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Map of states with local Forever Warm chapters

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Chapter 1 - North Vernon, Indiana
Director:  Summer Magner

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

Columbus Regional Hospital - Columbus, IN

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Summer Magner

 

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Chapter 2 - Jacksonville, North Carolina
Director:  Traci Marks




Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets:
Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune - Jacksonville, NC
Onslow Memorial - Jacksonville, NC


 

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Sara

Chapter 3 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Director:  Sara Campbell

Sara 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.
 
Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets:
 
 

 

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Katelyn

Chapter 4 - North Dighton, Massachusetts
Director:  Katelyn Eagan

Katelyn 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 blankets:

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Boston, MA
Women and Infants Hospital - Providence, RI
Morton Hospital - Taunton, MA
Sturdy Memorial - Attleboro - MA
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA
Beth Israel Hospital - Boston, MA
South Shore Hospital - Weymouth, MA



 

Chapter 5 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Director:  Leslie Lewis

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

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Leslie

 



 

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 the world".

Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets:
Riley Children's Hospital - Indianapolis, Indiana
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital - Indianapolis, Indiana

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Melissa Lane

 



 

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 deserve.

Hospitals that receive Forever Warm blankets:
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines, Iowa

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Stephanie Hullinger

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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

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Donna

 



 

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, MO

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Christina Brooke

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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

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Irene Pickney

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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

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Megan and Wyatt



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