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. . .

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lanee's Legacy Movie

Hey everyone! We've been busy this week getting ready to attend the Freedom Festival in Mesa, AZ. They expect between 15,000 - 20,000 people over the course of two days. Steve Wright is the public relations guy for the City of Chandler and also the event coordinator behind this HUGE event in Mesa this weekend. He has been extremely busy in preparing for this weekend, but also took the time to make sure Lanee's Legacy was in attendance AND was armed with everything we need to spread the word! He provided us with 1,000 brochures that HE designed and then passed on to Americopy to have printed for us - all free of charge! He also got us a screaming deal on some new t-shirts to sell! He has been such an amazing help to Lanee's Legacy all along. THANKS SO MUCH STEVE!! He created the powepoint presentation that is shown at the beginning of this video we made to show this weekend. We have been using this presentation to pass out to businesses, and anyone who is interested in donating and would like to learn more.

Anyway, here's what we've been working on this week to have for not only this event, but any others in the future! I think we did pretty good for amateurs! Let us know what you think!

If anyone would like a copy of our powerpoint presentation to pass on to anyone you think would be interested in donating, please don't hesistate to contact us and we will be happy to get you one.

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend!