John Wright, 81, has been shopping at garage sales around Kansas City for the past 10 years. He is always on the lookout for old wedding dresses, which he and his wife use to make what they call “Angel Gowns”.
His wife, Diane, takes the wedding gowns and cuts them apart and sews them into tinier ones that are called angel gowns. The Wrights donate the angel gowns to parents who have lost a baby. Diane says she can make between 8 to 15 angel gowns from a wedding dress.
“The parents would have to go buy something,” Diane tells 41 Action News. “I can’t imagine how hard that would be to go and buy a burial gown.”