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Many ask me what the future holds for Olie’s Footprints.  Here are just a few things that we are actively working on for families who have lost a baby or child:

Phase 1: 2017-2019:

  • Send out 100 keepsake bags or boxes to families who have lost a baby or child- Accomplished
  • Lead a candlelight vigil in honor of miscarried and stillborn babies and children on the lake-Accomplished
  • Provide keepsakes and packages to support our families in their journey.-In Progress
  • Implement social media programming that supports our families in their loss, grief, and healing.-In Progress.
  • Lead a remembrance walk in memory of our babies and children.-In Progress

Phase 2: 2019-2025:

  • Continue to send 100 keepsake bags or boxes to families who have lost a baby or child annually.
  • Continue keepsakes and packages to support our families in their journey.
  • Continue social media programming that supports our families in their loss, grief, and healing.
  • Aid families in their grief by providing counseling services.
  • Evaluate the possible link between PTSD and loss of a child.
  •  Contribute to research involving the prevention of miscarriage and stillbirth.
  • Build a memorial where families can go that has information and resources about miscarriage, stillbirth, and loss later in life and celebrate their baby’s life.

Phase 3: 2025-2030:

  • Continue to send out 100 keepsake bags or boxes to families who have lost a baby or child annually.
  • Continue keepsakes and packages to support our families in their journey.-In Progress
  • Continue social media programming that supports our families in their loss, grief, and healing.