HEAL Memory Garden
A Path to HEALing
Children are the greatest joys we can know in this life but when tragedy strikes and children die, life can become almost unbearable. Many families look for a place of solitude, a place to remember and to reflect - to find just a little comfort from the enormous pain.
In order to recognize and remember the precious children who have touched our lives in such profound ways, both in life and then in death, the HEAL Memory Garden has been created.
The Angel of Hope
Located in a serene area along the walking trail at Atrium Medical Center, the garden proudly serves host to the Angel of Hope, a bronze statue recognized worldwide as a gathering site for grieving parents. The path around the Angel is composed of personalized memorial pavers with landscaping, seasonal floral plantings as well as granite benches and other works of art.
The Angel of Hope was introduced to the world in the book and television movie, “The Christmas Box,” written by Richard Paul Evans. The story is about a woman who mourns the loss of her child at an angel monument. Today, more than 90 statues are located throughout the country, with one right here at Atrium Medical Center.
Memorial pavers especially designed for the HEAL Garden are available for purchase at a cost of $35.00. Remembrance names, messages or dates may be engraved. All pavers are 4 x 8 inches with engraving space limited to 3 lines with 15 letters/numbers/spaces per line. Spaces will be counted as one character. All engraving is done in upper case letters.
Engraving of the pavers will take place twice a year in early spring and again in late summer. The engraving work will be done at the HEAL Garden site. Orders for spring engraving must be received by February 28 and orders for fall engraving must be received by August 1.
Plants, trees and other foliage as well as statues and granite benches are also available for purchase.
Questions regarding the HEAL Memory Garden plantings, the paver ordering process or other issues relating to the death of a child may be directed to the HEAL office at Atrium Medical Center by calling (513) 705-4056 or by email at SGYoung@AtriumMedCenter.org.