If you do not know the story of Evelyn Ryann, please feel free to read her story here on the blog I created to help myself through my own personal grieving process. Ever since losing Ryann, I have had the deep and very strong need to give back and to help others going through similar or even related situations. I began getting involved with Rachel’s Gift, an organization that partners with hospitals to assist parents through the initial phase of infant loss through a base of caring and knowledgeable volunteers. They provide grief assistance for the families as well as a training program for nursing professionals and caregivers on companioning patients through infant loss. Rachel’s gift also provides keepsakes for parents, these keepsakes will be a lifetime reminder and a physical connection to the child that was only in their life and in their arms a matter of minutes, hours or days.
This year I am raising money to make baby blankets that will be donated to Rachel’s Gift to be given to families who have experienced the loss of an infant. This indescribable loss is something no family should ever have to experience and after losing our beautiful daughter, Evelyn Ryann, I knew that I wanted nothing more than the chance to give back. These blankets may be one of the few keepsakes a family has to remember their child and I know I cherished the one we were given and still have it today in a small trunk full of her other things. The blankets may also be used to bury with their child. It is a very difficult thing to talk about, but if we do not talk about it, these families go without the love and support they need during this time.
Twenty dollars will pay for the materials for one blanket and a small amount to help compensate for my time making each blanket. My goal is to make over 100 baby blankets in 2017. Thank you so much for helping me to help those going through one of the most challenging things a parent and family could ever go through. I truly appreciate it and know each family receiving these blankets will too.
Please Donate Today
If you knit and/or crochet and are interested in making blankets to donate to Rachel gift please contact me today. I would love to get you all the information about size, colors and shipping. I can also send you easy beginner patterns if you are new to blankets or to knitting and crocheting in general.
Thank you so much for taking an interest in this cause…
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