This memorial will deliver flowers to families coping with the loss of a child due to the complications of a life-threatening condition.

Ila Tschannen lived a full life and had a passion for helping others in need in many ways, from feeding anyone that came through her doors to supporting her family, her community, and complete strangers. She loved flower arranging, she won hundreds of ribbons over the years and was President of the Golden Valley Garden Club. Her husband, Ken, had quite the green thumb as well, ensuring she was always surrounded by the beauty and scent of flowers.

Children's Lighthouse of Minnesota will use the money raised to send a bouquet of flowers to comfort local families following the death of a child with a life-limiting condition in our community. They will be delivered on the anniversary of the child's birthday or the 'angel day,' the anniversary of the day they passed away.

Link to Ila's obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/startribune/obituary.aspx?n=ila-mae-tschannen&pid=156904062&fhid=9267

More about Children's Lighthouse of Minnesota's mission:
Parents have many expectations for their children’s lives. But what happens when those lives are cut short? Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota has been working since 2009 to create the first residential children’s hospice home in the Twin Cities. The home will provide around-the-clock palliative care with an interdisciplinary approach serving children with conditions not responsive to curative care. There are only three of its kind for children in the entire United States, whereas there are 4,700 for adults. Once built, children with a shortened life-expectancy will be able to stay in one of 8-10 bedrooms at Children's Lighthouse for short respite breaks or at the end-of-life. The home will also offer family suites so that the family may remain close but find rest from providing challenging cares, as well as to have support while coping with the life-changing situation they were thrown into. Visit www.ChildrensLighthouseMn.org to learn more.

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