Little bits of comfort
at a critical time.

mission & vision

Ella’s Halo is a non-profit organization that was developed to help improve the quality of extended stays in Twin Cities Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).



 Check out an article from the Star Tribune
  here, Charity Helps Parents of Preemies.


Our mission is carried out by providing a variety of items to NICUs, babies, and their families to help impart a better sense of home while in the hospital. Ella’s Halo accomplishes this through fundraising efforts, community events and educating the public about life in the NICU.

Ella’s Halo was created in memory of Ella Jo Krumwiede, who was born prematurely and lived in the NICU at the University of Minnesota Children's 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.

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