A local mother is taking it upon herself to remember and honor children who have died.
The Angel of Hope Memorial will be built in Dorner Park in Haysville.
It will be a place of reflection for parents who have lost a child — or for anyone else who is going through grief.
“A lot of people that may have had miscarriages or moved away from where their child may be buried they don’t have that place that’s what I’m hoping that this Angel of Hope can do,” said Stacy Carmine.
It’s a mission that is close to the heart of Carmine, who first learned of the Angel of Hope Memorials nationwide after losing her son.
The Angel of Hope statue was first made in 1994. There are nearly 150 worldwide.
The decision to bring the statue to Haysville was made earlier this month during a City Council meeting.
“There are no other Angel of Hope Memorials in Kansas at this point, and it is something that would truly add to the city, the state, and Dorner Park itself,” said Haysville Mayor Bruce Armstrong.
A GoFundMe has been created to help raise $20,000 in order to fund the statue.