Creating a Legacy for Your Child

Guest Blogger, Sara Stamp Founder of Layla’s Legacy

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. It’s why when someone learns you’ve lost a child, their first response is typically “I can’t even imagine what you’re going through.” Truly, they can’t because our brains aren’t wired that way. Sigmund Freud once said that people run towards pleasure and run away from pain. Thank you Captain Obvious. What is more painful than imagining the death of your child? In short – nothing.

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Using Music, Nature and Friendship to Help Families Cope with Cancer

When a child becomes sick, the whole family becomes sick. Navigating this complex and emotional healthcare journey is exhausting. By having services available to support families is crucial. One amazing organization that has been doing this since 1995, is the Children’s Cancer Association.

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Support Hospitalized Military Children on Giving Tuesday

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There are 1.7 million children of U.S. military personnel. Known as MilKids, their lives have more than the typical challenges of childhood; they often face parental deployment, multiple moves, changes in schools, as well as a lack of extended family nearby. When a child is hospitalized it adds additional stress and anxiety.

Standish Foundation has created a program to bring comfort and support to these families. In 2018, we donated toys, games and crafts to children’s hospitals at Tripler Army, Portsmouth Naval and Walter Reed Medical Centers. We’re asking for your support to continue this important program in 2019.

CLICK HERE to Make Your Contribution!

Giving Tuesday“Nadeiah had so much fun with her doll. She loved decorating it and making it her own. She was so excited and happy. She named her doll “Faith” and loved that it didn’t have hair–just like her!

 

 

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