Pictured L to R: Amy Becker, Linda Haines of Grand Lake Health System and Megan and Thomas Leidy of Carter’s Comfort.

(2-19-21) The JTD Hospital Foundation is grateful to be the recipient of 25 hand sewn blankets for the Grand Lake Birthing Center from Megan and Thomas Leidy. This gift is being given in honor of their son, Carter, who was born still at 34 weeks on June 25, 2019. Megan states it was through their loss, and the caring support of others, that they knew that they wanted to do something to keep Carter’s memory alive and help other parents experiencing this type of loss.

Megan and Thomas shared how they cherish the keepsakes they have of Carter, and knew they wanted to provide families with something that would serve as a memory of their child gone too soon.

Megan states-

“This is how Carter’s Comfort was born”.

In order to make the blankets, Megan knew she first she had to learn how to sew! It was important to Megan and Thomas that every blanket be handmade. They wanted a little bit of Carter in everything they did, including the blankets. Megan states, “We hope parents will wrap their child up in our blanket and take the blanket home with them as a very special item of remembrance, something to hold throughout their grief and a treasure to keep forever.”

Birthing Manager Amy Becker states –

“We appreciate so much that Megan and Thomas thought of JTDMH to donate their handmade baby blankets. Patients experiencing a loss will receive this gift of support from parents who have also been there. They will know they are not alone. This provides such a special way to comfort our patients and honor Carter at the same time.”

We thank Megan and Thomas for this special gift, for sharing their story with us, and for providing families comfort. Carter’s Comfort provides handmade blankets to parents, hospitals, doctor’s offices and organizations.  To learn more about Thomas and Megan’s story, Carter’s Comfort, visit carterscomfort.com.