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. . .

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

. . .and the WINNER is!

Before I announce the winner of our contest, I just wanted to add a quick note here to tell you that anyone who has bought tickets to our pancake breakfast on Saturday through our paypal account, we will have your tickets available for pick-up at our "will call" table.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our "Night Out on Lanee's Legacy" contest that ended today at noon. It was a HUGE success and we were so lucky to get to fill our bucket quite full!

I didn't realize how much fun this was going to be!

Congraulations to Tyler Shelley! We will have your prize at the "will call" table and you can pick it up on Saturday morning. If you would like for us to get your prize to you another way, just let us know.

Now all you have to do is find a babysitter!

1 comment:

melinda said...

Oh WOW! I'm so excited!! Maybe I should start entering all contests in my husbands name--it's lucky!