Current Needs and Prayer Chains

Prayer Chains

We get asked a lot what items we are currently low on so we thought it would be a good idea to make a page with a list of all the items we typically put in a care package.   We also would LOVE any ribbons that you would like to do for our prayer chains. Instructions are below as well.

You can send items to the below address:

Shelby Davidson (Currently low on individual snacks and adult pain relievers)
Cranio Care Bears
PO BOX 60234
Seattle, WA 98160


Summer Ehmann (Currently low on beanie hats, tissues & gum)

Cranio Care Bears

PO Box 464

Mead, CO 80542

Our Amazon wishlist!

Instructions on how to make Beanie Hats here!


This is a wishlist of items we currently need for our care packages:

Current Wishlist

Baby Socks

Fuzzy socks for mom (Hard to find in Summertime but we try to keep them at $1.00 or less)

Travel size toiletries (Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion)


Lullaby CD (Blank CD’s)

Pocket Tissues


Individually wrapped Snacks




Fabric or gift cards for Joann Fabrics

Small Toys


Small Books

Asprin/Pain Reliever for parents



We currently go through about 900-1500 ribbon links each mont

h! If you would like to make some ribbons to include in our prayer chains, we would GREATLY appreciate it! The prayer chains are one of the most important peices of our care packages. Familys hang them on the babies crib or bed while at the hospital and is something they can cherish forever. Each prayer chain is made of about 15 ribbon links. Each link says something different from other cranio moms either scriptures, motivational sayings or just words of encouragement. Below are some of the says we put on the ribbon links. Feel free to use any of these or you can make your own!  The ribbon is cut about every 8-9 inches long and we typically use ribbon that is less than 1.5 inches wide. If it’s too wide, its hard to make a nice loop.  Writing on ribbons can be very challenging. Gel pens seem to work best on silk type ribbons and sharpies work on more rough materials. You may have to play around with certain pens till you find what works. =) You can make as many as you would like and mail in an envelope to us (message us for address) and we can assemble the prayer chains. Or you can assemble them…It’s 15 loops glued together. Just make sure each saying is different on a chain. =)



**If you would like to add a saying to this list, please email us at

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29

The Lord is my strength and song. Exodus 15:2

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God is with you. 1 chronicles 28:20

When you feel like you’ve reached the end, turn it over and start again!

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free

Let your faith be bigger than your fear.

God is bigger than all your fears and doubts!

God has not given us a spirit of fear. He has given unto us, a spirit of power, a spirit of Love, and a sound mind

Always be Joyful

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

Find joy in the journey.

Stars can’t shine without darkness.

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

I am fearfully and wonderfully made Psalms 139:14

Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17

Be strong and courageous, Do not be afraid. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go!  Joshua 1:9

Jesus Loves Me!

“Let your Faith be bigger than your fears”- Eli and Kim Smith

God gives his hardest battles to his toughest soldiers. – Knapp Family

You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it -Alyssa Carmichael

A scar is a sign of strength the sign of a survivor.

You have a brave and beautiful soul – Alyssa Carmichael

Toughness is in the soul and spirit.

Don’t tell God how big your problems are..tell your problems how big your God is—Cindy Sullivan

When your mind says “Give up”, Hope whispers “One more try”—Alexandra Kerner

1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard, stand firm in the Faith, be men of courage, be strong—Summer and Brentley Ehmann

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

The soul has no rainbows if the eyes have no tears.

People cry not because they are weak, it’s because they have been strong for too long.—The Todd Family

When you feel like giving up, remember you held on for so long in the first place. XOXOX Sophia and Tessa

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you—Carol Welch Andrews

Courage is not having the strength to go on, it’s going on when you don’t have the strength—Nicolle Joseph Family

Worries end where Faith begins

Psalm 61:2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.—Angela Massad

Isaiah 66:13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you—Sarah and Matty Sterchi

Believe in the power of believing in yourself—Jennifer Hoffman-George

Rainbows come out AFTER the rainstorm—Desiree Colvin

Hakuna Matata—Heather Reece

Mathew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself” — Janet and Fiona

Mathew 19:26 “With God all things are possible” —Carmen Renteria

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.–Charlie and Robyn Howard

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. Loving someone deeply gives you courage—The Jacob Legac Family

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength—Shelby Davidson

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have—Candyce Kepler

Psalm 55:22 Cast all your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you—Angela Healy

Angels are watching over you—Love, AJ

They say that there is a smile on the other side of sadness—The Gifford Family

H.O.P.E.-Hang On Pain Ends! – Jaclyn Berry

Let Go and Let God!

When you feel like you are drowning in life, don’t worry your lifeguard walks on water! – Michelle Raines

God doesn’t stop the storms but He does walk you through them!! – From Dylan Screws & Family

If it’s over our head it’s under God’s feet

No weapon formed against us shall prosper – Isaiah 54:17 – Debbie Salvig

It doesn’t rain forever! – The Miller Family

Hey Little Fighter, things will get brighter!

This too shall pass!  – Michelle Wiesbrook

Don’t tell your problems “Why Me” say. “TRY ME”

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see shadows.” Helen Keller

“Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark5.36

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”

“Everything will be ok in the end.  If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.”

“However long the night, the dawn will break.”

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” Mario Fernandez

“We must embrace pain and use it as fuel for our journey.” Kenji Miyazawa

“Every heartache will fade away just like Every Storm Runs out of rain” – Angel & Abigail

“Angels Among Us” – Colton Formanek