Parents, in the hospital, dealing with heart wrenching pain and grief, are then faced with finding something suitable, which fits, to bury their love and heart. This is where the non-profit Heavenly Bound Gowns, aids local hospitals in helping parents through this time of grief, raw emotion and transition.
Heavenly Bound Gowns truly go out of their way to aid grieiving families through this tremendous time of loss and heartache
A nurse in Loma Linda Hospital in Colton, California shared a story of a mother who knew her child was passing, but first wanted their Angel baptized. The nurse explained the joy, and sorrow, of the mother who was able to lovingly choose a baptismal gown for her child, knowing that it would also be the burial gown.
Heavenly Bound Gowns is run by its founders, Pattie Wimer and Alicia Jenkins, with a group of over 20 fierce and loving volunteers who have made it their life's passion to help family's deal and processes this heart-wrenching situation with a beautiful hand-made gown that will fit their precious bundle, their Angel. They make gowns just for boys that mimic tuxedos and for girls with delicate beadwork and lace. They also make a range of sizes from Angel pouches, which hold a little of 6" to 10" and then moving to nanopreemie, picopreemie and micropreemie, sizes that cannot be purchased within a store. Larger sizes, up to 18 months are made upon request. These burial gowns are one-of-a-kind and unique, as they are all hand-stitched and put together with love. Loma Linda Hopsital in Colton has named them their preferred provider of burial gowns and pouches for their maternity ward. I'd like to thank them for their wonderful work.
Heavenly Bound Gowns truly go out of their way to aid grieiving families through this tremendous time of loss and heartache. Recently, they learned of a mother whose Angel came prematurely, but was in Bakersfield, CA. The wonderful volunteers and founders put togethe a selection of burial gowns for this mother, carefully packaged them and overnighted them to her so she could receive them quickly. After this mother chose her Angel's gown, she learned of another mother whose had also lost her baby, and passed the gowns on to her, so she could also have a gown that fit her Angel.
If you would like to learn more about Heavenly Bound Gowns or if you would like to donate to help them continue aiding families in their most vulnerable moments, please visit their facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/heavenlyboundgowns. Also, they would welcome any donations of wedding gowns, which can make up to 15 burial gowns or angel pouches with trim and beading, depending on the size of the wedding gown and the size of the burial gown.