Our son Gavin Michael Ortiz was born on August 16, 2011, 16 weeks premature as the result of a complicated pregnancy. He died on August 18, 2011. The 60 hours he spent with us has forever changed our lives and hearts. While the journey we've been on in the six years since he was born and died has been inexplicably difficult, it's also been full of beauty and hope. Our journey led us to Heartstrings. Heartstrings saved us. It gave us a place to call home. It will always hold a special place in our hearts.
On October 14th, our family's seventh walk, we will walk to remember Gavin Ortiz. We will walk to remember Maximus Reth. We will walk for love and hope. We hope you will join us in honoring these sweet boys. You can help by making a tax deductible donation to Heartstrings to help families like mine find peace, hope and love in the midst of the worst tradegy of their lives.
Thank you for your love and support,
Ashley, Jesse, Nora
From Heartstrings: The Walk means so much to Heartstrings. We all come together and remember our children, say their names out loud, walk for them. And the money we raise at this event goes on to support parents just like us. Support groups, Connections partnerships, medical professional training--these are just a few ways your donations to Heartstrings will provide direct support to bereaved parents. Register for the Walk. Show up, share, find your village. Fundraise for the walk. Sign up, try to win a few prizes, and most of all, ensure that Heartstrings will be there for a parent in need of a community of support. Have more questions? Having issues? We want to help. Just email Annie at email@example.com. She LOVES the Walk, and wants you to love it, too. HEARTSTRINGS' MISSION To provide compassionate validation, bereavement education and hope to families who have suffered pregnancy, infant and child loss through distinctive peer-based support programs guided by bereaved parents in partnership with professional facilitators. Heartstrings is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity organization with the Tax ID #76-0777216.
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