Please donate to our team, Amazing Yensu, for the August 3, 2019 walk in support of Halos of the St. Croix Valley, which provides support to families dealing with infant and child loss.
Our goal is to raise $602 in honor of the 6 months and 2 days our sweet baby bravely fought to be with us.
Earlier in March, when our doctor sat us down and told us that our sweet Yensu was never coming home from the hospital, Tchao and I were in a haze. We couldn’t even wrap our minds around the fact that Yensu was dying. And now, we were faced with planning a funeral for our baby? What would this day - our final gift to Yensu - look like? What could we do that would be a celebration worthy of our perfect babe?
Luckily, we had our family members who swarmed in and helped us with the bulk of funeral planning. We found a beautiful funeral home, caterers for lunch and dinner, and the most talented florist.
While doing some internet digging on funeral planning and healing after infant loss for me, one of my sisters came across Halos, a nonprofit based in Wisconsin.
And although the bulk of funeral planning was done, I didn’t know who would help me make molds of my baby’s hands and feet. I knew that Yensu’s funeral and burial would be a blur, but who would help take professional photos and document those moments for me? I wanted a balloon release at the burial, but I didn’t know who would be blowing up 100 balloons on such a busy day. Although one of my amazing brothers-in-law made a beautiful program for the funeral, I also wanted a simple memorial card filled with just Yensu’s face. I knew we had snacks, but it would be nice to have some homemade cookies and brownies. And I wanted a large photo of Yensu, but would I really have time (or energy) to develop such a large photo and find a custom frame?
This is where Halos came in to ease our hearts and minds. And for this - all of this - I will forever be thankful to Halos, which never questioned our requests or household income during our time of total confusion and need.
So, friends and family, if you have time and would like to honor sweet Yensu and support an amazing organization so it can continue to help other grieving families dealing with the unimaginable, please donate to our team, Amazing Yensu, for Halos’ 9th annual walk in Hudson, WI.
For more information on donating and registering with team Amazing Yensu, visit the website.
Please let us know if you sign up. We would love to have you join us!