Paying it forward

Stephanie Gillespie made Angel Gowns for infants who passed as part of a way to pay it forward. She is a member of the South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution (SCDAR) Fort Prince George Chapter of Easley. At her first chapter meeting, she heard the chapter regent talk about a project that was close to her heart and say she would like someone in the chapter to do this wonderful project. Angel Gowns are usually made from wedding dresses, but the ones pictured are made from donated DAR Page dresses. She made five gowns ranging in size from mini preemie to newborn. They were donated to a local hospital to have on hand for families who lose an infant for last pictures and burial. She now has a wedding gown, and the next ones will be made from it. “Losing a child is one of my worst fears. I feel very humbled to be able to provide this small comfort during such a terrible time,” Gillespie said.