Behind the boxes

Matthew & Sonia Dismukes welcomed their third baby, Saylor Grace, into the world on August 17th, 2017. Five months prior to Saylor’s birth, Matthew and Sonia were given the fatal diagnosis that Saylor had anencephaly. Knowing that the time they would have with Saylor would be limited they were able to gather special keepsakes and memory making items to be utilized during the short time they would have. The feelings of love and joy in the room while being able to create items with her handprint, wrapping her in her own special blanket will last a lifetime. The tangible items they were able to take home with them after her birth have served as a physical reminder of their precious time with Saylor.

Shortly after Saylor’s funeral, Sonia and Matthew realized that there are many families that do not know ahead of time that their baby will not go home with them. Many infant losses are unexpected, families do not have the opportunities to make these memories and take home special keepsakes from their time with their baby, items that their baby touched, were wrapped in or made their lasting imprint on. Matthew and Sonia wanted to continue to use Saylor’s life as a light to help other families navigate through the shock, grief and loss.

Saylor taught their family to make the most of each moment and Matthew and Sonia wanted that for other families as well, to make the most of each second they had with their babies, to create lifelong memories. They began to donate memory boxes to their local hospital in 2017 and today Saylor’s Light currently donates boxes to 11 hospitals in hopes to comfort each family and remind them they are not alone in this unimaginable journey.


Those who partner with us to share this light to the families.

Types of Boxes

Our memory boxes are donated to our partnering hospitals to offer to families at the time of their loss. Our boxes come in two sizes to ensure that all families, no matter the stage of pregnancy are able to receive and benefit from a box. Each box is filled with items to make memories, help families grieve and serve as a reminder of the time with their baby. Each box is crafted with longevity in mind to have a safe place to store physical items that connect families to the memory of their babies.

Earlier (when hand/foot prints are not yet obtainable)

  • Hope Devotional
  • Bookmark
  • Butterfly garden seeds
  • Candle

Early (once prints are able to be obtained)

  • Hope Devotional
  • Bookmark
  • Ornaments and paint for hand/footprints
  • Fillable ornament for hospital bracelet, personal items, etc
  • Butterfly garden seeds
  • Candle
  • Muslin blanket
  • Stamp pad and extra cardstock
  • Handprint Clay Mold

General Donation

any amount

Saylor’s Light is able to operate thanks to generous donations of all sizes. Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to continue our work supporting families through the most difficult times of their lives. From our family to yours, thank you.


Small Box


For families that have lost a child early in the pregnancy, the feeling of loss is very distinct and nearly impossible to understand. By donating a small box, you are helping us to acknowledge and love these families through their loss.


Large Box


Our large memory boxes are intended to provide families with somewhere to place just a bit of the love they have for their baby. If you’d like to donate a box, you may do so in loving memory of a child or other loved one that you’ve lost.


More ways to support

We’ve partnered up with Bonfire to create unique and custom apparel for Saylor’s Light! The profits received from each sale will go to raising money for each and every box that goes out.

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Thank you so much for your endless support, without your donations we would not be able to support our bereaved families.

Saylor's Light is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. For those of you who want to mail, our mailing address is: 2022 Pippin Place, Statesboro, Ga. 30461

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