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, August 27, 2009

Midnight Oil = Success!

We are moving forward with amazing progress and have some EXCITING news to report. But before we get to that, we felt you should get to see some behind the scenes from Lanee's Legacy and how we are pulling this all together.

Becky's kitchen table is surrounded at least a couple of nights out of the week with her greatest helpers: Heather, Erika and Rayel. Meetings usually commence around 9:00 p.m. lasting several hours as everyone works to pull this together. QT has been our greatest companion keeping our ambition fueled on through the night (yes, we'll plug them - they're donating too)! We received a wonderful letter from them telling us that they "value the work" and want to "help further the cause". It is so amazing to see our organization progress and we have all agreed that it has taken on a life of it's own and we are are just holding on for the ride!

First things first. If you haven't already gotten your tickets to our pancake breakfast through our paypal account, we have our actual tickets printed and ready to sell!! You can contact us through with how many tickets you want ($5 for one, or, $25 for 6) and how to contact you and we will make sure they get to you. Keep in mind that we accept cahiers check or money order through mail only. If you want to pick them up, we'll take cash.

Okay, so on to some amazing news. If you listen to Movin' 97.5, your familiar with the morning show Lukas and Nina. Lukas has graciously offered to attend our event as our emcee. We're confident that he's sure to keep us "movin"! (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves!)

If you've seen us on facebook, you'll notice our group has grown to over 300 members in just 9 days, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. We are truly humbled, and our e-mail continues to swell with people offering donations and support. With just over 6 weeks until pancake flippin time, we are anxiously burning the midnight oil to make sure it is a success!

Don't judge us too harshly, we took this at 1:00 a.m.!

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.