We are a family run program led by our faith. On December 23rd 2018, our family was in a terrible car accident. Everyone in the accident walked away with minor bumps and bruises but still needed to be inspected by the paramedics. Our four year old son was terrified from the experience and did not want to be examined in the ambulance. The bright lights, men and women in strange uniforms, plus the traumatic experience of the accident itself was too much for our little guy, and no matter how hard we tried, we could not provide the comfort he needed. What made all the difference in the world was when one of the paramedics jumped into the ambulance and returned with an adorable stuffed lizard. The distress on our son’s face melted away and he found great comfort in this act of kindness, and continued with his exam. The stuff lizard was later named Leroy and continues to be symbol of security and kindness in our son’s life.
The mission and vision of Love for Lambs is to provide each child in distress with the comfort of a stuffed animal. We take new stuffed animals and attach a small prayer for each child that needs the cuddle of a stuffed animal to help feel them safe and know they are in someone’s prayers. Our goal is to provide a Love for Lambs stuffed animal to all first responders in our community for any child in need of a good cuddle. Our family promises to pray for each child and their family that receives a stuffed animal.