The Marigold Foundation
Start: Nov 14, 2019 - End: Dec 31, 2019
On October 6th, 2016 I experienced the worst sort of loss. I gave birth to two beautiful identical twin boys, far away from home and family, and watched them die in my arms. We put our entire lives on hold so that we could drive 8 hours to a hospital that might provide treatment for our sick boys. Shortly after arriving home, heartbroken and grieving, I opened a letter from the hospital wr delived at and saw a hospital bill for our stay. I walked out of that hospital with empty arms, unable to work, and with more financial debt.
My husband Zach and I were fortunate to have family and friend who rallied around us and wrote us check after check in order to help keep us afloat during that horrible time. So many familes are not that fortunate. The Marigold Foundation will provide two types of funding to families. We will provide funding to families that are facing a dire perinatal prognosis and need money to travel and we will help pay off medical bills from the labor and delivery of stillborn babies and those that died shortly after birth.
Infant loss is heartbreaking and so often people want to help but don’t know how. 26,000 babies are stillborn each year in the United States and 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Your support of the Marigold Foundation will directly help people going through the worst time of their lives by giving them the grace to grieve instead of worry about their finances. When you build our community you’re helping families like ours and remembering children like our twins for whom this is all in memory of, Theodore Nicholas and Holden Benjamin.
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Fund Leader: Helen Werner
Fund Type: Non-profit Organizations