ABOUT THE PROJECT:
We humbly invite you or your child to participate in a very special book to be published in memory of Alana Yaksich, who in 2003 at the age of
5 ½ yrs. old, passed away due to complications from Influenza (the “flu”).
All of the proceeds from sales of this book will be used to continue to allow Alana’s Foundation (AF) to meet it’s mission: Alana’s Foundation guides grieving families who have experienced the tragic loss of a child with compassionate care throughout their healing process. We are focused on providing resources for emotional counseling, short term financial support, and assistance in fulfilling basic day to day needs, while continuing to educate the public about the importance of yearly influenza vaccinations.
Alana was an angelic little girl. Her presence would make a room come to life. She was the child in school that everybody wanted to play with, everyone wanted to sit next too, and everyone wanted to have a play date with her. Alana was always thoughtful and mindful of others and their feelings. She was beautiful, funny, and most of all kind. When she was born we knew she would change the world in some way. She did.
Weeks before Alana died her class was asked to write down their dreams (They were being taught about Martin Luther King). Most of the children wrote down typical children’s statement such as, “ I have a dream that I will be a football star”, “I have a dream that I will be a dancer”, “I have a dream that I will be president”. Alana’s dream was that one day there would be RAINBOWS ALL OVER THE WORLD”.
Alana’s Dream is a little closer to coming true as they show up all the time out of nowhere even on the sunniest of days. To those that were fortunate enough to have known Alana, rainbows have taken on a new meaning although they have always existed.
Now, we all take notice a little differently, as a sign from Alana to slow down, calm our mind, don’t worry about our troubles, appreciate the moment and be fortunate for what we have, to celebrate ours and Alana’s Life.
When Alana wrote down her dream she did it through the eyes of an innocent child. We can learn so much from children and their innocence.
YOU are invited to participate in Alana’s “What’s Your Dream”? Project
Send us your picture of a rainbow and/or tell us your dream.
Click the links below to learn how.