“A luminous light remains...where a beautiful soul has passed”.
- Antoine Boreva
The loss of a child cannot be put into words that anyone could possibly express. Whether it is a perinatal loss or the death of an older child no one should have to experience this journey alone. The Stony Brook Babies and Children’s Support Program is here to help make this awful journey a tiny bit easier for you and your family.
Across the street from the Pediatric Emergency Room please visit our Babies and Children’s Memorial Garden. This Garden was designed to offer a place of peace and solace for grieving families and as a beautiful tribute to the lives of their children. The Garden is lined with an engraved brick pathway with over 500 bricks dedicated to the lives children that were lost all too soon. Information about parking validation can be added here.
The Annual Ceremony of Remembrance is held each fall to honor the lives of your children. This candle lighting ceremony is attended by approximately 300 people each year and is a celebration of the lives of the children lost at Stony Brook Children’s. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to postpone this year's ceremony until Spring 2017.
Please find below some links that we think may be helpful to you:
- Suffolk County Bereavement Groups
- Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
- Little Angel Fund
- March of Dimes
- Compassionate Friends
If you would like to purchase a brick to be installed into the babies and Children’s Memorial Garden please click here and fill out this form.