Karli Lee of Lone Grove recently celebrated her seventh birthday with a party, but instead of asking for presents, she asked for gifts meant for babies.


Karli Lee of Lone Grove recently celebrated her seventh birthday with a party, but instead of asking for presents, she asked for gifts meant for babies. Karli’s mom, Shelly, is a staff member at Mercy Memorial Health Center’s BirthPlace. Karli donated the baby gifts to the BirthPlace’s Sister’s Closet. The closet, named for Sister Carolyn Stoutz, MMHC’s Sister of Mercy, is a storage cabinet at the BirthPlace that contains a variety of baby items that moms in need can use for their infants. Following her party Karli went to MMHC, met with BirthPlace staff and donated all her presents. Left to right are Susie Morales, DeeDee Biber, Sister Carolyn Stoutz, Karli Lee, Shelly Lee, Jennifer Chaney, and Sheryl Clark.