Featured Family: The Daigle’s

khloe

CHILD’S NAME: KHLOE MARIE DAIGLE
AGE: 8 HOURS
STATE: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
CAUSE OF DEATH: BORN WITH SPINA DIFIDA
PROFILE: DEANNE, GRANDMOTHER OF KHLOE

My “advice” for other families that are suffering similarly is that God gives his toughest battles to only his strongest soldiers. Have faith that there is a greater life beyond what we can see and feel. Don’t dwell in the sorrow of what could have been. Instead, look forward to the day that you meet again!

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Why did they need help?

My main concern for Khloe was laying her to rest with a proper headstone. This was the one and only thing my daughter was going to buy for her baby so no matter what it had to be exactly what she wanted.

What assistance did the foundation provide?

Out of the 54 foundations that I looked into, I only qualified for assistance with one for a headstone. That was LJF, where I was introduced to caseworker Laura Christensen. She has been my rock and support. Her soft spoken and polite voice would always make me smile after days of crying and dealing with inconsiderate people (on top of the death of a grandchild). I was so busy with taking care of everything for my daughter, that I didn’t have time to mourn and I was seriously at my breaking point. I wanted it all to be done and over with so I could start focusing on my grieving and healing.

How did this help the family?

Without the support from LJF, that day wouldn’t have been possible. Laura informed me that LJF paid the balance in full and that the head marker was in production. I felt such excitement and relief that tears of joy took over. It was the best Christmas present I ever received. I can’t even begin to show how grateful I am for the support throughout this journey. LJF and Laura touched my heart & held my hand all the way from Seattle.