This morning began peacefully Even though Maya is only here with us in spirit. We made arrangements for Maya’s memorial service today. It will be at St. Andrew Christian Church this saturday. Visitation with myself and Erin as well as grandparents will be from 1:00- 2:00. At 2:00 we will have a memorial service to celebrate all of the joy that Maya has brought into our lives. St. Andrew Christian Church is just west of 127th and Pflumm. The church will be open at 12:00 for those who would like to send flowers.
Today we gathered up all of Maya’s unused medical supplies so that we could donate them. It was something that I was not looking forward to. As I packed up suction catheters and feeding tubes I realized something profound. Maya no longer needs these things. I was filled with a great joy. An activity that I had been dreading had turned into a happy moment as I thought of Maya at peace and without struggle. She still fills our heart with love. We still feel her light in our home. And little Maya needs no assistance from air tanks or feeding tubes. The most beautiful girl in the history of the world remains with us and gives us peace.
Visitation from 1-2:00, Memorial Service to follow at:
St. Andrew Christian Church http://www.sacchome.org/
13890 W. 127th Street
Olathe, KS 66062
We are asking for any donations in Maya’s name to be made to her hospice organization. The impact of Carousel on Maya’s life has been profound. A donation to this organization will help others receive the same care and love that Maya and our family received.
Donations should mention “in memory of Maya Allen” in the check memo or letter sent and be mailed to:
Carousel Program of KC Hospice
9221 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114