First how it came about... I received an email from a friend who works at Columbus Medical Center! In the email it gave contact info for the bereavement coordinator. I contacted the coordinator to find she was in desperate need of things for families. The church group that used to help them would not be able to donate any longer. They would need about 240 diapers and 120 buntings. They needed them as soon as possible.
The next thing that happened was truly amazing, I received a phone call from a member of the Butler 4th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had heard of Teeny Tears and wanted to know if they could help in a service night... Totally amazing to me!!! I was worried about how I would get so many done quickly... prayers answered!
The diapers and buntings were donated in the memory of Angel Bimba Frandsen.
Bimba means "baby girl" in Italian.
The sweet Frandsen family has suffered many heart wrenching losses.
They lost a very sweet little girl Vittoria, while waiting for a heart transplant at age seven. Vittoria went in to surgery for a simple valve repair. Something happened while in surgery and her heart was no longer able to support her life, so she was put on the transplant list to wait for a heart that would save her life... It didn't come in time :(
Val and James Frandsen were cautiously thrilled when they found out they were expecting a baby again.
When they found out it was a baby girl they were even more excited. The sweet little boy they had at home would again have a sister. But tragedy again struck with heart ache as they discovered during a routine ultra sound their baby girl was now an angel with her older sister.
Val was born and raised in Italy. When I asked her if we could do this for her family, she said 'but we didn't name her'... So we used Italian to describe their tiny Angel. " Bimba".. baby girl
Val works tirelessly getting the word out for organ donation, so other parents won't have to loose a child waiting for the gift of life!" ~Jana Hudspeth, angel mother to The Hudspeth Four and friend to angel families everywhere