In the month of May I'm proud to be donating $0.50 for every comment to made on my blog to Lullaby Lane.
|A map of Lullaby Lane at Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City, Iowa|
Dr. Jonna Quinn OB/GYN at Mercy North Iowa is witness to these losses on a daily basis. She is a member of this year's Leadership North Iowa class and is a member of Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa's Fetal and Infant Loss Bereavement Committee. When this year's Leadership North Iowa class was charged with developing a service project she brought up the idea of creating a place for those who have experienced miscarriage to be able to go and grieve. From their, the idea and plan for a prayer pathway, Lullaby Lane, was created.
Lullaby Land is currently a designated section in Mason City, Iowa’s Elmwood Cemetery where children lost to miscarriages less than 20 weeks old are laid to rest through Mercy North Iowa. The Lullaby Lane project includes creating a paver pathway to lead up to the current memorial headstone. Parents who lose a child to miscarriage will have the option of having their child’s name and date of loss engraved on a paver to be installed in the pathway. This part of the pathway is being handled by Mercy North Iowa's Bereavement Committee and the Leadership North Iowa class is handling raising funds to support the construction of the project by October 2017 for the annual ceremony that takes place for pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.
"Fetal loss and miscarriage is a tragedy that affects many of us. We hope these families can feel the support of our community and know that we will work hard for them to have this piece of comfort during their difficult time," said Dr. Jonna Quinn.
So please help me support the efforts of both Mercy North Iowa's Fetal and Infant Loss Bereavement Committee and this year's Leadership North Iowa class with the construction of Lullaby Lane by commenting all month long on any of my blog posts. Do you know of other projects similar for those that have lost a child to miscarriage? Remember to Comment for a Cause!