Thank you for visiting our fundraising page;
On December 22, 2014 at 2:42 a.m. our world changed forever. We went from being expectant parents, anxiously awaiting our April 21, 2015 due date, to being the mother and father of our son, Noah Gabriel, who was born sleeping at 22 weeks and 6 days. We lost our precious Sweetpea (our nickname for him before we knew his gender) due to complications from pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome that came close to taking Vicki as well.
Although we were fortunate that the doctors diagnosed Vicki with her extremely rare and life-threatening illness, the only cure for her was to deliver Noah. At 3/4 of a pound and 10.5 inches long, he was just too small to survive coming into the world.
Less than one year later in December of 2015, we lost another baby, our little Snowflake, to an ectopic pregnancy which implanted in near one of Vicki’s ovaries.
In October of 2016 we were excitedly waiting for our first Doctor's appointment with a new pregnancy, which unfortunately lead to our 3rd loss in a row. In December 2016 we were diagnosed with having a complete molar pregnancy which is a non-viable pregnancy that can lead to further complications. Our sweet little Baby Acorn went to be with Noah and Baby Snowflake in Heaven.
Despite these tragic endings, their short existence also left a lasting, positive impression on our lives. We are truly blessed to be parents to a beautiful and innocent baby boy like Noah and we want their lives to matter in the world, so we are walking in their memory to support the TEARS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that helps families cope with pregnancy and infant loss.
Even though our little angels never took a breath here on Earth, we had hopes, wishes and dreams for their future. They might not be able to make a difference in the world, so we are going to do it for them by supporting TEARS.
By donating, you are helping to support other parents who have been devastated by the death of their child. Thank you for keeping our children’s memories alive and for assisting TEARS
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
REGISTRATION: Registration is $10, children 12 and under receive free admission. You may purchase a personalized Rock & Walk t-shirt by April 21, 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: Bradley Beach Boardwalk
Bradley Beach, NJ 07712
Time: 9:30am- 1pm
Thank you for helping us support bereaved families.