Ella’s Halo provides blankets for hospital beds, books and music for babies, and more. But we provide comfort for families, as well: toys, books and movies for brothers and sisters, comfortable chairs for parents, and any other items the unit feels necessary. These are often small things, but they can make a hospital stay so much more comfortable for everyone.
Life in the NICU can be confusing, frustrating, and at times unbearable. It’s a time when babies, parents, and families all need extra comfort and care. And that’s what Ella’s Halo is all about.
Ella’s Halo was created in memory of Ella Jo Krumwiede, who was born premature and lived in the NICU at a Minneapolis hospital for 83 days, before she passed away. Her parents, Ryan and Taryn Krumwiede, saw a need to make the hospital unit more like home during their stay with their daughter.
Ella's Mommy and Daddy, Founders of Ella's Halo