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, November 23, 2013

Remembrance Box Making

This box making was different and very special in comparison to other box makings we have done.  We made over 80 boxes and each one of them was made in memory of a baby that was gone too soon.  Every one of those boxes was filled not just with supplies, but an incredible amount of love!  It was so beautiful to see families working in their baby's memory....knowing that the box they were creating would be given to another family facing a similar path.  What a labor of love!!  THANKS goes to all those who came and supported our event, those who donated and those who gave service that night in helping things to run smoothly.  A great big thank you to Becky Hancock who catered the event ALL FREE OF CHARGE with the most delicious food!  There are truly amazing people in this world!  People who are so generous and selfless and go above and beyond in times of need to help.  I LOVE that I get glimpses into this goodness.  It brings hope into what can seem like a cruel world at times.  It shows what we as human beings really are!   That we love and serve and support and look for those who stand in need of help and reach out to them!  How blessed we are to witness these acts of love and service!!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

YAY! 2 More Days until our "Remembrance Box Making"

We are now just 2 days away from our "Remembrance Box Making"!  We are so excited!!  We have had a great response to this event and can't wait to work with all of you on Saturday as we honor our babies and help future families who will experience this loss.

If you haven't already signed up, today is your last day to do so.  You just need to click on our donate button to the right and remember to leave your baby's name in the comment section.  The event is this Saturday at the Marriott Convention Center (200 N. Centennial Way) in downtown Mesa at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome to come even if you have not reserved a box and do not have anyone specific to create a box for.  We have MANY hospitals who are just waiting for this event to be over so that we can make deliveries and. . .having many hands make light work!!

Not only will we be making boxes, but we have received many donations from businesses who would like to participate in our raffle to help make our event a success!  We will be selling tickets that night for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00.  We have amazing prizes from places like:


We will also be blessed to have the gals from "Chicks with Picks" attending our event to add some music to our night!!  What an amazing group of girls who offer their talents for organizations like ours!!

If you can't tell, we are SUPER excited for Saturday.  We have found ourselves wondering why we have not done an event like this before?!?  We are hoping to make this an annual tradition and just know that this first one will be a huge success!!  Come be a part of it!!!
See you all Saturday!!


Monday, November 11, 2013


Our "giveaway" for our necklace has closed and a big congratulations goes to CARRIE STRONG!  Carried registered for our Remembrance Box Making by reserving 12 boxes that she will create in honor of her grandson, Mason.  Thank you so much for your support Carrie!  We can't wait to see you on the 23rd!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Giveaway from Metal Stamped Memories!!

Our "Remembrance Box Making" is just two weeks away!  We are so super excited about this box making event and can't wait for you all to come participate!!

Have you heard of Metal Stamped Memories?  If you haven't, I think you should go visit their website and check out the amazing things they have!  They have many options for mothers who have lost a baby and ways you can remember them through the jewelry they make.  Its absolutely beautiful!  And what's more?  Michaela has an amazing heart and because she believes that "what we do is important", she wanted to donate this necklace to our upcoming event.  (Btw, stay tuned for many other donations we have received that will be included in our raffle that night -- AMAZING!!)  Anyway, we have decided to use Michaela's gift  in a giveaway.  I will give the winner Michaela's information so that you may work with her to customize this necklace to have your baby's name and birthstone on it.  I've gotta say. . .I will be jealous of the winner!

So beautiful, right?

Here is how you can be entered into the drawing to win.  This giveaway will be open starting today and ending on Sunday, November 10th at midnight.  We will use to select our winner and post the results on Monday.

  • #1:  Registering for our box making between now and midnight Sunday will get you entered 3 times into this drawing.  You must register here on this site using our "donate" button.  Please remember to include your baby's name in the "comment" section so that we may have your sticker ready to put on the bottom of your box.

  • #2:  "Sharing" our status during that time period on Facebook will get you entered once.

  • If you do both, you are entered 4 times!!
So, if you were planning on coming to our event and have been waiting to register, now is the time to do it!!  Good Luck!!