We are raising funds for a 2nd Caring Cradle for Methodist Women's Hospital!! Read Ellis' story below if you are just visiting our page.
Our beloved son, Ellis Nolte Anderson, was born into heaven on May 7, 2017. He weighed 6 lbs 10 oz and was 19.5" long. He was the perfect baby in every way, shape, and form.
Living 6+ hours away from all of our family, some were fortunate enough to hold and meet Ellis, while others were not. Unfortunately, a cooling bassinet was not available at the time Ellis was born.
The Caring Cradle is a device that cools and offers a more dignified, comfortable way for parents and families to spend time with a baby who has passed away. By cooling the precious body of a baby, the natural changes that occur in death are slowed.
This slowing allows parents time to make life-lasting memories, out of town family to arrive, pictures to be taken, and above all, the ability to hold, rock, bathe, and cuddle the baby without worry.
In the past, families were limited to morgue visits, packing an infant in ice, turning the temperature down in rooms, and other antiquated means born out of necessity. Having access to the Caring Cradle is a dedicated way of providing families a tool to allow an appropriate atmosphere to say goodbye to their baby.
If we would have had access to one, we would have been given a gift that we will never have again: the chance to spend more time with Ellis, and allow more family and friends the chance to meet him as well.
We would like to raise enough money to purchase and donate a 2nd Caring Cradle to Methodist Women's Hospital in memory of Ellis. Our hope is that through Ellis, other families like ours, who are handed the sudden and unimaginable news about their precious baby, will be given the gift of time and the opportunity to make additional memories with their little one.
Please check additional information about the Caring Cradle at the following website:
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