Some or most of you know our story. This journey has not been easy for me or our family. I am just starting to be able to open up and be able to talk about my baby Mason. In 2011 we were expecting our first boy in May and were so excited and Arianna would get to be a big sister! My dr appts were not easy as I have been a type 1 diabetic most of my life. That includes checking my blood sugars regularly, watching what i eat and going to my appts every other week and sometimes every week. Everything was looking pretty normal. I had started to swell towards the end and thought i might have had preclampsia but they had assured me i did not. I went in for an ultrasound and expressed my concerns about the swelling and being uncomfortable. At this time i was around 35 weeks and Mason was measuring at about 10 lbs! Diabetics tend to have larger babies but their lungs are slower to develop so they scheduled me for an amnio and to have a c section the next week. I was happy that he would be here and that my pain would stop. It was a few days before i was scheduled that my water had broke. I had gone into the hospital thinking everything was fine.
It was not.
I started to leak a brownish fluid and I knew something was not normal. They had come in and gave me an ultrasound..left to get the dr at that point I really was expecting bad news. His heart had stopped. i immediately broke down in tears and was just in disbelief. I could not believe it. I just wanted him out. I wanted to hold him and see for myself. After what was a horrible delivery/emergency c- section and me almost not making it he was born silent. I would never be the same.
I have slowly taken steps to heal and grieve. This has been a huge step for me to join The Tears foundation and so far I have met an amazing group of woman who have welcomed me in and made me realize I am not alone in this. Your generosity will help out others with their own stories with resources such as burial assistance and emotional support. Thank you for reading my story.
****The TEARS Foundation is offering an exciting opportunity for the community to become involved with a growing and inspiring event. The TEARS Foundation's Rock & Walk is the signature fundraising event for TEARS. This annual event allows registered walkers to “walk” in honor of a child, or simply in support of others. Each team of walkers may also “rock” in the rocking chairs placed at the event site. Rocking chairs signify the heart of the walk, which is to raise funds for families who have lost a baby and are in need of funeral assistance and emotional support services.
The TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that compassionately assists newly bereaved families with their baby’s funeral expenses and with ongoing emotional support. The TEARS Foundation's Rock & Walk event is a time for our community to gather, to walk and to rock, and lift up the families in our local communities who have been affected by the loss of a child.
Thank you for helping us support bereaved families in Massachusetts.
REGISTRATION: Registration is $10, children 12 and under receive free admission. You may purchase a personalized Rock & Walk t-shirt by May 15, 2017. A limited amount of non personalized shirts may be available for purchase at the walk. You may also make your own team shirts.
Location: Algonquin Regional High School
79 Bartlett St
Northborough, MA 01532
Time: 10am- 1pm
For more information contact: Kelly Trefry at firstname.lastname@example.org