And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief
More than 26,000 babies are stillborn in the United States every year. The Angel Names Association is a nonprofit organization that aims to ease the financial burden imposed by stillbirth, provide supportive programs and services for families enduring the trauma of stillbirth, and raise money for stillbirth research. We are here to remind bereaved parents that they are never alone on their journeys to honor and grieve their children.
ANA has given me a place to feel safe sharing my daughter's story and a way to honor her memory by helping others.
Since Layla's stillbirth our holiday traditions have included taking family photos with our "Layla Bear" and lighting her special purple candle.
To me, ANA means giving a little bit of light to families on their darkest days. When a child dies the emotional and financial burdens are a lot to carry. ANA can help ease the financial burden for families in need.
~ Monaa, mother of Layla, stillborn 4/26/14