When Melissa visited Emily’s House in December to drop off some gift donations, I noticed she was wearing a Dimples thumbprint charm from our Emily’s House Legacy Work Program.
She wears baby Ethan’s fingerprint every day and keeps him close in her heart.
What an amazing smile!!!
Emily’s House Legacy Program – Dimples Sterling Silver Thumbprint Charms
Memory making is an important part of what Emily’s House can offer to families. We have the privilege of coming alongside families and offering them meaningful options to celebrate their child, and to make lasting memories to mark the journey that they are on together. Families can choose a legacy activity that we have, or we can support them in dreams / visions that they have for their family. We will do whatever we can to support them. Since Dimples Charms were added to our Legacy Program options, it has become a popular choice. Families can choose either a fingerprint or a piece of artwork done by their child to be engraved on a sterling silver charm.
One of our Recreation Coordinators explained: “It has easily become our most popular legacy item that we can offer to families. It is beautiful to watch families create this moment together (and to be welcomed into this special moment). I recently was able to give a charm to a mother who came to visit us after her baby died at Emily’s house. I asked her if it was how she hoped it would be – with a smile on her face she said it was more then she could have hoped for.”
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