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. . .

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Breakfast For A Cause!

Since beginning the project of the bereavement boxes, Lanee's Legacy has been able to donate over 400 to Banner Desert Medical Center. The intent was to only donate on DeLanee’s birthday each year, but as a result of the response from both Banner Desert Medical Center and a number of the recipient mother’s, the project has progressed to more than just once a year. As the years have gone by, Lanee's Legacy has donated more and more each year, but unfortunately cannot continue to meet the growing need for the boxes. It is not only financially difficult to meet this need, but being able to manage the necessary resources and manpower to continue to make these boxes is tremendous. Considering that there are 15 - 17 infant deaths per month at just this hospital alone, many families are left without. Each delivery that we make to Banner Desert consists of 40 boxes (20 boy/20 girl). The estimated cost of each box is approximately $20.00 totalling $800.00 per delivery.

It is for this reason that we ask for your assistance in helping Lanee’s Legacy to continue to grow and expand.It is our hope to be able to not only deliver boxes to Banner Desert more frequently, but to also serve other hospitals as well. In order to accomplish this we need to become a non-profit organization. It is through becoming non-profit that large businesses can make monetary donations that will allow us to meet the demand.

So. . . how can you help?


DATE: October 10, 2009
TIME: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Desert Mountain Park
22201 S. Hawes Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Click here for directions
COST: $5 per ticket or 6 for $25

(Please do not purchase tickets through our paypal account for raffle tickets).

COST: $1 per ticket or 6 for $5 (presence not necessary to win)
Krispy Kreme
Ned's Krazy Subs
Starbucks Coffee
Massage by Panda Myotherapy
Haircut by Ann Cooper
European Facial by Tantrum
Yard Service by Mother Earth Landscaping
Manicure by Leslie Yontz at Just For You Salon & Spa
Scapbooks, Etc. teachers
-Amy Totty/Kelli Collins: 12 Squared
-Pam Black: Long Tall Sally
-Susan Mast: Master Mini Books
-Jamie Andersen: Welcome Home
-Angie Dunn:Scrap It Simple
-Lesli Spafford: Love Notes
-Jenny Packard: Shabby Scrappin'
-HeidiLynn Schrieber: Here's Your Sign
Haircut & Color by Blossom Salon & Boutique
Cooking classes by Chef Tess at FOX 10
Hair Bows by Jenaye's Junque
Bling Jewelry by Teresa Bitter
First Time Visit from Shiflet Chiropractic
Jennifer Wyeth Photography
2 $50.00 gift cards from QT
Basket of assorted breads and gift card from Bread Basket
Gift Certificate from Sprinkles Cupcakes
Tutu skirt from RazzBerry Pie Boutique
Gift Certificate from Chilis Restaraunt
Bracelets from Doodleedoo Creations by Gaye Higley
Purse from Amy Perkins
Massage from Linda Durney
$50.00 Gift Certificate from Sprouts
10 free 16oz smoothies coupons to Bahama Bucks
10 free 12oz shaved ice coupons to Bahama Bucks
Three sets of "5 open bounce" passes from Bounce U
2 $25.00 gift certificates from Cheesecake Factory
Gift Certificate from Avon
. . .more to come!


Our silent auction will consist of themed baskets that have a minimum bid of $50.00. Must be present to win.

To purchase breakfast tickets or to make donations to Lanee's Legacy you may do so by clicking on our paypal buttons on this sidebar, or, e-mailing

There is sooooo much more to come with this event including a special guest MC/auctioneer. Be sure and check back for our future blog posts for details.


PoohsPals said...

Becky, count us in! I couldn't get the link for the email or paypal to work I'll keep trying. I have your button too! Your doing a good thing.

Smith Family said...

Are the auction and the raffle at the breakfast? I would like to donate a tutu or a little girl's handmade dress.