Friday, September 4, 2009

Memorial Date

Brianna's Memorial is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Downtown Orlando, in the sanctuary
106 East Church Street
Orlando, FL

In lieu of flowers we request donations be made to our newly formed non-profit organization: Brianna Gives Hope
We will be posting information on how and where to donate by Tuesday. The Brianna Gives Hope foundation has been created to help other families in similar situations with respite care, provide happy, colorful hospital gowns for sick children, equipment, and that is just the beginning. Our goal is to give back, Brianna gave us so much and we want to pass on the love.

I'm sure Brianna would be pleased to look down and see everyone wearing bright colors at her Memorial for this will be a day to celebrate her life, not mourn her leaving.

We are also checking into hotel information for out-of-town visitors. Should have that posted in the next day or two as well.

One more thing, Jerry and I will be going to church this Sunday and invite you to come with us. God knows we need all the support we can muster at this point. We will be attending the 11:00 am Genesis Service at First Pres. (address above). Meet us under the angel wing (just ask when you get there) or in the Genesis service, we plan on sitting in the front.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss, but so happy you had so much time with her. I hope you feel the prayers and love of family, friends and strangers. Take care.

    Dyane Higgin, (another mom of a Trisomy 18 angel- Adeline)

  2. Thank you for the information. So wish I could be there Sunday to sit with your family, but will be there next Saturday. Now that we will continue to lift your family in prayer and thanksgiving for Brianna's beautiful life.

  3. i want to give you some baby beanies when the time comes for the foundation. (i just started making them...turned it into a biz, want to connect to Bri and my Cana and other T18 babes thru this...)

    if you'll have me. And i'll just remind you as the time comes.

    I'm so broken with you and mourning with you (hope thats ok, from a stranger)...but then again, having shared the joys of seeing her sweet sweet face and feeling closer to my baby girl thru yours...i think you get my heart too.

    still here with you. lifting you all up as you glorify the Lord in your suffering. What an honor to suffer with you.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache: but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.

    Thinking of You with Sympathy

    John Viscuso and Family