In setting out on this journey to create Hannah's Foundation, we have encountered fantastic support within our community. Four outstanding organizations have embraced our cause and played integral roles in shaping our Foundation. They have lent their expertise and encouragement. We are proud to call them partners.



Hannah was lovingly cared for at Blank Children's Hospital after her accident. We will always be thankful for the wonderful and compassionate doctors and staff members who tended to our family.

We are partnering with Blank Children's Hospital and Safe Kids of Greater Des Moines to advocate for child safety with an emphasis on window safety. As part ot their advocacy for the prevention of childhood accidents, Blank Children's Hospital features a Safety Store where all types of childhood safety devices and equipment are sold. As a result of our partnership with Blank Children's Hospital, the Safety Store will sell window safety devices. Safe Kids of Greater Des Moines is located in the Blank Children's Hospital's Center for Outreach & Advocacy.

Blank Children's Hospital, located in Des Moines, Iowa, is completely dedicated to meeting the unique healthcare needs of children. Blank Children's Hospital is an 88-bed environment that embraces and encourages families to be a part of their child's healing and recovery. Everything from equipment to decor is designed specifically for children.


After her accident, Hannah donated her eyes and heart valves through the Iowa Donor Network. We were notified that two children received the gift of sight with Hannah's eyes and a seven-month-old baby boy in Pennsylvania received the gift of life with Hannah's heart valves.

The Iowa Donor Network is Iowa's sole organ procurement agency. They facilitate both organ and tissue recovery and serve as the state's primary contact for organ, tissue and eye donation. Iowa Donor Network is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency certified by the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To fulfill their mission, IDN works with more than 100 hospitals across the state of Iowa. They integrate our work in organ/tissue recovery and organ distribution with a leading role in public education, hospital development and family support services. IDN also works closely with the Iowa Lions Eye Bank to promote eye donation. 

We are not living in eternity.

We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake.
— Marie Beyon Ray