Helping families to create a lifetime of memories from brief, precious moments.
Alicia’s Angels Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of families experiencing infant loss. Currently we are doing this through creating home environments for families who will soon lose their baby within a hospital.
Some babies live only a few short hours, days or weeks after they are born. Alicia's Angels Inc is creating a beautiful “home” room within hospital units where parents can live with their baby for that short time. These rooms will include a comfortable living area for parents right next to the beautiful crib for their baby. A large comfortable bed will include luxurious linen to provide comfort for a mother and father who are living in exhaustion while coping with their crisis. In addition, we are adding many special pieces and personal touches, fashioning an oasis of peace and tranquility where these special families will be able to create precious memories surrounded by beauty rather than the typical hospital environment.
All of this and more is developed so that every family has the most beautiful memories possible to hold in their hearts of the very short time they hold this precious child in their arms. That is the mission of Alicia's Angels Inc.
All of our work is done through donations. We cannot accomplish our mission without your support. Please consider giving for the memories.
Won't you consider helping to make our dream a reality and bring comfort to these families by donating to Alicia's Angels Inc
Her name was Alicia. She died on the same day she was born, July 13, 1979 in a little town in the Midwest. I was never allowed to hold her or see her or make even a short memory with her. That is how things were done then. No contact. "She won't want to remember this" they said, but I do remember. I remember the ugly tile floor in that cold sterile hospital room. I remember the blinds on the window were broken. I will never forget the ugly sink and shower or how there was a hole in the standard hospital blanket on my bed. I do remember empty arms. I remember cold. I remember sterile. I don't get to remember my baby girl. I don't get to remember her tiny face, or the curl of her fingers or the smell of her hair.
Things have improved so much since then. Hospital staff helps the families to be together as much as they can. They take pictures and encourage holding and treasured moments but we can still do better. We can create the home these babies will never get to see. We can let parents hold their dying child in bed with them or bring siblings in to read stories surrounded by soft drapes and stuffed animals. We can hide hospital equipment and put in a small refrigerator so no parent has to leave unless they want to.
All of this and more can be created so every family has the most beautiful memories possible to hold in their heart of the very short time they hold this precious child in their arms. That is the mission of Alicia's Angels Inc. Please consider a donation to help create memories for these families.