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. . .

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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!

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