On Saturday 26th 2016 Anne-Maree Polimeni and Alan Wilson held a cocktail party and silent auction to raise awareness and funds for stillbirth research. The event was held in honour of their third son, Rafael who was stillborn in 2015. The date of the event would have marked Rafael’s 12 month anniversary. The event raised $25,000 […]
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Michael and Nina honour their stillborn daughter Remy with each meal they serve at their restaurant Remy & Co Pasta Bar, with a donation to Stillbirth Foundation and Sands from each meal ordered. They recently marked their one year anniversary which was a celebration of community and awareness.
By Jane Bond, mother of Logan The heart is bleeding, a gaping hole resides My baby was born in a shadow, never to see the light The heft of my sorrow is beyond comprehension It’s a feeling beyond divine The love I have for him never to be mentioned I carry it alone through time […]
Written by Kate Henderson, mother of Lorraine The undertaker stands in front of me. He motions for my unspoilt precious baby girl. But why? Why should I have to give away my only child? I stare down at my little girl. Her perfectly shaped rosy lips. Her cute button nose. Her closed peaceful eyes. She […]
October 15 marked International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day and we were honoured to attend a memorial ceremony held at Woronora Memorial Park. The event included a candlelight ceremony to partake in the international wave of light and also saw the unveiling of a permanent memorial for Landon Max Baggett and all stillborn babies. Although these […]
By Wendy Day, mother of Alice My doctor was away when I went to the final check-up and his partner picked up that there was something wrong with the baby. I had instinctively known that and during the pregnancy had tried to prepare myself to look after a handicapped child. He explained that my baby […]
We know that it is not possible to put a simple dollar number on the loss of an infant through stillbirth as it has devastating impacts on families. It has a profound emotional impact on those directly affected and the community more generally. Unfortunately, the causes of stillbirth are poorly understood. This complicates the development […]
When Adam’s good friends lost their baby Evie, he wanted to do something that would make a difference. So he decided to fundraise for stillbirth research. He decided to have a ‘beard shave off’ of his gloriously long beard and get people to donate. With enough donations he also volunteered to dye his beard and […]
These men have found interesting ways to raise money for a necessary cause – stillbirth research. From beard shaves to running in costumes, multiple marathons or trivia nights. The methods employed are noteworthy and creative in their efforts to #supportadad. This can (and should) be done all year round but September is noteworthy since Father’s […]
Shared with generous permission of Laura Sheehan @ thewholemummy.com I held you in my arms, I kissed your soft, pink lips, I nuzzled your cheeks, your nose, your tiny perfect ears. I breathed in every inch of you. So hard, to let you go. . . .Beau, born sleeping the 19/06/14. We’d just celebrated our Hurricane’s […]