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Kylie Lynn, Tiny Dancer

Lion # 119 It was Christmas Night 2008, and we were with family visiting and enjoying our holiday together. For some reason, I was getting really grumpy and really uncomfortable–more  than I had been...

Passing a Lion On…

Passing a Lion On…

A Note to Lion Owners Part of the legacy of each lion is the fact that every single lion has belonged to someone who understands suffering in a personal way.  If you find that...

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Shane’s Story – A 2% Chance

Lion # 118 Earlier that week we had just announced to our friends that we were expecting our 6th baby.  We had an ultrasound just weeks before and everything looked great.  We decided to...

Hope’s Story – Grateful For Hope

Hope’s Story – Grateful For Hope

I didn’t plan on having my 11-year-old daughter’s birthday party the same day as I buried my baby girl, but life never turns out exactly as you planned. My life would still not be...

Jared’s Story

Jared’s Story

On a cold day in February of 1984, the busy, simple life we knew changed forever.  Our healthy, active, 22 month old son Jared went from playing to dying in a matter of hours...

Bailey’s Story – We held an angel in our arms

Bailey’s Story – We held an angel in our arms

Lion # 113 I am sure of the future. I have married my Prince Charming, we have two little boys, I am pregnant and sure it is a girl and I am on my...

Cody B’s Story – Holland has a lot to offer…if you just let it

Cody B’s Story – Holland has a lot to offer…if you just let it

Lion # 112 Cody B. was born January 13, 1999. His due date was March 21st. He weighed in at 3.5lbs. He was doing very well and then got an infection. They told us...

Drew’s Story – Drew’s Fight

Drew’s Story – Drew’s Fight

Lion # 108 Three days after our son’s 7th birthday, he came home from school limping.  Drew never complained about it.  When asked what happened he explained he got hurt on the playground.  After...