|Eric and Molly Belling, Founders of Peyton's Promise
Peyton Daniel Belling was born on September 20, 2011. He had a strong personality with many little quirks. Even at a young age he knew what he wanted, set out to get it, and rarely changed his mind.On January 7, 2015, Peyton was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After a week of treatment, he returned home until he became worse and eventually was admitted to Riley Hospital. On February 25, 2015 Peyton took his last breath.
Eric Belling said, "It is a strange feeling to leave the hospital without your child." The grief process for families who have that feeling is one that can be helped with things and processes that Riley Hospital has developed. One of the first things they funded was a memory box that hand or foot casts from the child could be preserved in. The hospital had run out of money to purchase the boxes and was sending the casts home in towels. Peyton's Promise first fundraiser gave money to buy the memory boxes. Additional fundraisers have purchased bereavement books that help parents, siblings, or other relative deal with grief; the Hope and Healing program at Riley; and Art and Music Therapy programs. The current project is an app for the phone which would allow 24x7 support for grieving families.
The 5th Annual Golf Outing is June 1 at Arrowhead Golf Course. A luncheon is available to non-golfers preceding the golf at 11 am with a shotgun start at 1pm. To sponsor a team or the event or register for the lunch go to https://www.peytonspromiseinc.org/gol.