The purpose of Surrounded By Love is to comfort the families who have lost a child to brain cancer.  

Losing a child is often characterized as having suffered the worst loss a person can undergo.  Typically, nothing can be done to help ease their pain.  They must go through a painful process to get to acceptance, and someday get to a point where they can feel joy again and live a fulfilling life.  

I lost my own child, Dylan, just before his 11th birthday to medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer.  I asked a quilting group at my church if they could make a quilt out of his favorite t-shirts, and they asked me if I'd like to join their group and help.  Of course I did!  

I watched and pitched in where I could, and after about a year of getting together once a month, I had a tangible connection to Dylan.  The quilt was made of the shirts he wore his entire life and it was filled with memories -- it was the story of his life.  

I treasured it.         

I decided, in an effort to connect with other families who have been through a similar ordeal, that I would make quilts for them out of their own child's clothes at no cost to them.    My goal last April was 30 quilts, and I reached that goal at the end of 2015.

I would like to keep this going because I saw the amazing effect it had on the families as well as myself.     

I want to the quilts to remain at no cost to the families who have lost children to cancer. 

If you have a T-shirt quilt for someone you would like to commemorate in another way (say, a graduating student), please inquire as to the cost at our contact page.

I hope to have the free quilts subsidized by donors.  My goal is fundraising to support this non-profit. Click here if you would like to donate.

Surrounded by Love is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN number 81-0851412.

We were honored to be featured on the KTLA News in September of 2017. 
Watch the segment below:

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