Laken's Bears creates "comfort bags" for grieving families of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. They help keep families from leaving the hospital empty-handed and to help comfort families while making those tough decisions at the funeral home.
"Laken's Bears was inspired by the loss of our daughter Laken Taylor Johnson. Laken was born extremely premature at 22 weeks and 4 days on April 8, 2010 at 12:09 p.m. weighing a very tiny 12 oz and was 11 inches long. After months of grieving and looking for support and resources on our own, we found that giving back helped heal our hearts the most. We received an empty memory box when Laken was born and we walked out of the hospital with very few items to remember her by. We didn't want this for other families and we wanted to help in some way. It was then February 28th of 2011 that Laken's Bears was created."
You can read more about Laken's story by clicking here.
These 48 diapers were handcrafted by the Green Family of SLC, Utah and have been donated to Laken's Bears in memory of Laken Taylor Johnson.
"Although no words, however kind,
Can ease the loss you bear --
May it bring a share of comfort
To know that others care.
It's difficult today to see
Beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory
Help comfort you tomorrow."
Melissa Johnson -- Laken's Mother.