Wear your bracelet the entire month of October, to raise awareness for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.ANYONE CAN WEAR A BRACELET!!!! Men, children, and even if you haven’t been directly affected by loss, YOU can help bring awareness !Orders can be placed now, and ship by the end of September.Larger BULK orders must beContinue reading “Order Your Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Bracelet Today!”
Smiling for Samuel is hosting a 3K/5K Run/Walk on October 9, 2021 to support Infant Loss Awareness Month. It is $20 per person which includes the registration and a t-shirt. There is an option to sponsor a sign on the route in memory of or to support Infant Loss. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 AT 9Continue reading “Second Run to Remember Announced”
“…I am still your sibling, and I love you.” Smiling for Samuel is purchasing books to help siblings understand infant and child loss. Some titles include: My Sibling Still, The Invisible String, We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead. These books will be donated to local hospitals. With your helpContinue reading “Sponsor a Sibling Book Today!”
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”
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!”
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!”
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 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”
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”
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”
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