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Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden was created to honor our "brave warriors" who are no longer with us. We wish to thank their parents for sharing the stories of their precious children, and making them a part of our lives. We hope that you will find comfort in knowing that these beloved children will always be remembered, and will live in our hearts forever.


 
NAME Tea Elisa Aarne

30.9.1995 - 23.10.1997

Our third daughter, Tea Elisa , was born with HLHS. She went through three open heart surgeries. The last operation was done on the first of October, 1997. After the operation she got pneumonia, which was fatal.

Though there were sickness and also suffering in Tea's life, she was a very happy and cheerful child. We miss her, but the love and memories are living in our hearts. The knowledge, the capable hands of the doctors, or the prayers of our family and near friends couldn't save Tea's life. Though the sadness is breaking our hearts, we want to thank God for those days we were given to live together with Tea.


photo Michelle Helen Bane (Shelly)

11-4-96 to 11-16-96

Michelle was diagnosed in utero with HLHS and IUGR. She was born at 37 1/2 weeks, weighing only 3 lbs 11 1/2 oz, while her twin sister, Connie, weighed 7 lbs 13 oz. She was stabilized and had the Norwood surgery at 10 days old. We named her after the surgeon. She seemed stable, but passed away about 36 hours later. Hopefully she is in Heaven with her recently deceased grandfather, who loved his grandchildren very much. She is survived by her parents, Paul and Meg, and her sisters, Katie, Jackie, and Connie.


photo Matthew Gilmore

6-7-96 to 9-17-97

"Candle in the Wind"


photo Ashley Lauren Robinson

5-20-94 to 1-16/96


Tyler Tyler Ryan Shankleton
10/17/93-11/11/93
"Take your troubles and your pain
All your worries and your blame
Take your life that's torn apart and come with me
To a place I've come to know
In times like these I go
Inside of the quiet times again

Lullaby your cares away
Think good thoughts and good things will happen
Rest your mind and things will pass in time
I know they will, there's magic in the quiet times they say"

—Kevin Roth

  Ryan Michael Kozlowski
10/30/90 - 11/23/90
Ryan Our son, Ryan, was born on 10/30/90 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Ryan weighed 11 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces. He had open heart surgery when he was two days old. Neither his size nor the surgery were enough to save him.

We did all that we possibly could for our little man until the day came to give him our ultimate and lasting gift of love. On November 23, 1990, when Ryan was 3 1/2 weeks old, after being given a very poor prognosis by the doctors, we made the decision to disconnect his ventilator and give him everlasting peace. It was a heartwrenching decision to make, but I believe it was the only one for him. We held our son for the first and last time that day. Ryan, tubes and wires gone, died in our arms twenty minutes later.

Ryan, Mommy and Daddy did what we thought was the best thing for you! We love you with all our hearts. We always will. We know you're in a better place-no more needles to endure! Until we meet again son...We love you!


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Please contact us if you would like to have your child included on this page.

Our thanks to Lisa Veronin for her contribution to this section.

 

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