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 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.

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