Due to the high volume of recent requests, our Grieving Hearts Care Packages are currently unavailable. Please continue to check back for updates. We are honored to support our fellow bereaved heart community and wish to continue that outreach soon. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to reimplement this branch of Hayden's Heart.
Resources for Bereaved Families
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Free professional remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby.
Provides a weighted bear in the weight of your child (small fee).
When Your Friend's Baby Dies
A free downloadable e-book especially great for friends and family of the bereaved parents.
Offers beautiful memorial sunset pictures with your child's name in the sand and is a great resource for bereaved family. She can also be followed on Facebook where you can keep up with the different events to honor your child.
Cooper's Cause Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families as they face the strain of unexpected medical expenses related to pediatric heart conditions.
Icing Smiles, Inc.
Provides birthday cakes for children whose sibling died, and they also provide memorial cakes for a deceased child for the first two years after the child's death, all free of charge and anywhere in the country.
Run for Little Hearts
A local (Kansas City) CHD 5k/10k walk/run held each year.
The CHD Awareness Quilt Project
Promotes greater public awareness of Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) while honoring the strength, courage and commitment of all those born with a CHD and their families. They will create a quilt square in your child's memory to be placed on a quilt for display.
Hand-sewn capes for heart warriors and heart angels, free of charge.
The Smallest Gift
Provides blanket and weighted heart, free of charge.
Hope's Healing Hearts
Handmade weighted heart, free of charge.
Angel Mommy's Heart
Free hand-made, crochet hearts (Facebook page)
Congenital Heart Defects Family Association
A local Kansas City CHD organization that meets throughout the year, participates in different activities and provides care packages and blankets.
Join the Love
Creates memory blankets for bereaved families, free of charge.
Still Standing Magazine
An online magazine for bereaved parents
Perinatal and Infant Hospice. Offers support group and peer mentoring for families who have lost a baby.
Grief and loss support for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby. They have a support group that meets regularly.