Mikah Hand Stamped Jewellery & Gifts donates 100 gifts to memory boxes each quarter to Emerikus Land Foundation.
Emerikus Land Foundation is a non for profit organisation dedicated to supporting bereaved parents through the loss of their baby/s, Started in 2013 after Ben & Sherri-Leigh Land lost their daughter Emerikus due to a placental abruption at almost full term!
Ben & Sherri-Leigh founded Emerikus Land Foundation in August 2013 to donate cuddle cots to maternity hospitals through out Australia while also having donated to hospitals in New Zealand, Cuddle Cots allow parents 5-7 days with their baby in the comfort of their own room to say their final goodbyes but more importantly to say Hello.
Without a cuddle cot parents have no other option but to allow their baby/s be taken to the morgue to be cool to slow deteriorating.
Emerikus Land Foundation also donates Memory Boxes to hospitals for parents to create positive memories of their baby/s.
Giving parents the “Gift Of Time”
For more information and resources, please visit http://www.emerikuslandfoundation.org.au/
March 2012 began our journey of coping with loss and grief after our second child, George, was stillborn. No parent can ever expect this to happen to them, your future is altered along with your dreams and wishes.
Utterly lost and alone we immersed ourself in doing things for George in his memory...at home, in our work and through organisations (donating a percentage of sales to Sands QLD from 2014-2016).
Then October 2016 our fourth child, Harper, was also stillborn. Once was hard enough and the grief of losing George was still raw. We knew what to expect and how to make the most of every moment with our baby girl. The difference this time...Emerikus Land Foundation had donated a cuddle cot to our hospital since George was born. We had 24 hours of cuddles, kisses, photo's, holding hands and just knowing she was there. The difference this made to us was immense - she was there not taken away.
We will never stop wishing we had this with George but we are so blessed to have had this time with Harper.
We are eternally grateful to the Emerikus Land Foundation for this priceless gift.
Now we want to help ELF to raise more funds for cuddle cots and contribute to their memory box program - i can tell you that these are cherished beyond measure for a lifetime.
Thank you Emerikus Land Foundation, your daughter's life and memory is being honoured in such a beautiful and meaningful way.
Sarah and Michael xx