BENEFITING: Taken Too Soon Inc
EVENT DATE: Jan 01, 2012
Taken Too Soon is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to provide resources to lessen the financial hardship of families whose children have been “taken too soon.” The loss of a child is the worst pain a parent can experience and not having the financial resources to provide a proper resting place for your child and obtain help to overcome the loss is the last thing a guardian should worry about.Several years ago, Stephanie French was looking forward to the birth of her son. She was 6 months pregnant and anticipating a life filled with love and laughter. Then tragedy struck. Her son came early, and Stephanie had to watch while he fought for his life for eight agonizing hours. When he passed away, she was faced with the realization that she would have to bury her child, a situation that tears at the heart of every parent. In her case, she had family who were able to help with the financial burden, but so many others are not in that position. That experience was the inspiration for Stephanie and her co-founder, Dale Imbriani, to create Taken Too Soon.