Love, Jessica is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization designed to financially assist families with medical and funeral expenses after a miscarriage or stillbirth. Our mission is to ease the financial burden as well as help start the healing process.
Support Love, Jessica by donating $25 and receiving a ceramic heart lapel pin of your choice in return!
*If you do not want/need the heart lapel pin for yourself, you can gift it to someone else (we can mail it on your behalf if desired) -OR- you can donate the heart back to our Organization and it will be donated to a hospital in Northwest Indiana or Louisville, KY to be gifted to a bereaved mother.
This fundraiser will go on for the entire month of May, so that we can honor as many mom's as possible!
These are handmade ceramic heart lapel pins, each a little unique, meant to be worn on Mother's Day and any special occasion in remembrance of a baby lost too soon. This is a great way to let your friend, family member, co-worker, etc. know that you remember and honor their baby and what they have been through.
100% of the proceeds will go to continue our mission of financially supporting bereaved families.
Love, Jessica was featured on The Today Show with a great article on their website, under the Parents section. Click the link below to read the article.
UpNext with Bill & Mel Show highlights organizations & individuals who have an impact on their communities from around Chicago and beyond. They did a great segment on Love, Jessica!
We are THRILLED to announce a partnership with Butterfly Baskets! They are a Non-Profit Organization based out of Pennsylvania, that provides care baskets with resources and items intended to bring comfort to grieving parents.
They will be offering these baskets, FREE of charge to ALL families we fund!
We are so grateful and appreciative of their generosity and know our families will truly appreciate this extra layer of support!
Visit their website to learn more and visit their Etsy store to purchase a basket for someone you know who has experienced a loss....EVEN BETTER...when you purchase a basket, a second basket will be donated to a hospital for another family!
Both miscarriage and stillbirth describe pregnancy loss, but they differ according to when the loss occurs. A miscarriage is the loss of a baby before the 20th week of pregnancy, occurring in 10-20% of all known pregnancies. A stillbirth is the loss of a baby after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with a majority occurring at or near full term, right before or during delivery. More than 24,000 babies are stillborn in the United States each year, affecting about 1 in 160 births. They cut across all socio-economic classes, races, religions, body types and age groups. No woman or family is immune.
I had my own notion of grief.
I thought it was the sad time
that followed the death of
someone you love
and you have to push through it
to get to the other side.
I am learning that
there is no other side.
There is no pushing
but rather, an absorption.
Adjustment and acceptance.
Grief is not something you complete,
but rather endure.
Grief is not a task to finish
and move on,
but an element of yourself,
an alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing, and
a new definition of self.