| Oct 20, 2022
Our Comfort Penguin To The Rescue Once Again
Our Comfort Crisis Penguin Crew To The Rescue!
Helping Children from Robb Elementary School Cope with One More Heartless School Shooting in America!
How Many More Angels Must We Send Back To Heaven?
Decades ago, Angels In Waiting created a therapeutic stuffed toy to help medically fragile foster care toddlers and children in crisis cope and heal from numerous painful medical procedures and the trauma of being placed into countless foster homes.
In 2012, the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. The loss of 24 1st graders' innocent lives -dropped AIW's founder to her knees, literally and figuratively! She looked for a way to help heal the trauma of the remaining siblings and survivors of one of our deadliest shootings in US history.
Our founder, Linda West-Conforti, was aware of the therapeutic effect of AIW's comfort penguin from feedback from foster parents, social workers, and nurses who received a comfort penguin for their medically fragile foster child -in need. As requested, AIW donated and shipped 500 of AIW's crisis penguins to Sandy Hook's "Therapeutic Crisis-Out-Reach Community.". AIW's Crisis Penguins won the hearts of counselors, parents, and children who were all deeply devastated by this heartbreaking and gut-retching loss of precious young lives. Here is a video clip from CBS, The Doctors, about the therapeutic healing effects of AIW's crisis penguin had on children from Sandy Hook Elementary School.
A decade later, May 24, 2022, marks another dark day in American history. Another merciless torture and killing of innocent elementary school children occurred. Recruits who took an oath to protect and serve waited outside for nearly an hour for orders; to enter.
Crisis Counselors from the surrounding communities around Uvalde, Texas, reached out to Newtown, Connecticut, for help and guidance. One of the counselors told a therapist you have to find the lady with the penguins and sent her the above clip from The Doctors.
As the counselor sought the crisis penguin, our founder was pursuing a therapist to send AIW's crisis penguin too. So, once again, with a heavy heart, AIW's Crisis Penguins were donated and shipped to Rob Elementary School-age children to help them cope with another cold-blooded senseless elementary school shooting.
Sadly, school shootings are an American epidemic and the remedy to prevent these shootings is not an easy task. Unfortunately, school shooting tragedies seem to be a new staple to our society - many children are massacred and traumatized in American schools due to these televised shootings. Created by ill youths who did not get access to the mental health services they so desperately needed. As a result, our beloved children die in our classrooms as America tallies up one more heartless school shooting.
Angels in Waiting continues with our foundation's mission of recruiting nurses, to care for our medically fragile foster care population. While infants and children are placed into the hearts and hands of our dedicated nurses. Many of these children, through our nurses' hearts, will also find their forever families.
Providing Comfort /Crisis Penguins to Rob Elementary School shootings survivors was not its initial intention. Still, we are delighted to know our therapeutic toy is helping children in Uvalde, Texas, cope with another dark tragedy in American history.
We understand donation funds may be tight with the rising cost of living, including gas prices and putting food on the table. However, if you can find a small donation amount for our projects, it would be extensively utilized to help more little Angels In Waiting thrive through the hearts and hands of our dedicated nurses.
Our Crisis Penguin To The Rescue Once Again : (
Staging penguins with therapeutic crisis cards