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, October 6, 2009

Announcements and Reminders

I have some big news! It's awesome news! I am so excited to tell you that each and every dollar that is donated at our upcoming fundraiser will go directly into the making of the boxes and donating them back to Banner Hospital because. . . .


Okay, well technically it's takes time to complete all the paperwork, but our needs that way are completely taken care of and we will be "official" in the very near future! Thanks to some very generous and tender-hearted men, we have both our legal and accounting needs taken care of and therefore freeing up any legal fees we would have paid towards becoming non-profit. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to know that all proceeds will go right back into helping grieving families. It's amazing! YEAH!
While keeping that in mind, I just wanted to remind you of a few things before Saturday. We still have our contest running right now where every $5.00 you spend enters your name into our drawing for a night out on Lanee's Legacy! Time runs out on Wednesday at noon to enter. Just use one of our paypal buttons to the right to play. As we've mentioned before, NOW is the best time to get your tickets for our breakfast because they'll double at the door!

Have I mentioned that we have over 70 raffle prizes included for Saturday's drawings? Your chances are great at winning some awesome prizes. Our silent auction is amazing as well, check back soon as I will be posting our "themed packages" available for bidding. They are truly great!

I am so excited and anticipating Saturday's event for many reasons. Knowing that all proceeds will directly benefit Banner hospitals as well as many grieving families is one of the reasons. But, Rayel, Erika, Heather, Kat and myself can't wait to meet so many of you that we have gotten to know recently and thank all of you for making this happen! You all are great!

. . .see you soon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah! That is so exciting! I went to Brenda's today and saw Taryn and Brenda told me you had a busy day... but this is great news and some hard work paid off! Way to go!