BENEFITING: JALEN S GIFT FOUNDATION CORPORATION
Eric Barbine wrote -On July 8, 2015 my wife and I experienced something we never dreamed in our worst nightmares, nor would we ever wish upon our worst enemy! We lost our baby girl, Sofia Grace, who was supposed to be born only a few days later! We were devastated, lost and didn't know what to do as our whole world as we knew it shattered into pieces right before our eyes. Have you ever been in that place? The place where NO ONE can truly understand the gravity of the pain you are feeling!? We were there... Then we were introduced to Gabby of Jalen's Gift Foundation. She was comforting, understanding, patient, and passionate about the Jalen's Gift Foundation's purpose! SHE HAD BEEN THERE TOO... and that's what made her and her husband start this Foundation that has been able to help so many others! Did you even know there are that many people who actually experience this type of loss???? We sure didn't! In the worst moments of your life, when you are trying to wrap your brain around what just happened, the very last thing a family should have to deal with is the added financial stress that comes along with such a tragedy! We were so blessed to have been introduced to Gabby and allow her and others from the Jalen's Gift Foundation to step in and offer some extra comfort and support, both emotionally and financially! Gabby helped us make the decision to allow our daughter, Gianna, to meet her baby sister and get her own sense of closure. Jalen's Gift provided us with professional pictures of Sofia and our family, so that we can always cherish her and have some memory- they even captured the most precious video of Gianna giving her a kiss and saying "I love you, Sofia!" They wrapped Sofia in a beautiful soft blanket and dressed her in a simple, yet elegant gown- just so thoughtful and caring. They provided us with molds of Sofia's hands and feet, AND they paid for her cremation and urn (that we got to pick out)!!!! They were there to help and guide us along the way, ready and available to answer any questions we might have. They have an online support group and also meet in person. This Foundation is 100% NON-PROFIT and is only able to do what they do through means of what is donated! Please consider donating to the Jalen's Gift Foundation as it is near and dear to our family!