any parent would be greatly touched to know that someone cares enough to still remember and recognize their baby. On this day, October 15th, we honor all babies that have been lost. To parents who have suffered this kind of loss, we appreciate your example as you have reached out to us and we have been able to witness your strength as we have watched you honor your babies by the way that you live your lives.  We hope you have been able to feel our support and love for you. We come together with you today to honor and remember our babies that were gone too soon. We would love for you to comment here and let us know your baby(ies) name and how you will be recognizing them today.
 
 

Day 14's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways

We have another back to back winner!  Jeremy Holt we will be sending you a free entrĂ©e voucher from Texas Roadhouse for being the winner on day 14 of our 15 Days of Giveaways.  Get the most expensive thing on the menu and remember how much Lanee's Legacy appreciates you!!