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 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!!


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