My name is Chasity Womack and my first born, my daughter, Kierstin Ariana was stillborn on Sept. 26, 2009. Every year since then my family, close friends, and I have celebrated her short life with gatherings and dinners on her birthday and October 15th. (The day that is set aside to recognize Pregnancy and Infant Loss.) I also miscarried twins in the second trimester. One twin Jan. 2, 2012, and the other twin March 6, 2012. Unfortunately, these types of losses are so common and shoved in silence as taboo, I felt the need to BREAK THE SILENCE. My babies existed, this pain is real, these types of losses are rarely discussed, but Kierstin Ariana and the Indiocito Twins gave me a reason to let the world know that OUR JOURNEY MATTERS TOO.
Our mission is to be a support system to parents who have “Angel Babies”. We will also raise money to make and donate memory boxes to local hospitals for bereaved parents of angel babies. With these types of losses being so unexpected, it's extremely important to have something to remember their babies during the grieving and healing process. Leaving the hospital without their baby is one of hardest things a parent will have to do. No, memory boxes will not replace the baby, but it can definitely help in keeping their memory alive.
In addition, we donate reading material to the Parent Bereaved Support Groups at the local hospitals to help begin the healing process, and to bring all parents, families, and friends together that has experienced losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. By coming together, we can to talk with others that know exactly what we are going through, to help each other adjust to the new norm, and to let the world know OUR JOURNEY MATTERS TOO.