|Map of states with local Forever Warm chapters
Chapter 1 - North Vernon, Indiana
Summer Magner is the Founder of Forever Warm. She has been married to her husband for 5 years.
They know all too well the pain that comes with losing a child. Their son, Tatum Magner, was stillborn on September
12, 2008 at 34 weeks gestation. They have also suffered multiple miscarriages. She started Forever Warm to help
other angel parents cope with their grief. Tatum is her inspiration for starting this organization. To read Tatum's
story, please click "Tatum's Story" in the left hand column.
Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets:
Schneck Medical Center - Seymour, IN
Regional Hospital - Columbus, IN
Chapter 2 - Jacksonville, North Carolina
Hospitals that receive Forever Warm
Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune - Jacksonville, NC
Onslow Memorial - Jacksonville, NC
Chapter 3 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Director: Sara Campbell
Campbell is a mother of four, residing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When she came across Forever Warm, she was immediately touched
and decided that she wanted to do anything she could to help. Sara knows how to knit and crochet but is still learning
to master both.
that receive Forever Warm blankets:
Chapter 4 - North Dighton, Massachusetts
Director: Katelyn Eagan
Eagan currently lives in North Dighton, Massachusetts with her husband Matthew and their beautiful baby girl named Ayva. She
works as a Community Living Supervisor at Cooperative Productions which assists adults with developmental disabilities.
Hospitals that receive Forever Warm
Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Boston, MA
Women and Infants Hospital - Providence, RI
Morton Hospital - Taunton, MA
Memorial - Attleboro - MA
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA
Beth Israel Hospital - Boston, MA
Shore Hospital - Weymouth, MA
Chapter 5 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Leslie Lewis has been married to her husband for
less than a year. They have lost three babies to miscarriage and a nephew to SIDS. They have lived in Colorado Springs since
April 2009. Leslie is inspired by the strength of Angel Mommies and wants to help.
Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets:Memorial Hospital Central - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Chapter 6 - Martinsville, Indiana / Indianapolis, Indiana
Director: Melissa Lane
Melissa Lane has been married to her husband, Joe, for six years. They have two living
children and currently reside in Martinsville, Indiana. In 2007 their 3rd and final child, Calypso, was born at 29 weeks 5
days. She lived for 23 short days before passing away at Riley Children's Hospital from a condition called NEC,
which is a complication caused by prematurity. She tries to live by the quote, "Be the change you wish to see in
that receive Forever Warm blankets:Riley
Children's Hospital - Indianapolis, Indiana
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital - Indianapolis, Indiana
Chapter 7 - Des Moines, Iowa
Director: Stephanie Hullinger
Stephanie Hullinger is the mother of two living children from her first marriage. She and her second
husband tried to conceive a child together for 4 years and ended up with 7 angel babies and no living children together. When
she realized that there isn't much support out there for angel parents, she began looking for ways to help other parents.
When a friend directed her towards Forever Warm, she knew immediately that this was something she wanted to do. She is very
passionate about supporting angel parents in any way possible, and raising awareness about how devastating pregnancy and infant
loss is to the parents of angel babies. She hopes that one day every angel parent will have the support that they need and
Hospitals that receive
Forever Warm blankets:Mercy Medical Center
- Des Moines, Iowa
Chapter 8 - Wichita, Kansas
Director: Donna Jantzen
Donna is the grandmother of 11, ages from one on the way, to 3 weeks, to 25 years old.
She has done daycare for 35 years. She had just started making blankets for the hospital NICU for "angel babies"
when her friend showed her the Forever Warm website. She loved the name and thoughts behind "Forever Warm".
She sews blankets out of fleece and flannel and machine embroiders "so loved" on each blanket corner
along with a heart or angel outline in the center.
Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets:Wesley Hospital - Wichita, KS
Chapter 9 - Kansas City, Missouri / Kansas City, Kansas
Director: Christina Brooke
Christina has been married to her husband for five years and currently resides in Savannah,
Missouri. As a stay-at-home mom and freelance artist, Christina enjoys all crafts including knitting and crocheting. Christina
and her husband have a 5 year old daughter, Karma, who was born premature with a heart defect and they miscarried another
child in 2009. Since then she has been reaching out to other mothers who have had similar experiences. Christina was so
touched by Tatum's story and she knew her way to help grieving parents was to get involved with Forever Warm. Blessings
upon Christina and her husband as they prepare to welcome their second child in September 2010.
Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets:Mercy Children's Hospital - Kansas City, MO
Heartland Hospital - Saint Joseph,
Chapter 10 - Texarkana, TX
Director: Irene Pickney
Irene Pickney is the grandmother
of two girls aged 9 & 11. She runs the nursery at her local church and loves babies. She enjoys knitting
and crocheting. She was looking for a charity that could use the items she makes when she discovered the Forever Warm
Organization. She was touched by Tate’s story and wanted to comfort the families who have lost their Angel
Babies. The blankets are being donated in memory of Brandie Necole Wright. Brandie was the Angel Baby of her
close friend Mary Ross. Brandie lived for just 14 hours.
Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets: Wadley Regional Medical Center – Texarkana , TX
Chapter 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Joining forces with Wyatt's Wishes
Director: Megan McGrory
Megan married her husband in 2006 after 7 years of being with each other. They
began trying to start a family in October of 2007. After two long years of trying, they finally conceived on 11/29/2009
through IVF. Their baby was due on 8/19/2010, but prior to the due date, they found out that the baby had a heart condition.
After being rushed to CHOP in Philly, they found out their son, Wyatt, had a serious heart defect called Hypoplastic Left
Heart Syndrome. In addition, his heart was causing him to have fetal hydrops, which is fluid in and around the baby. They
choose to have fetal intervention surgery done to see if the doctors could place a hole into the chambers of Wyatt's
heart to relieve some of the pressure. This would allow him a better chance of survival until his lungs developed enough
to be delivered. On 6/4/2010, at 29 weeks and 1 day, the surgery was performed. The doctors tried three times, but they
couldn't keep the hole from closing in Wyatt's heart. Finally, they had to stop as Wyatt's heart was losing strength.
At 12:28pm on 6/4/2010, the doctors determined that Wyatt had become an angel and returned to heaven. Wyatt was delivered
on Sunday, 6/6/2010, Megan's birthday, at 4:48pm, only a few minutes shy of being EXACTLY 30 years apart. They were able
to keep Wyatt in their room over night and the 28 hours that they spent with their son, their first child, will be the best
memories of their entire lives. They miss my son every day, but understand that he is in a better place now, and would have
had a difficult life if he survived. They love their baby boy more than God knows and miss him so much.
Megan established an organization in Wyatt's name called Wyatt's Wishes.
The organization creates Angel Care Packages to donate to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). This chapter
of Forever Warm will donate blankets to Wyatt's Wishes for the care packages. Megan also makes Handmade Cards from
the Heart, which are donated with the Angel Care Packages and used as part of a BLM Penpal group. Wyatt's Wishes also
volunteers to support walks and fundraisers. All money raised for Wyatt's Wishes is donated toward making packages and
cards, or it is donated to CHOP or Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS).
Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia – Philadelphia , PA
|Megan and Wyatt