sharing your stories and remembering your children
By: Emily Carrington EPLA Founder
One year ago EPLA delivered the first 100 Educational Resource folders to the Hillsdale Hospital. Since then over 300 folders have been distributed around the country. And this is only the beginning of the amazing growth this organization has experienced recently.
In 2018 EPLA accomplished the following:
As our services blossomed so has our support. This summer EPLA received a generous grant from the Hillsdale County Community Foundation, and this fall we held a very successful Tulip Bulb Sale. We have also seen a significant increase in individual donations.
And 2018 isn’t even over yet! After years of planning, organizing, researching, and working hard, we are in a season of rapid growth, and we certainly don’t take this for granted.
We have so much to be grateful for.
It is our mission to help bear the burden of grief for women and families who have experienced the isolating heartache of early pregnancy loss by encouraging community, contributing to public discourse, and providing educational and financial resources for professionals and families.
This mission was crafted over two and a half years ago by a small group of women and families with a dream that no family would ever suffer the pain of miscarriage alone. While there is much to be done, we are so grateful that we are able to work each day to this end.
On a personal level I am grateful that I have the opportunity to honor my three deceased little ones in this way. Their short little lives changed my heart, opened my eyes, and brought forth a compassion for others like I had never known. To serve others in memory of my first three children is an honor, and for that I am grateful.
This holiday season EPLA is taking special time to express our gratitude. While the list of things for which we are grateful is quite long - it can be summarized in one sentence:
Dear reader, supporter, and friend, we are grateful for you.
3/14/2019 11:18:09 am
I have to stop all the drama I felt in the last four years or more here. There will always be women who have experienced pain far more traumatic than us. I am not saying our painful past is irrelevant or that some deserve attention more. Pain is not about which one actually suffered more but more on how weak one can cope and how much help one needs. As for the victims of honour crimes and anything more humiliating, I think among the rest, losing a child is also very painful. So if anyone here seem unmindful of other people's pain, there is no place for hostility here. Maybe you just experienced something terrible too.
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