BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – March is International Women’s Month and BRProud wants to recognize the great contributions that women make to our nation and local communities.
The winner of this year’s Remarkable Women provides closure to grieving families after the loss of a child.
Anne Ancelet, the founder of a non-profit organization, “Born with Angel Wings” turned her pain into a blessing. “We’ve lost seven and when we lost our first grandbaby, I was grieving,” said Ancelet.
The group makes burial outfits for babies out of old wedding dresses.
“I like to crochet. It kind of calms me,” said Ancelet. Now she’s taking it a step further.
“I said Lord, this is your ministry and if this is what you really want me to do you gotta send me help,” said Ancelet.
Ancelet said her prayers are coming to fruition after receiving a check from Nexstar Media Group, Inc. for $1,000 as this year’s winner of the Remarkable Women competition in Baton Rouge.
“This really means a lot to my heart. I wanted all the credit to go to Born with Angel Wings,” she said.
Now, Ancelet is heading to California to compete against other Remarkable Women across the nation. But winning it all could make her dream of nine years come true.
“I would love to be able to purchase a cuddle cot for every hospital that we supply,” said Ancelet.
It’s designed with technology to keep the beds cool.
“The parents are able to keep the baby in the room longer before it starts decomposing,” said Ancelet.
Regardless of the outcome, Ancelet said she’s humbled and grateful to be a blessing to others.
“We’ll tell you in a second, this is our passion. This comes before anything,” said Ancelet.
Anyone in need of an Angel Box or want to donate can contact Born With Angel Wings on Facebook or via the website. You can also call (225) 445- 5794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.