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.
Love, Jessica hosted our 1st Annual Race For A Cause 5k event! It was a beautiful day with a great turnout! The TIMES of Northwest Indiana did a great article on the event!
Love, Jessica was featured on Chicago-land news station during the evening news with a great segment about our Organization!
Love, Jessica was featured on Chicago-land daytime talk show, Windy City live! This is a great video about us followed by a live interview with host, Val!
Love, Jessica was featured on a segment from nationwide news outlet, Localish, with a great video all about our organization and our impact!
Haute In Texas, PR Firm + Blogger hosted an Instagram Live event for Love, Jessica. This was a great open discussion among the team members of Love, Jessica and the owner of Haute in Texas, Aquila Mendez-Valdez.
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!
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.