We received a wish from Christina Conlan, Senior Child Life Specialist at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Christina asked us for a piece of medical equipment-a digital EKO stethoscope. Kristina explained that this piece of equipment would allow her and other staff members at the hospital to tape & save on a flash drive a child’s heartbeat. This will allow parents whose children pass away at St. Chris to keep the sound of their child’s heartbeat with them forever. Christina also plans to give to those parents a print out of their children’s heartbeats as well, which this piece of equipment provides.
While the thought of this Wish is so incredibly heartbreaking, when we gave it more thought we realized how valuable the sound of a child’s heart beat is to their parents once they go to heaven. To be able to hear that sound for the rest of your life when you’ve lost your child has to be so valuable to grieving parents. Their children will be in Heaven but thanks to Christina and Bianca’s Kids, their hearts now will remain with their parents. It is for that reason that we granted this is Wish For Christina and St Chris Hosp. We bought the digital EKO along with several USB drives for Christina.