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. . .

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Walk(s) to Remember

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. October 15th is the specific date set aside where parents, friends and family can come together in love and support to remember a life that was cut short. 
Lanee's Legacy's slogan is "Healing Through Remembering" and so we welcome this special day and month as an opportunity to participate in planned events to do just that. . .REMEMBER.  We felt honored to be invited to two events this month by hospitals/groups who have went to a lot of time and effort to have a walk and event for bereaved families to come to in memory of their baby.  
Scottsdale's Healthcare's Walk to Remember:

 Scottsdale Healthcare has a very unique idea where they do a ladybug release for the children:

They had a balloon release:
"Chicks with Picks" provided the music.  This gal here was AMAZING! 
Thanks to Susan at Scottsdale Healthcare for letting us be a part of their special day! 
On October 19, 2013 we attended Banner Desert's Walk to Remember.  This is Banner Desert's 21st year at planning this event and they certainly know how to make it so extremely special for families.   It was such a great day seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones.  It is always so humbling to see how many lives have been touched by the loss of a baby.  


We appreciated the opportunity to speak at this event as it gave us the opportunity to thank those that support us all year long!   
Our booth:

I want to especially thank those that came and helped us with our booth this day.  No member of Lanee's Legacy has ever been paid for the service and time they provide.  They haven't even ever been reimbursed for their personal expenses.  We simply love what we do!!  Thank you especially to Emery Westover, Rachel Davenport and Kami Perry for all their help!

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