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. . .

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Making Boxes!

We have been busy trying to get boxes ready to assemble. With everyones kind generosity we have been able to buy most of the stuff to make the boxes, however we are finding out that we are running low on a few items that go inside the boxes. Our goal is to never let a mom leave the hospital empty handed. We have a 160 boxes that we are trying to get completed, but are in need of the following items:


*indoor disposable cameras w/ a flash

*small packages of kleenex

*ink pens

*mini photo albums

*memorex jewel cases

*hard candy (ie butterscotch disc)

If you would like to donate any of these items please feel free to email anyone on the board. Giftcards to Scrapbooks Etc. and Hobby Lobby are also appreciated.

We feel extremely grateful to all of you who believe in Lanee's Legacy and are willing to help.