Coopers Journey: The Gift of Time

Coopers Journey: The Gift of Time

From Joyce Arnold

We are fundraising to help get a Caring Cradle in our local hospital for families facing the loss of their baby. The Caring Cradle is a device that cools and offers more time for the families to remain close to their ...

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Update #5

about 1 month ago

10% of the way there! I know we can do this!

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Normally doing our candle vigil and paper lanterns would be enough, but this year we want to do something that truly matters beyond our little family, and impacts others families facing the unthinkable. 

We hope you'll celebrate his 3rd birthday with us by giving The Gift of Time to other families by placing a Caring Cradle in CRMC (Where he was born)

 The Caring Cradle is a device that cools and offers a more dignified, and comfortable way for parents and families to spend time with a baby who has passed away. By cooling the precious body of a baby the natural changes that occur in death are slowed. This slowing allows parents memory making time, out of town family to arrive, pictures to be taken and above all the ability to hold, rock, bathe and cuddle the baby without worry. The Caring Cradle is an all inclusive design, meaning it includes the cart, bassinet, and cooling mechanisms all in one. The entire device it easily sanitizable, requires no interaction on the part of the staff short of plugging it in, it is quiet, uses a small amount of environmentally safe coolant, includes a micro gel cooling blanket which allows parent to easily hold the baby untethered maintaining cooling for short periods of time, requires NO sustainable resources, comes with a 2 year warranty and is manufactured in the United States. 

Heres a short overview of exact details of the device we are hoping to place in CRMC.

 Caring Cradle Overview 

*All-inclusive design (cart - bassinet - mechanics)

 *Removable mattress that can be swaddled with baby helps maintain cooling while cuddling 

*Continuous operation 

*Low energy sealed system

 *Maintains cooling temperature of approximately 47f 

*USA standard cord with international adapter 

*All components easily sanitized 

*No harmful chemicals needed

 *Uses environmentally safe coolant

 *Enclosed storage cabinet and lower open shelf

 *Birth card holder 

*Ample space for mounting memory plates

 *Assembled in the USA 

*Manufacturer Warranty 

*No consumables required

 *Priced affordably

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Joyce Arnold posted a new update:
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Update #5

10% of the way there! I know we can do this!

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Joyce Arnold posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #4

This new -$100 price quote is good for 30 days at least, but I am going to hope it stays so low until we get this money raised. Also as long as it's delivered to the hospital we get the lower non-profit pricing !!!!! EEeeekkkkk!!! This is great news!!!

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Joyce Arnold posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #3

I spoke today with the wonderful Lynn Walker (the lead OB nurse in the delivery ward) for a bit on the phone. She was wonderful and we cannot wait to meet up this week possibly to get everyone on board with getting this in CRMC as soon as possible. I am giddy like when his milk came in. This is really going to change peoples lives. Cooper is really going to make an imprint on this world again and its got my heart over flowing today!!! Tomorrow wouldn't be soon enough for me to have this helping families like mine who faced the unimaginable. Gosh what a wonderful conversation we had on the phone. I'm overjoyed !!!

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