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 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!!


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