Angel of Hope

Snow gently falls as Temple Beth Israel President Debra Good (top, center) delivers a prayer during the Circle of Healing and Hope Candlelight Ceremony last Friday at University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital grounds. Every Dec. 6, The Foundation of CVPH holds a candlelight ceremony within the Circle of Healing and Hope to honor the memory of loved ones. The Angel of Hope statue, centered in the circle, is based on the angel statue in novelists’ Richard Paul Evans’ novel “The Christmas Box.” The Christmas Box Angel stands as a symbol of hope for parents who experience the death of a child. Ceremonies, like CVPH’s, occur around Angel of Hope statues across the country.