Walking Forward Together - A 501 (c)(3) Organization
Walking Forward Together - A 501 (c)(3) Organization

Walking Forward Together

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Walking Forward Together - A 501 (c)(3) Organization
Walking Forward Together - A 501 (c)(3) Organization

Rob

Father


I love my guys.

I had to tell my eldest that Jamie was not coming along.

Jamie looked like his two older brothers as we got to hold him after he passed that day. I will never forget losing my little guy.

My goal is to establish a sanctuary in Lancaster where mothers and their families can grieve with or without support from our staff -- a place where they can say, “I miss you.”

"I had a plan. I have a playdate. I have a place in a school..."

A place where families can get away from the neighborhood, the grocery store, the church...anywhere they would be reminded of the expectation of a productive, healthy pregnancy...a place where they will not be asked how they are doing -- a sanctuary.


Walking Forward Together - A 501 (c)(3) OrganizationMy goal is to establish a sanctuary in Lancaster where mothers and their families can grieve with or without support from our staff -- a place where they can say, 'I miss you.'”


Serena

Mother


My journey started more than 25 years ago, when I decided that I wanted to specialize in women's health, and specifically help those women during pregnancy. I never dreamed that my road would lead me to here. Perhaps though, all roads were preparing me this way.

I was trained as an obstetrician-gynecologist and decided that I wanted to concentrate on women with high risk pregnancies. A pregnancy is considered high risk if any part of it is high risk: the fetus, the pregnancy or the woman. This can range from a baby that is abnormal with a genetic or a structural problem or even twins, problem with the uterus or any part of the pregnancy, or problem with the mother such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high BMI, or age or just smoking cigarettes.

Another part of my job is to perform and interpret genetic and diagnostic testing. I can tell you to a very high probablity that your baby may have a genetic or anatomical problem. I perform the ultrasounds that look at your baby -- head to toe. I tell you the baby's sex for the reveal parties. I watch your baby grow while in utero. I am who your doctor calls with questions, who wants to make sure if you are OK, and if there is an emergency.

I also tell you when your baby has died or has a problem.

No one wants to be a part of this club. I became a part of this club 7 years ago. We never dreamed that we would become members. I was a doctor. I did all the testing available to me. And all testing was good, without abnormalities. I already had 2 wonderful boys.

I have journeyed a long way to get here and have done a lot of it alone and in the dark. It is lonely, doing it all by yourself. I am still on this path looking to provide a way to cope, support, and find hope and acceptance. We all travel alone. My goal is travel together, walking together, bringing it all into the light.

I still have a long way to go.


Walking Forward Together - A 501 (c)(3) OrganizationNo one wants to be a part of this club. We never dreamed that we would become members. It has been a seven-year journey, since we inadvertently became members and started down this path. We have lived in 3 different states, and nowhere but here in Pennsylvania have we found such an outpouring of support and friendship.”

- Serena



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Walking Forward Together - A 501 (c)(3) OrganizationThere is never an end to this process, as it is a person who never was. Yet, a mother always knows that she experienced a loss -- no matter what. A mother knows she has lost a daughter, a son, a friend.”

- Rob



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