Maternity Department Gift

 From Left Michelle Snow, RN; Jessica Karns, Melanie Creighton, RNAfter her son, Silas Prayer Karns, was stillborn in 2013, Jessica Karns felt compelled to find a way to give other mothers who go through the same thing more time with their little ones. Karns decided to purchase a Cuddle Cot, a medical device with a cooling feature that slows the natural changes that occur in death. The cot allows mothers to spend many more precious hours with their babies before saying goodbye.

Karns started a fundraising campaign in Silas’ name and raised $3,000 through the generosity of donors. With the little leftover money she had after purchasing the cot, Karns bought fabric to sew baby blankets. She also received donations in the forms of crocheted hats, and wedding dresses. The dresses were used to make Angel Gowns.

Karns recently donated all items, including the Cuddle Cot, to the White River Medical Center Maternity Unit.