On August 19th 2008 the very beginnings of Project Heal was born. Since that cold Winter’s day, I have been visiting the Christian’s Beach on most evenings to honour and remember the lives of babies and children that have left us too soon. We wanted to mark this anniversary of Christian’s Legacy beginning by creating a movement. A day of speaking aloud about the babies and children that are no longer here. It is a day healing and a day of HOPE. August 19th breaks the silence surrounding the death of babies and children. We want August 19th – Day of Hope to be a movement of peace and so if this speaks to your heart you may want to read on.
I feel so very fortunate to live in a time where so many of us are working together to break down the walls of society that keep the death of babies and children of any age or gestation a hush-hush subject. So many people view the death of a baby as just a sad thing that happened. These babies that die are not sad things that happen. They are human beings and much-loved and wanted sons and daughters, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandsons and granddaughters.
August 19th is about coming together as a whole community to openly speak about these children and celebrating their short lives. We tell the rest of the world that we will not be silent on this subject anymore. There are many ways to take part in our Day of Hope. You may want to share one of awareness images on your facebook, instagram, twitter or other social network or you can take part in my Prayer Flag Project.
The Prayer Flag Project is a beautiful way to honour your children and break the silence in a very moving way. More information will be available at this website soon!
If you would like to show your support to this day but would rather not take part in The Prayer Flag Project please feel welcome use one of our awareness images that can be found through my albums in the links below. You can use the images on your own blog or website. Please feel welcome to post one of our awareness images as your profile picture on your favourite social media website!