Providing families of pregnancy and infant loss tools for comfort, community for support, and an opportunity to create a legacy for their child.
CUDDLE COT DONATION
This Cuddle Cot was donated in honor of the children of "Family Group One",
to Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata Pa
Family Group one honors:
DAVIN MATTHEW ADAMS
Son to Clark and Sarah Adams, Davin was born into heaven on August 1st, and into his parents arm the following day in Lancaster Pa. They had the privilege of having use of a Cuddle Cot at their hospital and spent 3 full days with their baby boy. A year later they founded Our Baby's Legacy and made part of their mission to help other families honor their children with Cuddle Cot donations made in their name, and to provide families with the invaluable gift of time via more Cuddle Cots being accessible.
"It is our prayer for the parents using this Cuddle Cot that the memories they make holding their sweet babe, one day brings them joy." - Sarah and Clark
LYNNLEY ROSE HUMMER
On September 29, 2017, Wayne and Kristi Hummer suffered the passing of their baby daughter Lynnley Rose. Lynnley was born "still" at full term, just 4 days before her scheduled delivery date. With the help of a machine called a "Cuddle Cot" the Hummers were able to have extra time with Lynnley in their hospital room to say "Goodbye". After learning that there are roughly 24,000 stillbirths per year in the United States, Wayne and Kristi decided to do something to help other grieving families and started a campaign to raise money to purchase an additional Cuddle Cot for the Hospital where Lynnley was delivered. The outpouring of support from the community inspired them to start a nonprofit organization called Lynnley’s Light. Lynnley has an older brother named Calan, and a younger sister, Emalynn.
“There is no footprint too small that it does not leave an imprint on this world.”
ABIGAIL AND GRACE FLYNN
Daughters to Chris and Alicia Flynn, Abigail and Grace both went home to be with the Lord before 14 weeks of age. Abigail was to be born in 2008 and Grace in 2011. While these two girls were never able to meet their parents in the flesh, God has strengthened the hearts of Mom and Dad with the knowledge that they are both resting in the arms of Jesus, running through unimaginable beauty in Heaven, awaiting the day the family will come together.
“If our girls would have been born at a later age, having access to a Cuddle Cot would have been invaluable; time that you can never get back with the face of your angel. We want that sacred time to be an option for every family who experiences
loss.” - Chris and Alicia Flynn
“Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth”. -Colossians 3:2
MICHAEL CARTER DEGRACE
Precious son to Michael and Heather DeGrace, their one and only child Michael Carter was born into God’s loving arms on July 29, 2019. After four years of struggling to conceive naturally, Michael and Heather started IVF treatments in 2017. Five cycles later they were overjoyed to learn that they were finally pregnant with Michael Carter, conceived through IVF on March 20, 2019. It had been such a long road and they could finally see their rainbow. However, without any warning, in the fifth month of their pregnancy Carter’s heart stopped beating.
“While the pain and shock of losing Carter so suddenly will be with us forever, we take comfort in being able to support other families through our cuddle cot donation” – Heather and Michael
JUDAH CALVIN HURST
Judah Calvin Hurst was welcomed into eternity and by his parents, Matt and Kelcey Hurst, on November 30th, 2018. Judah means “praise” and was chosen to acknowledge God’s goodness, even through times of true heartbreak. His middle name was chosen to honor Kelcey’s late father. Matt and Kelcey cherished the days they got to spend with their son and wanted to give other couples in this difficult situation the gift of more time by contributing to the fundraising of a Cuddle Cot.
“You are rooted deep within my soul, a part of me forever. In the deepest parts of my heart, there you are.”
CHRISTOPHER JERRY & THERESE ANN ABRAMS
Christopher, at 16 weeks gestation, on April 28th, 2019, and Therese, at 8 weeks gestation, on January 8th, 2019, were born into Gods loving arms, by Tommy and Nicole Abrams of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
"We did not use a cuddle cot with either of our Children, but felt the desire to donate proceeds, in there Honor, to provide one to other families who have to go through such an unfortunate loss. That they may find comfort and healing in having the option to use one. Our Family verse, that speaks near and dear to our hearts and that got us through our hard times and still does to this day is: Isaiah 41:10 - Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
- Tommy and Nicole Abrams
KATELYN FAITH ZIEMER
Daughter of Eric and Jessica Ziemer. Katelyn was born still as she unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on August 29th, 2017, just days before her scheduled c-section.
She was much anticipated for us here on earth as first time parents. Katelyn means “pure” and we felt it brought so much more meaning to her name that she rests in the arms of our savior. Her name encouraged us to continue forward in “pure faith” to seek God and his peace though this difficult time.
The cuddle cot was not available to us at our time of loss. Our time with her was too short and we are so honored to come together with other families to help recent parents of loss take the extra time they need with their sweet baby.
WISH TO SEND A MESSAGE TO OUR FAMILY GROUP?
Use the form to the right, or write to:
P. O. Box 5343
Lancaster, Pa 17606-5343