LaunchHER Loves :: Ella’s Halo
In honor of :: Ella Jo Krumwiede, as written by her mother, Taryn
LaunchHER says :: We are honored to have the priviledge of sharing Ella’s Halo with you today. As moms, with 5 small children between us, we were touched with the story of Ella Jo Krumwiede and wanted to help spread the world about this home-town foundation. Please take a moment to read about Ella’s Halo, and to think of those who have (or had) children in NICUs around the world. Thank you, Taryn, for your work to help other parents, in Ella’s memory.
In HER words ::
Each year, about 10 to 15 percent of babies born in the U.S. are treated in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The reasons for treatment include premature birth, breathing problems, infections, and birth defects. Babies often spend months in the hospital, while parents and families stand a difficult, heart-wrenching vigil. Ella’s Halo provides blankets for hospital beds, books and music for babies, and some sense of home to these families. We provide comfort, as well: toys, books and movies for brothers and sisters, comfortable chairs for parents, and any other items the unit feels necessary. These are often small things, but they can make a hospital stay so much more comfortable for everyone.