Mission Statement

In the face of loss and infertility, our mission is to show the world that we are still standing. Holding fast to resilience and hope. Our mission is to help you embrace life for everything that it is after experiencing the loss of a child or infertility.

The focus of this magazine can be broken down into three parts:

  • Giving a voice to grief
  • Connecting hearts around the world who have similar life experiences
  • Becoming a resource for friends, family and medical professionals, to know how to support someone enduring child loss and/or infertility

We are, and always will be, Still Standing.

  • 13 Comments

    • Deb Milne-O’Brien

      November 3, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      although no longer a ‘boy’ at 25, and having gone through two horrific tours in Iraq, we were still – never – expecting an accident. We were ‘ready’ for the possibility of death in war, but..at home? Less than two miles away? 5 weeks, 5 months, 5 years, or 25 years – NO one is ready for the death of their child.

    • Tina

      November 14, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you for the article, “7 Things I’ve Learned Since the Loss of My Child”. I lost my 22 year old son just 5 months ago to a tragic auto accident and can relate to everything written. It is a daily struggle just to function in a new “normal”. A struggle few understand, a struggle I pray that no one else ever has to experience.

      I am a nurse, and not just a nurse, but a Hospice nurse. I am surrounded by death, dying and grief every single day. I thought I knew what it was like to grieve, how to support the families I care for. After all, I could recite the stages of grief better than most. I’ve read books on how to help those grieving. Taken innumerable classes on how to comfort the dying. However, I have discovered that none of what I learned was actually helpful. They became mere words on a page, without insight into what grieving the loss of your child was actually like.

    • Gail Hughes

      December 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks for all you are doing

    • Heidi Khan

      January 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Wow your magazine would have been awesome for me 25 years ago. I lost my 5 year old daughter back then & thought life was over. Well I can say now 25 years later I’m still here but not a day goes by that my precious girl isn’t in my mind. I decided to take my I tense grief and pursue my goal in life and that was to become a nurse. My beautiful Sasha comes to work with me every shift. She continues to touch people in life through me. I would love to know more about your magazine and I would love to help in any way I can for those who have lost their precious children.

    • Amy

      January 11, 2016 at 1:47 am

      I just found this article. My son died tragically 2 weeks ago. He was 18. And the article I just read in here completely hit every emotion I am feeling. I miss him so much. I feel like a part of me will be broken forever.

    • kathy

      January 15, 2016 at 4:04 am

      Lost my to suicide

    • Ron Smith, MD

      January 17, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Hi, I’m Ron Smith, a 33 year veteran Pediatrician. Stacy and I lost our Laura in 2012. I was not only her father, but I was her doctor, as a result of a new and rare congenital developmental condition called fetal isotretinoin embryopathy. She was one of a several hundred children in the nation affected by Accutane, which Stacy was taking, though unaware that she was pregnant.

      I suspect our story is probably one of the most unique. I wrote about it and published her story on our web site. What is most important is the way that God told us after 24 years of increasing struggles, that he was always there. The story is not very long, maybe 35 pages printed or the ebook, but the ending is worth the read.

      I know that you don’t want items that have been published elsewhere, but perhaps our story might be worthy of an exception. You would be welcome to publish it on your site, if iyou think would help others.

      Regardless, I appreciate what you are doing, both as a Pediatrician, and as a parent who feels the grief of Laura’s loss still today.

      Warmest regards,

      Ron Smith, MD
      Pediatrics
      McDonough, GA

    • Maritza Reyes

      May 12, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Dr. Huberty, an Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Health Promotion at ASU and the mother of angel baby Raine, is conducting a research study to determine the perceptions of women who have experienced stillbirth as it relates to physical and mental health in the inter-conception period. Participation in the study may help to expand the overall knowledge about the inter-conception needs of women who have experienced stillbirth. Participants will be asked to participate in a 15-25 minute phone interview. Each woman who agrees to participate will be provided a $5 Walmart gift card as compensation for their time. Their participation in this study is voluntary. Would your organization be willing to help us recruit for this study by sharing the attached flyer on your social media page(s)?
      If you are interested in learning more about or joining this study, please contact us by phone (602-827-2314) or email (PLInterviews@gmail.com).

    • Jim Doyle

      August 9, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Hello,

      My son took his own life in March of this year. I have enjoyed reading various posts. I have a new book coming out this fall Hope for Life, being your best self when needed most. Your followers may find great value in the stories I have written about with people finding hope for life. I would enjoy exploring a conversation with you that could be mutually valuable.

      Jim Doyle

    • steven waldman

      August 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      What a remarkable website. Congratulations on creating this powerful resource and community.

      I’m writing because the site I just launched might be of use to your folks. It’s called LifePosts and its a new collaborative story telling platform for memorials and other life milestones. Here are a few that have been done for children or miscarriages:

      https://www.lifeposts.com/p/milestone/77/our-baby-memorial/lifestory/

      https://www.lifeposts.com/p/milestone/314/emma-lee-memorial/overview/

      https://www.lifeposts.com/p/milestone/949/amiya-douglas-memorial/lifestory/

      The site is free to use (at least for a while), and I hope it can be a useful resource for your folks.

      Best,
      Steve Waldman
      steve@LifePosts.com

    • Ishraq

      November 17, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      hi i have tried to have a baby for 21 years and after these years i was pregnant with twins. at week 22 they were born and died after one week. how should i describe my sadness. I am living but feel as if i am dead.

    • Tess Donnelly

      November 2, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Stillmama.com is another place to look for hope for the future and your own healing. Life after loss. It’s beautifully written blogs by Doreen Korba

    • B

      December 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      I lost my daughter, my sweet, beautiful Angel in 2010. She had just turned 5 only 2 wks prior. Lost her to an Avm. Fast and fatal. Here I am existing, and trying to get on with life. I am still as angry and sad and as lost as I was 7 years ago. I’m all talked out. I have my support systems but it never gets better, or easier, it’s what i hafta live with… my cards I’ve been dealt. I found this website of individuals who have experienced loss as well. Hope it helps.

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