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. . .

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cigna chooses Lanee's Legacy!

Lanee's Legacy received some awesome news recently! Kristen Snair, who works for Cigna, received news that Cigna would be choosing non-profit organizations to donate $1,000 grant money to.  Kristen went to work entering our organization in this contest. After a few months, we found out that we are a winner!  This was a GLOBAL competition of non-profit organizations reviewed by CIGNA, so we feel pretty special to have received this grant.   We learned that there was nearly 200 companies entered and that they chose 50.  That means we were chosen over 3/4 of the organizations entered!

Thanks so much Kristen for your hard work in enrolling us in this contest!  Thanks Cigna for choosing us!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Box Making - Come Join Us!!

October has certainly been a busy month for us.  We just wrapped up our online fundraiser and tomorrow, October 18th, we are going to move right into a box making!  We would LOVE to have you join us!!    Here are the details:

Glendale Humanitarian Event:  Begins at 9:00 a.m.  Address is: 8602 N. 31st Avenue, Glendale, AZ (near Dunlap and 31st Ave. - South a few blocks of Cortez High School).

If you have any questions, please let us know.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 15's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways!

Today was the last day in our 15 Days of Giveaways!  Whether you made a monetary donation on our website, or, was one of our prize donators, WE APPRECIATE YOU!  Your support means so much and we are so grateful for your help as we endeavor to move forward in continuing to provide grief support to families who are experiencing the loss of an infant.  We simply would not be able to do this without you!

We wanted to end it with a bang by giving away a date night! Jeremy Holt, you are the lucky winner of our Cheesecake gift certificate and Harkins tickets! Hope you have fun on your night out! Thank you so much for your ongoing support!!


A Blessed Day

Today has been such a blessed day. Although, the wish would be that this day never existed (where there was a cause to nationally remember babies that are gone too soon), it is a very beautiful thing to be able to share our babies in love and support. We have seen so much good including a beautiful room at Banner Desert Hospital being opened today which was sponsored by Sable's Wings, loving posts in support of those who have lost babies, tender and most precious pictures of these babies shared, and candles lit all across the nation in a continuous wave of light. Although, the baby loss community is not one that anyone would ever want to "volunteer" to join, it is one that we are proud to be a part of. So many wonderful examples of amazing people honoring their babies and living incredible lives. Thank you for letting us be a part of it with you!

October 15th.

"Healing Through Remembering" is Lanee's Legacy's slogan. We are advocates of recognizing and remembering our babies that died too soon. We are also advocates of this National Remembrance Day that has been set aside to create awareness regarding this topic. We are here to support those who have been touched by this type of loss. When a child dies, it doesn't matter how old they were, how much time they spent in their Mother's womb or arms, that child is and always will be greatly missed. It is a devastating loss. Nobody wants their child to be forgotten. Any parent would be greatly touched to know that someone cares enough to still remember and recognize their baby. On this day, October 15th, we honor all babies that have been lost. To parents who have suffered this kind of loss, we appreciate your example as you have reached out to us and we have been able to witness your strength as we have watched you honor your babies by the way that you live your lives.  We hope you have been able to feel our support and love for you. We come together with you today to honor and remember our babies that were gone too soon. We would love for you to comment here and let us know your baby(ies) name and how you will be recognizing them today.

Day 14's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways

We have another back to back winner!  Jeremy Holt we will be sending you a free entrĂ©e voucher from Texas Roadhouse for being the winner on day 14 of our 15 Days of Giveaways.  Get the most expensive thing on the menu and remember how much Lanee's Legacy appreciates you!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 13's winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways

For Day 13, we have a party pack (Free large pizza, 4 drinks and 40 tokens) from Peter Piper Pizza to give away!  We're excited to announce that Jeremy Holt is the winner of this prize!  Congratulations Jeremy!  Thanks so much for your continued support!

There is only two days left in our Donate to Win Campaign!  Please help us finish strong by donating today!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 12's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways

Today, on day 12 of our giveaway, we are giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to The Matching Tie Guy!  This is such a fun website and so super cool that you can find matching ties in every size for any occasion that you need!  Solomon Sampson is the lucky winner of this certificate!  Congrats Solomon!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Day 11's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways!

