Several years ago my husband and I experienced the loss of a child born at 24 weeks. Even though I spent a week in the hospital before delivering, we were totally unprepared. Thankfully, someone had donated an outfit and blanket to Carle hospital. I don’t know what we would have done if these things had not been provided. I was so touched by the generosity of these people that I wanted to find a way to help other families that find themselves in the same unfortunate situation.
The purpose of Threads of Remembrance is to support families who experience the loss of a child due to extreme preterm labor. Even with today’s medical achievements babies born before 28 weeks often do not survive. Local stores do not carry clothing that fit these tiny micro preemies and prices are very high for the clothing found online for babies four pounds and under.
After a lot of research, I came to the conclusion that there was no way I could afford to purchase the outfits online. Fortunately, I found a website where I could purchase a set of patterns to sew different sizes and types of outfits specifically for micro preemies. By sewing the outfits myself, I could provide several outfits for the price of just the one purchased online, and I could provide a wider variety of outfits with a more personal touch. to read more https://threadsofremembrance.wordpress.com