Meet Tessa & Iley
Iley is a bright, beautiful five-year-old…a little girl who was faced with a painful loss all too soon in her young life. “He had to pass away because he was so sick,” explains Iley as she tells Evan’s story. It was only one year ago that she lost her baby brother, who lived for just 54 minutes. Iley’s parents, Tessa and Rory, had learned midway through Tessa’s pregnancy that Evan had a fatal condition.
Losing a child is one of life’s most painful tragedies. The death of a baby during pregnancy or in the first few months of life presents bereaved parents with an array of feelings that are overwhelming and confusing. It is often misunderstood by well-meaning friends and family, so bereaved parents are sometimes left to sort out the devastating pain and grief on their own.
Tessa and her mom began feverishly searching the internet for ways to deal with their heartbreak. They looked for ways to remember their precious baby boy…and that’s when they discovered Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. “I was getting more and more excited by the minute because I realized that there were so many amazing ways we would be able to celebrate Evan’s life,” said Tessa.
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is here for grieving parents, like Tessa and Rory, in their darkest hours. We are here to give bereaved parents information, programs and support that helps them through their grief. “Share gave us hope when our family felt like we didn’t have any,” recalls Tessa.
Today, Iley wears a special heart necklace in honor of her brother. “I keep him in my heart and I carry him. I remember him and I miss him.” Evan Matthew will always be their Young Warrior and the family is forever grateful for the support they received from Share.
Today, your gift of $35, $50, or $100 will help ensure that we are able to serve more bereaved parents and families. Won’t you help us bring compassionate care and support to over 29,000 individuals each year? Your dollars will help make hope tangible. Click here to make your gift now!
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