On Day 11 of our 15 Days of Giveaways, we are giving away 2 one hour sessions at Jump Street! The winner of this prize is Lorayne Baker! Congratulations Lorayne and thank you so much for supporting us!!

There are four more prizes left in our "Donate to Win" Campaign.  Every $20 donated gets you an entry into the drawing. All donations are tax deductible and goes toward the making of the bereavement boxes for families who are experiencing the loss of an infant. Donate today to be included in our final drawings for prizes from: Matching Tie Guys, Peter Piper Pizza, Texas Roadhouse and our date night (Harkins tickets & Cheesecake Factory). Thanks so much for your support!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Walk to Remember

We attended the "Walk to Remember" this morning that Banner Desert Medical Center hosts. It was such a wonderful event where hundreds of families come to remember and honor their babies. So many beautiful tributes were heard, stories shared and steps taken in loving memory. We had the chance to make new friends and see familiar faces as well. It was so tender for us to hear stories of the boxes and how they have been used and touched lives. Thank you to everyone that came to our booth, introduced yourselves, shared stories and donated. It was a wonderful day to share with you!

For those of you that donated a box in memory of your baby, we will be creating those boxes this coming Saturday, October 18th and will send you a picture shortly thereafter. Thank you!!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Day 10's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways!

Today is day 10 on our 15 Days of Giveaways and we think today's prize is pretty cool!  Yogurtini has donated us two of these really cool stainless steel "to go" containers which includes free yogurt the first time you fill them up and then 10% off any other yogurt you buy for LIFE!!  Love this place!!  The winner of this awesome prize is:  Tiffany Vache!  Congratulations Tiffany!  Thanks so much for supporting us!!

Please donate to win one of the awesome prizes that are left in this campaign!  Just 5 more days!!  Every $20 gets you an entry!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 9's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways

Day 9's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways is Carrie Strong! Congrats Carrie! We will be sending you 5 vouchers for a free dozen donuts at Krispy Kreme! YUM!!

You can be a winner too in our upcoming prizes which include: Yogurtini, Jump Street, Peter Piper Pizza, Cheesecake Factory, Matching Tie Guys and our awesome date night! All donations are tax deductible and goes toward the making of the bereavement boxes for families who are experiencing the loss of an infant. Please donate today to be included in our DONATE TO WIN campaign going on RIGHT NOW! Every $20 donated gets you an entry into the drawing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Day 8's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways

Patti Frazier is today's donator in our 15 Days of Giveaways. She is also the grandmother of this sweet little angel pictured here. Little Livi was still in utero when her mother was in a terrible car accident. Because of that accident, Livi, passed away. I think sometimes its easy to forget that losing a baby doesn't just effect the parents, but also other family members. For a grandmother, not only does she grieve the loss of her grandchild, but also feels helpless when watching her child(ren) experience something so painful and heartbreaking. It must be so hard to want to take away your child's pain and make everything perfect and right for them.....all while grieving the loss themselves.

Thank heavens for grandma's and their forsight on helping their child as they grieve. Had it not been for DeLanee's grandma, I'm not sure I would have done things like eat, or sleep, or had a clean house or any of those things that grandma's do so well. DeLanee's grandma was patient with me as I went through the grieving process and let me cry and be mad and talk about anything I needed to. When asked how many grandchildren she has, DeLanee is always counted amongst the others and hangs her picture on her Christmas tree with her other grandchildren. These are just some of the things she did to help me to heal....all while grieving herself.

Patti Frazier has always been an avid supporter of Lanee's Legacy and has done so many things for our organization that we have stopped counting. I know she has a special place in her heart for the type of work we do because of this sweet baby and her experience as a grandmother. Thank you to Patti and the way she so willingly shares her talents with our organization. Thank you to all grandmothers out there who quietly and gracefully help their child(ren) go through something such as this.

The winner of this darling craft is Lisa Olsen! Congratulations Lisa!!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 7's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways

Up for grabs today was a $10.00 iTunes gift card which we are happy to announce that Brian Smith won!  Thanks for being a loyal supporter of Lanee's Legacy Brian!  We so appreciate it!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 6's Winner of our 15 Days of Giveaways!

