Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

 (I am having some issues with the format of this post, so I apologize if it is cutting off the menu to the side.) 

As a photographer and now a mother, I wanted to post about the NILMDTS  fund drive that is taking place this month and next.  Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is an organization I have been a member of for 2 1/2 years, and is very dear to my heart.  This organization is dedicated to giving grieving parents memories of their child that has passed.  I have had the honor of photographing families who have suffered the tragedy of losing a child and giving them something that can never be remade – photographs of their beautiful baby.  It is not easy, getting calls about a birth that the parents know will end sadly, or meeting a family who have a baby at home that they know will not make it to its first birthday.  Regardless of whether the baby is miscarried, stillborn, or was with the parents for a few hours, days, weeks, or months, these images are so important.

If you or someone you know would like more information on this organization, please visit the website by clicking any of the links below.  If you or someone you know experiences a loss, please, call me.  I am available any time of the day or night for these sessions.

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With the Month of October being recognized as
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month,
The Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation
holds its Annual Fund Drive for six weeks
starting in mid-September and ending in October.
President Ronald Reagan enacted Proclamation 5890
in October of 1988 to recognize that each year,
approximately a million pregnancies in the United
States alone end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the
death of a newborn child.  Reagan stated, “A national
observance offers us the opportunity to increase our
understanding of the great tragedy involved in the
deaths of unborn or newborn babies.  It also enables
us to consider how, as individuals and communities,
we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and
family members…
”  To read the full Proclamation
signed by Reagan,
CLICK HERE.

If you are in a place to make even a small contribution
to NILMDTS, please know that doing so will continue
to allow the organization to provide improved resources,
training, communication, and other tools necessary
in support of our amazing contingent of professional
photographers who provide the gift of free remembrance
portraiture to families in need.
 Our next project we are
working on is an online, interactive webinar version of
our Formal NILMDTS Training taught by Co-Founder
Sandy Puc’ allowing anyone in any country with access
to a computer to complete the course online. 
Donations help make programs like this a reality!

  AnnualFundDriveClickHere

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Your Donations Support the Organization
in Many Ways – * By supporting the continued education of our
volunteer photographers
* By allowing us to further our outreach to hospitals
and hospices across the world
* By offsetting the costs associated with outreach
efforts including Formal NILMDTS Traingin Seminars
* By supporting the Family Forum which creates
a productive and supportive haven for healing
* By supporting the Photographers’ Forum which
provides a helpful environment for our member
photographers to express their feelings and receive advice
on the various issues that they face in this noble work
* By supporting the day to day operations of
our Headquarters Offices

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