Infant Burial Outfits Hand Sewn by LCS Auxiliary Volunteers

Auxiliary members, Miriam Bohning and Verna Steinbrenner, present infant burial outfits to Chaplain Wayne Brass, Judith Szerencsy, RN and Tamara Gaydos, RN, DNM at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Auxiliary members, Miriam Bohning and Verna Steinbrenner, present infant burial outfits to Chaplain Wayne Brass, Judith Szerencsy, RN and Tamara Gaydos, RN, DNM at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Two volunteers from the LCS Auxiliary are sewing and packaging burial garments for infants as part of “Diana’s Angels Project.” Miriam Bohning ordered the patterns from “Diana’s Angels Project.” Miriam and Verna Steinbrenner started sewing and recently took 50 infant burial sets to Chaplain Wayne Brass at MetroHealth Medical Center.

“When I first saw the little outfits I fell in love with them and just had to sew them. They touched a soft spot in my heart. My pastor blesses each outfit that I make and the ladies at my church give me money to buy what I need to sew them,” said Verna.

“Diana’s Angels Project” began in September 1997 when a young Iowa woman named Diana miscarried triplets five months into her pregnancy. The mother and father were unable to purchase burial clothing small enough to fit the infants. Many parents whose premature babies die need to shop toy stores to buy clothing. This can be a traumatic experience and the clothing does not fit properly.

Miriam and Verna create sets of burial clothes for boys and girls. Each set includes a sleeper, booties, and a receiving blanket. The boy’s set includes a jumpsuit with a shirt and cap and the girl’s set includes a dress and bonnet. A card is also placed in each package with a special message and Psalm 121 printed in it.

“I know how precious these little ones are. I love making the sets, and the nurses were very enthusiastic about receiving the sets,” said Miriam.

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