I lost my 4.5 mo old daughter Ghayde (pronounced like Jade) to SIDS on 9.2.08 and after losing my mother a little over a year earlier I knew the devastation that followed. I wanted to be more prepared so I went online for support groups... and found Tiny Handprints. Stephanie and the rest of the team are AMAZING! They kept in touch with me during that first year, sending me little cards and books to help me journey through my grief... and read my rambling middle of the night e-mails. To be brutally honest, if it wasn't for Tiny Handprints, I don't know that I would be a stable individual today... they keep me grounded still and are always there when I need them!
On Sept 26, 2009 I lost my first and only grandchild to SIDS ( Logan Raymond Gould) Tinyhandprints will remain in my heart and soul forever- This group reached out and help my daughter when no one else did. My daughter and I struggled immensely with many traumatic events- My son suffered a severe brain injury from a mis-diagnosed sinus infection and he was in a coma for 3 months and still struggles to progress. I lost my job of 24 yrs due to being by his bedside During this time my daughter was pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Logan Raymond Gould. Logan was our saving grace from this terrifying event we were going through with my son. 8 months later my daughter got the call while at work her son Logan was blue and was transported to the hospital. Our precious angel was gone- Lost to SIDS We both have lost our jobs and when we needed help TINUHANDS was there for us when no one else was. They help us pay for Logan's headstone this was truly a blessing for us Thank you from the bottom of my heart- I know if there was more you could do for us you would have but just keeping in touch and letting us know you were there to help will always remain in my heart Thank you so much Carol Gould
Tiny Handprints was there for me when my precious little girl died of SIDS last June. Stephanie talked with me and answered all of my questions and offered me hope of going into the future without my daughter. In the year that my daughter has been gone, Tiny Handprints has sent us grief materials and reached out to us to let us know that we were not alone.
When my son Josua died, I was looking for answers, and none seemed to be forth coming. In a time of darkness and personal despair, I found Tiny Handprints. They sent me printed materials about things I could do to cope, stories of others who had been in the same situations, and information on what was going on, even though I didnt have all the answers. They have provided so much to my family in my time of need, so I actively try to promote it to others who are in need, and I have plans of someday trying to help donate to this charity, to try to bring it to every family that needs a little faith, hope, love, and support.
After my son died of SIDS in August 2009, I had no idea where to even START looking for support. Tiny Handprints found me, and went out of their way to make sure I had everything (reading material, people to talk to, etc) I possibly could imagine to help me begin to grieve. I haven't done much more than read the information given to me; but would recommend them anytime to someone who just needs some support, and isn't sure about anything. After my son died, it was a day at a time with going forward with life, and everytime I get to read the book and information I've recieved FREE from them, without asking- I know I have as much support as I could want each day.
Stephanie from Tinyhandprints found me when I was deep in the middle of my grief. She sent me books, support and the kind of friendship that I had been longing for. I am so thankful for this organization and all that it has done and is still doing for all of us parents affected by the loss of a child to sids.