Creating little miracles every day.

Beads of Courage

This earth was blessed with Eden Elizabeth for just 28 days until she was called to Heaven, but in that too brief time she made such an impact on the world. The grace and strength of Eden and her family has created a legacy that continues to inspire others. Eden's Army still believes in miracles and vows to help miracles happen for others in need.

Eden's Army is making a difference.

Eden's Army is a non-profit organization created to help families at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at St. Louis Children's Hospital.


Among other efforts, Eden's Army funds the Beads of Courage Program. It's a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families coping with serious illness. Children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones achieved along their unique treatment path.  

About Eden's Army

Don't miss out on one of the organization's signature events- the 3rd Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 23.  Last year's event was a sellout, so don't wait too long to register! Whether you're a trivia aficionado or just there for good food, drink and company, you won't want to miss out. It's a good time AND a good cause. Click on the link below to register.  

To date, Eden's Army has donated more than $110,000 to the heart center. This year, that included:
  • two more rocker recliners for rooms 
  • visitor seating including 38 chairs and wall storage to make more seating in patient rooms for extended family visits 
  • creation of the Beads of Courage (BOC) Sibling program 
  • creation of the BOC BEad Mindful program for health care providers on the front lines taking care of families and patients at their scariest times
  • Heart Remembrance Celebration and BOC Strand for Strength & Remembrance Program, with a special butterfly bead.