A few years ago some of our very close friends lost their little girl. She was VERY much like Casey and we have become very close with this family through our daughters. In 2014 we really wanted to find a way to help honor Giuli’s memory over the holidays and to let her family know that she is still (and always will be) in our hearts.
Our palliative care social worker and I came up with a way to honor many of the local children that have passed. I teamed up with an amazing family that runs an organization in their daughter’s memory- sMiles 4 Sammy. The partnership was perfect. This will be our third year to co-host and provide dinner and celebration for these families to honor their child’s memory.
This year’s celebration will be Thursday, December 8rd from 6-8PM at Dell Children’s in Conference Room 3. sMiles 4 Sammy will provide dinner and we will then make special ornaments. Feel free to download and share the flyer if you know anyone in the Austin area that has lost a child and may wish to join us. There is also a Facebook Event if that is easier to share.
After the ornaments dry we will be decorating a tree in Mueller Park (nearby the hospital – behind the PICU). After New Years we will take down the decorations and Palliative will have the ornaments in their office for anyone that wishes to pick theirs up.