Smiling for Samuel Scholarship Recipients – Lauren Langreck and Taylor Boon, Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Neillsville Class of 2021. We are honored to present our second round of scholarships. Through these scholarships, Samuel’s memory will live on. Congratulations to our TWO scholarship recipients for 2021. Our recipients are Lauren Langreck for a $500 scholarship and Taylor Boon for a $1000 scholarship. Your futures are so bright andContinue reading “Smiling for Samuel Scholarship Recipients – Lauren Langreck and Taylor Boon, Class of 2021”

2021 Spaghetti Dinner Was a Success!

Our Spaghetti Dinner has come and gone and we just want to say a Big Thank YOU! Here are the numbers:– 85+ lbs of noodles– 60+ lbs of hamburger– 800 breadsticks– 466 cookiesWe served 466 meals! What an incredible turn out for our first year! It’s truly something special to watch a community come togetherContinue reading “2021 Spaghetti Dinner Was a Success!”

Smiling for Samuel’s 3/18 Fundraiser! Pals!

Let’s Be Mismatched Together! Smiling for Samuel wants you to know World Trisomy 18 day is on March 18th! We represent those with Trisomy 18. Trisomy 18 is when an extra chromosome is present in DNA, making those with it, extra awesome! Pals is the perfect fundraiser for our organization because their message reminds usContinue reading “Smiling for Samuel’s 3/18 Fundraiser! Pals!”

Trisomy Awareness Month

In honor of Trisomy Awareness Month: Common things doctors say to parents after receiving a T18/13 diagnosis:“We advise that you terminate.”“T18/13 is incompatible with life.”“We do not do interventions on a baby with T18/13.”“Your baby will suffer.”“Choosing anything but termination/comfort care is cruel.”“They will be a vegetable.”“They won’t smile, walk, eat, etc…”“Your baby will haveContinue reading “Trisomy Awareness Month”

Smiling for Samuel to Host a Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser

Smiling for Samuel would like to present their first fundraiser of 2021. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to table our annual Cut-A-Thon. But we are excited for our drive-through spaghetti feed that will take place on March 18th, Trisomy 18 Day! When: March 18th, 2020 4-8p.m.Where: Neillsville American Legion (6 Boon Blvd, Neillsville,Continue reading “Smiling for Samuel to Host a Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser”

Wave of Light 2020

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. At 7 p.m. ,in all time zones, we light candles in remembrance of ALL babies gone too soon and they remain lit for an hour. We encourage everyone to light a candle for their baby(ies), grandbabies, siblings, nephews, nieces and cousins ,etc. We will be rememberingContinue reading “Wave of Light 2020”

What Society Should Know

With October being PAIL awareness month, we talked to a group of bereaved parents, and asked them what they wish society knew about their loss. Here are some responses: “It can happen at anytime in a pregnancy. I don’t talk about my baby for sympathy, I talk about her because she is as real asContinue reading “What Society Should Know”

Smiling for Samuel Scholarship Recipient – Teeghan Mahoney, Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Neillsville High School, Class of 2020. We are honored to present our first ever, $1000 scholarship to Teeghan Mahoney. Teeghan is motivated to pursue a career as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner- a field that is near and dear to our hearts . We can’t wait to see where her future takes her!Continue reading “Smiling for Samuel Scholarship Recipient – Teeghan Mahoney, Class of 2020”