Already, 20 percent of the funding has been pledged toward the project, said Zurlo.
Dr. Heidi Moore said she believes in the importance of the project, understanding a need for it in the community. As a pediatrician, Moore said she's seen the devastating effect losing a child can have on a family, leaving the parents left behind feeling as if "the very ground underneath them has been yanked away." "The new Circle of Healing and Hope will be a concrete place for parents to go and remember their children, to join a community of others who've suffered through similar situations," she said. "It will be a place to go to begin to heal."
The Circle of Healing and Hope project is expected to break ground as early as this May, with work to be completed by early summer.
For more information about the project, or to purchase a paving stone, contact the Foundation at CVPH at 562-7168 or visit www.cvph.org.