Lori Nauss knows what it’s like to face death. The New Britain woman, formerly of Berlin, has battled cancer twice. As both an ovarian and uterine cancer survivor, she knows what it’s like to face your own mortality. It’s an overwhelming sense of grief and a feeling no one should ever have to face, especially children.
“I had to do something,” said the 49 year-old mother and grandmother. “These were little babies who are now angels. I wanted to make something to remember them and to let the people of Newtown know, we are all heart-broken over this senseless tragedy.”
Nauss, with the help of her boyfriend, bought 26 porcelain angels and then went to work doing what she does best, making wreaths.
“I was up until 3:30 in the morning making the Christmas wreath that I am donating to the children of Shandy Hook to hang in their new temporary school in Monroe,” she said in tears. “I cried every time I put an angel on the wreath and I thought of each and everyone of the children lost.”
Several New Britain area businesses donated to the making of the wreath and donated money for the victims of Newtown including the Law Offices of Kevin C. Ferry.
“We are all looking to do something, anything to help the victims of Sandy Hook,” said attorney Ferry. “It’s been a tough week for everyone in Connecticut. I hope that the children see this wreath hanging in their new school and know that they are loved.”
Nauss, along with her boyfriend, hand delivered the wreath today to The Salvation Army in Newtown. They are asking that it be donated to the temporary school.