In memory of our precious baby girl, Amelie

God on His throne in heaven
Looked round at His flowers so fair
And then sought a blossom on earth
To add to those He had there
To be part of such heavenly Company
The bloom must be pure and sweet
And the little bud that was chosen
Was the child who had played at our feet.

Sorrow is great at the loss of our child
At the parting with one we love
But the parting was made that our child might go
To brighten the heavens above.

January 29th - February 13th 2007
In the short time that she was with us, she filled our lives with joy, hope, and love. While the joy and hope may be gone, our love for her remains strong.

The Amelie Dobek Memorial Research Fund

In order to raise awareness about Congenital Heart Defects and to fund research to reduce the chances of this happening to other parents, we have established the Amelie Dobek Memorial Research Fund with the Children's Heart Foundation. Donations can be made in the following ways:

  • Make a donation online by clicking here. Be sure to state that the donation is for the Amelie Dobek Research Fund
  • Call Bill Foley from The Children’s Heart Foundation at 847-634-6474

No matter how big or small, all contributions are welcome to fund research into preventing this kind of tragedy occuring again. You can learn more about the Children's Heart Foundation by clicking here.

  • Congenital heart defects are America's #1 birth defect. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD.
  • Congenital heart defects are the #1 cause of birth defect related deaths.
  • This year almost 40,000 babies will be born with a congenital heart defect. 4,000 of them will not live to see their first birthday.
  • 91,000 life years are lost each year in this country due to congenital heart defects.
  • Only one penny of every dollar donated to the American Heart Association goes towards congenital heart defect research.
  • In the U.S., twice as many children die from congenital heart defects each year than from all forms of childhood cancer combined, yet funding for pediatric cancer research is five times higher than funding for CHD