Schaumburg event aimed at comforting those who lost a child

  • Decnie Jeschke of Schaumburg, left, the creator of Olivia's Blankets, works on one such blanket They were working at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg on Saturday with Jen DeBouver and daughter Nina, and Virginia Hoffman of Schaumburg. The special-cut blankets are for parents who experienced a death of a child.

      Decnie Jeschke of Schaumburg, left, the creator of Olivia's Blankets, works on one such blanket They were working at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg on Saturday with Jen DeBouver and daughter Nina, and Virginia Hoffman of Schaumburg. The special-cut blankets are for parents who experienced a death of a child. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Decnie Jeschke of Schaumburg, creator of Olivia's Blankets, carefully ties blankets together with Jen DeBouver. They were working at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg on Saturday.

      Decnie Jeschke of Schaumburg, creator of Olivia's Blankets, carefully ties blankets together with Jen DeBouver. They were working at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg on Saturday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 1/27/2018 4:41 PM

The Asher James Foundation held a blanket-making event for the foundation Olivia's Blankets on Saturday at Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg to benefit those who have lost a child.

The foundation was founded by Jen DeBouver, a Schaumburg woman whose child was stillborn in 2011.

 

"Olivia's Blankets was created in memory of Olivia Madilynn, who was born sleeping," said DeBouver, president of the foundation. "Receiving blankets are cut in half, tied back together and packaged beautifully for grieving parents who experience a loss of a child. The idea is that the parents can keep half of the blanket and leave half with their child."

More information is at www.asherjamesfoundation.org.

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