Vahnessa Estien and Holly Smith-Wyatt created A Rainbow for Us, a memorial website dedicated to the children who have died as a result of drowning. The focus of this site is to put faces to the drowning cases and remind people that drowning is preventable, a mission everyone should give their wholehearted support through awareness and proactivity.
Why the name A Rainbow for Us?
What comes to mind when you see a rainbow in the sky? Rainbows are beautiful and colorful, symbolize peace and rebirth, have relaxing and healing qualities, a sign of hope, of something promising and even considered lucky. You can't miss it's band of colors in the sky. But what you may not know is our beautiful rainbow is the sign of God’s covenant.
Vahnessa and Holly believe, according to the book of Genesis, that God sent a flood to destroy the earth and everything in it but for a man, Noah, and his family. God later made a promise that “all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth." Genesis 9:11. He then placed a rainbow in the sky as a sign of His covenant.
A Rainbow for Us presents an avenue for the lives of these children to be celebrated and remembered. It is a resounding voice for spreading our message of hope that one day, we could look to the sky and see the rainbow as a sign that we now live in a world where children no longer die...as a result of drowning.