Boise Relief Society sisters donate baby burial clothing

When a baby dies, the last thing the parents feel like doing is to go shopping in stores full of cute clothes their babies will never wear -- especially when there are few options for the tiny infants who've spent most of their few days in the hospital newborn intensive care unit.

When Paramount Ward (Meridian Idaho Paramount Stake) Relief Society President Becky Hansen contacted St. Luke's Hospital to see what they needed, Amber Frank, who works in the NICU, suggested the sisters in the ward make and donate baby burial clothing.

Hansen agreed to take on the project with the original goal to provide 30 boys' outfits and 30 girls' dresses in 12 weeks time.

The final number was double that, with 71 boys' suits, 65 girls' dresses, 50 headbands, 43 hats, 25 pairs of booties, 30 lace bootie socks and 122 blankets.

JaNae Neyman and Kathie Kynaston drove the project. Kynaston had lost a little girl. Neyman had buried two children.

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