"Angel of Hope" Benefit Brings Hope To Twin Ports Families

By KBJR News 1

December 5, 2011 Updated Dec 5, 2011 at 11:06 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Losing a child is a parent's worst nightmare and the grieving process is often a long and hard road.

Families in the Twin Ports will soon have a special place to mourn the loss of a child.

A memorial called "The Angel of Hope" will soon be built in Duluth's Lake Place Park.

Similar statues are in locations across the nation.
The Ansello–Hamilton family came up with the idea to raise money for one in Duluth after they lost their daughter Ella at only six weeks old.

"It's a tough thing to deal with, you don't know what to do day to day. We tried to go from group therapy to making this memorial for everybody that's lost a kid like we did so you have a place to go and mourn, have your child remembered on a plaque or paver," said Dan Ansello.

An "Angel of Hope" benefit will be held at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth Tuesday night. The event starts at 5pm and will go until 9pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Pizza and salad will be served. There will also be a silent auction and raffle.

All of the money raised will go towards purchasing the statue.

More information can be found at: www.duluthangelofhope.org