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Phoebe's 'Hope Box' helps families heal after losing a child

A special memento box is helping a mother recover from the loss of her infant child. (Source: WALB) A special memento box is helping a mother recover from the loss of her infant child. (Source: WALB)
Volunteers also made angel gowns from donated wedding dresses for families who experienced infant loss. (Source: WALB) Volunteers also made angel gowns from donated wedding dresses for families who experienced infant loss. (Source: WALB)
"There is lots of little pieces in there that help me to memorize him and to help me to remember he was my child," said Burkett. (Source: WALB) "There is lots of little pieces in there that help me to memorize him and to help me to remember he was my child," said Burkett. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A special memento box is helping a mother recover from the loss of her infant child.

Leslie Burkett lost her 18-week old son. Phoebe is providing Hope Boxes to help her, and other mothers who have lost their children, cope with the loss.

The Hope Box is filled with cards and other mementos of Leslie's son. The program is in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Leslie talked about how the experience made the death of her son easier.

"There is lots of little pieces in there that help me to memorize him and to help me to remember he was my child," said Burkett.

Volunteers also made angel gowns from donated wedding dresses for families who experienced infant loss.

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