Day 6's Winner in our 15 Days of Giveaways is Litisha Hyde!  Congratulations Litisha and thanks so much for supporting our organization.  It means so much!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day 5's Winner of our 15 Days of Giveaways

Solomon Sampson, you are lucky winner of the Trader Joe's bag of goodies for day 5!Congratulations Solomon and thanks so much for supporting us!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Day 4's Winner of our 15 Days of Giveaway!

Before we announce who today's winner is, I just want to say how much I feel like today's prize in our 15 Days of Giveaways is extra special. Below you'll see a picture of a very incredible woman. Marni Bringhurst is a friend of Lanee's Legacy and is the donator of the adorable crafts we are giving away today. What makes this giveaway so special is that she is a mother who knows all too well what it feels like to have someone special come in and out of your life so quickly and the incredible impact it makes on your life. She knows how you never forget that sweet life and the moments you were able to share, however brief they might have been. She knows that no matter how much time passes that your love never lessens, the pain never stops and you never stop longing for that life. She knows how important it is to reach out to others and let them know that they are not alone and that there are those who care - which is exactly why she is today's donator. Marni knows all of these things and is simply amazing! She donates these crafts in memory of her sweet baby girl Allie Jane who was born on July 6, 2004. Thank you so much Marni! 

Day 4's winner of our 15 days of giveaways is Carrie Strong!!  Congratulations Carrie!  Super jealous of these adorable crafts that you get to display during this Halloween season!  Enjoy! 

What's up on tomorrow's line up?  An awesome bag of goodies that was put together especially for us by Trader Joe's!   Each $20 donation enters your name for a chance at this prize and the 10 prizes thereafter. We need your donations so that we may continue to help mothers. Mothers who do not yet know the things that Marni does....but will. We want to be there to help them through this difficult process. Your donation allows us to do that.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Day 3's WINNER of our 15 days of Giveaways!!

DAY 3 of our 15 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS has come to a close and we have a back to back winner! We are using the website which generates an automatic winner for us. Tonight, it told us that LINDA SMITH has won again! Your generous donation makes you the winner of the facial from Pat at Tantrum Salon! You are one lucky gal Linda! CONGRATULATIONS and thank you so much for what you have contributed to this fundraiser!! 

IT IS NOT TOO LATE to get in on these giveaways! It is still very early and the sooner you get in on this, the more chances you have to win multiple prizes.....just as Linda has!
DAY 4's prize? I just have to say that I can going to be super jealous of whoever wins these awesome crafts from Marni Bringhurst.  Marni is a fellow mom who has experienced a loss and knows all too well the grief and pain that comes from such devastation.  Marni, you are amazing!  Thank you so much for your contribution to our fundraiser.  It means EVEN more knowing that these crafts were made by a mother who "knows". 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day 2's Winner of our 15 Days of Giveaways!

Day 2 of our 15 Days of Giveaways has now come to a close and we are happy to announce that LINDA SMITH is the winner of our 5 dozen free donuts from Krispy Kreme! Thanks so much for your donation Linda! We hope you'll enjoy a Krispy Kreme for us too! 

A $20 donation will make you eligible for tomorrow's prize and all 13 prizes thereafter. The key to increasing your chances at winning some awesome prizes is donating early! Tomorrow's is not one you will want to miss. A facial from Pat and Tantrum Salon is up for grabs! Such an awesome way to feel pampered! You'll have a professional spa experience while feeling nourished both inside and out! Keep it for yourself, or, gift it to someone you know who could use some relaxation.

Please visit our website and donate now:


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 1's Winner of our 15 Days of Giveaways!

A HUGE thank you to those who donated today!  We are off to a great start.  Our Sprouts gift card for our day 1 winner of our 15 days of giveaways goes to:  LISA OLSEN!  Congratulations, Lisa!  Thanks so much for your support!

Up for grabs tomorrow?  5 boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts!!  You can have 5 free trips to Krispy Kreme, or, be the hero at work, or your next family function!

Remember, every $20 donation gets you into the next 14 days of drawings.