When we exchanged rings, we hoped our family of two would grow.
It has, into a family of 4. We're just split in half.
Two of us walk the Earth while two of us fly in Heaven.

Evan's Embrace

One of my highschool friends founded Evan's Embrace in Evan's memory. It all started with her donating 3 baskets to a local Seattle area hospital on Evan's first birthday. She called it Project Evan and later asked me to name it permanently. Evan's Embrace is the first thing that came to mind and it stuck.

From the founder Missy (Holz) Kocan about what we do:
"....After Evan passed away I kept in touch with Kara and Vicki.  When Evan’s one year birthday came up I knew I wanted to do something to honor him and his family since they had taught me so much about life, letting go, and having faith.  I created three baskets to donate the NICU at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on Evan’s birthday.  I included things that would help families of babies that are miscarried, still born or pass away in the NICU get through such a difficult time.  Vicki included a letter with a list of resources so families would know they’re not alone.  I think when you go through any sort of difficult time in life whether a divorce, financial difficulty, medical issues, or loss of a loved one it’s nice to know you’re not alone.

Overlake loved the baskets and sadly they went very quickly.  Thus the idea for Evan’s Embrace was born.  It’s a living tribute to Evan, his family and a way to bless other families whose babies become angels far too soon.  We’re hoping to donate baskets to more and more hospitals to hand out to families who need them. Vicki has also created Julia’s Joy so babies big and small, who pass away, will have an outfit to wear...."

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