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Colorado Woman Helps Grieving Parents By Making Angel Gowns

by Anna Halkidis
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A grandmother in Colorado is volunteering her time to help mourning families with her organization Front Range Angel Gowns.

Sandi Fasano takes donated wedding gowns and sews them into little burial gowns known as Angel Gowns. She then gives them to individuals in the Colorado area who sadly lost their infants. These families also don’t have to worry about paying for the dresses.

“The last thing a family needs to do is go to a toy store and find doll clothes so there really isn’t any other option except to provide these free of charge,” Fasano told The Denver Channel.

One donated wedding dress also has the potential to help several families in this position.

“Depending on the amount of fabric that is in your wedding dress, it could yield 6 to 24+ little outfits. This includes girls gowns and bonnets, boys gowns and suits with vests and pants, the outside shells of the buntings,” the Front Range Angel Gowns website reads.

Fasano is one of several volunteers across the country donating their time to such a heartbreaking cause, such as Jacki Cohoon, another Angel Gown creator, who understands the pain after losing her twin brothers 10 hours after birth.

“You can dress your child for the first and last time and you can honor that child,” said Fasano, whose own child suffered a similar loss. “Everything, your hopes and your dreams were in that child.”

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