Sewing Hearts: Angel Dresses delivered to Christ Hospital

Angel dresses delivered to Christ Hospital. (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (Deb Dixon) - Women all over the country donated their wedding dresses after a story Local 12 News reported about a year ago on "Angel Dresses."

Volunteers transform them into outfits for babies who do not come home. The emotional reaction when dresses were delivered to Christ Hospital Thursday, Feb. 11, was heart warming.

The basement of a West Chester home is filled with donated wedding gowns with satin lace and pearl beads. They are cut and sewn by hand into Angel Dresses, burial gowns. That was something the Diehls did not have when daughter Ava was still born at one pound. She was buried in a piece of blankie.

Getting wedding dresses and volunteer seamstresses was easy. Getting hospitals to take them was not so much, until Thursday. A box of Angel Dresses was delivered to Christ Hospital. A nurse seemed overwhelmed

Parents will get to pick the outfit. Ora Walters is with the hospital's "WINGS" program; Women and families in Need of Grief Support.

Christ is the first hospital to accept the donated Angel Dresses. Other hospitals contacted have not responded.

If they do there are hundreds of dresses available for the baby who doesn't come home.

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