In July 2014, we found out we were expecting our rainbow baby, Bennett Paul Reule, after a prior early miscarriage. The pregnancy went perfect, Mom enjoyed every second of it and never had a concern about our baby. When I arrived at the hospital in labor, on March 21, 2015, we learned our son was in distress. Within 45 minutes our son was born via emergency c-section. There was meconium in the amniotic fluid and it appeared it had been in there a few days-this had gotten into his lungs. He was transported to Bismarck where he fought literally as hard as he could until his heart gave out the next day, March 22, 2015. He is so beyond loved in our family and will never be forgotten.
We were so incredibly blessed by the loving people around us after Benny's passing, we didn't have to worry about a single expense for his funeral and beautiful headstone-it was hard enough without the financial worry. We are starting this team to "pay it forward" so other families who need the support do not have that extra worry!
What: North Dakota Rock & Walk
Where: Dickinson, ND Eagles Park
When: September 30th at 10:00 AM MT
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 North Dakota. REGISTRATION: Registration is $10, children 12 and under receive free admission. You may purchase a personalized Rock & Walk t-shirt by August 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.