In July 2015, we found out that we were expecting twins. A few months later, we discovered we were having twin girls. On December 22, 2015 after having decreased fetal movement, we found out that we lost Twin A, Emalyn. I was 29 weeks pregnant. I gave birth to my babies on January 4, 2016 by emergency c-section after spontaneous labor at 31 weeks. Our living twin, Grace, was in the NICU for 10 weeks. She is a happy, beautiful little girl and brings so much joy to our lives. However, not a day goes by that we do not think about Emalyn. For months, we have felt called to help other bereaved parents. We set out to start a nonprofit organization, EMALYN'S ANGELS. We feel this is a great way to give back and help others that our experiencing the loss of a child as well as keep our sweet angel's memory alive.
Emalyn’s Angels provides resources to bereaved parents after the loss of a child. The resources includes books and other written guides to cope with grief. We would also like to work on bringing more awareness to stillbirths and infant loss. We give an insight to the life of a bereaved parent with the blog page. We want to encourage parents to tell their story, as this can help with the grieving process. Once funding is available, Emalyn's Angels goal is to provide financial assistance to families in need of support for the unexpected burial expenses. This will allow parents time to focus on the grieving process and not the financial aspect. The funds will be paid directly to the service provider in the name of the parent(s).We strive to show parents that are grieving from the loss of child that they are not alone. We want to create a community where bereaved parents can have a place to talk and give an outlet for any writings a bereaved parent would want to share to the community.