We are EXCITED to announce the launch of our Sibling Bags as a part of Still Family! Last night, we donated the first 5 Sibling Bags to West Penn Hospital after their Worldwide Wave of Light Service. The Angel Heart Bereavement Team Chair, Christina Tew, is featured in the photo with Melissa Ibella, our board Treasurer and Still Family Lead, and Melissa’s daughters, as well as our Executive Director, Lauren McLean. This donation is just the beginning for the Sibling Bag program! Our goal is to have Sibling Bags placed in hospitals and funeral homes in the Pittsburgh area over the next few months!
A Sibling Bag is a gift we hope will encourage remembering. Each bag includes a teddy bear wrapped in a blanket wearing a hat and the book “We were gonna have a baby, but we had an angel instead”. The bags are meant for a family of siblings to share the contents and treasure for years to come.
We hope the Sibling Bags provide the siblings and families with a loving bonding experience as they grieve for their brother or sister.