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

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.

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