Thank you so much for the bag of goodies that was delivered this morning! In a place where there isn't a lot of happiness, to have your sweet girls come in our room and spread joy made my day, and my little boy's when we played with the finger puppets!
-Lauren Atkinson St. John,
care bag recipient
When you go through the loss of a child nothing can prepare you for the pain and loneliness. When I opened our care package that was so thoughtfully prepared my heart warmed. To know that you have someone else feeling what you are feeling is comforting. The framed quote Little Light includes reads the most beautiful words I had read since my sweet angel, Graeme, died. It remains at my entry way right where I need others to see it as they come into our home.
Thank you for helping so many of us feel the comfort and compassion through Little Light.
- Stephanie McDaniel,
received Little Light items through
Hayden's Heart grieving hearts package.
memory box recipient
"When we lost our baby boy, our Little Light memory box was such a sweet blessing. It was truly touching to receive all of these things that were chosen special to bring comfort when there was little to be found. From one family to another; such a special way to spread the light and love that our little ones gave us. We are forever grateful to Little Light for our special gift and for showing how important little lives are...no matter how short."
2014 Memory Boxes and Care Bags
20 memory boxes for bereaved heart families and 30 care bags for inpatient heart families were delivered to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO, on July 21, 2014.
2015 Memory Boxes and Care Bags
20 memory boxes for bereaved heart families and 29 care bags for inpatient heart families were delivered to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO, on July 21, 2015.
Each year on Karalyn's birthday, July 21, Little Light makes the trip to Children's Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City to deliver 30 bereavement boxes for CMH to use as needed for heart families in the upcoming year as well as about 30 care bags for currently inpatient heart children on the day of our donation delivery. We work closely with CMH prior to our drop-off to provide the correct number of inpatient heart children care bags as well as gender and age so we can provide an appropriate bag for the child to enjoy.
As Lttle Light grows, we look forward to helping fund CHD research as we know the more money given to research, the more lives will be saved. We also plan to provide financial assistance to heart families. It can be a very financially stressful time for families with hospital stays/surgeries, medication costs, travel, time off work, etc., and we look forward to helping relieve some of that financial stress.
Little Light has also donated 100 framed quotes and 100 sets of rubber wristbands to Hayden's Heart for their grieving hearts care bags. Hayden's Heart is a 501c3 CHD organization.