Infant Loss: Making the Journey Easier

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infant loss

October is pregnancy and infant loss month. I wanted to share a little about the JLB Project and why this month is so important to so many. JLB Project has been a vital part of care for families who have lost a baby in our community and throughout the nation for over a decade. We have helped to establish a good foundation for hospital care at our local hospital and community support through the Children’s Garden. As our community needs have changed the JLB has also transitioned the services offered.

Community Services We Offer:

  • Follow-up Care for families and individuals who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death
  • Children’s Memorial Garden and Memorial Wall
  • Continued support of hospital and community health care professionals
  • Online support through our blog

For more information about JLB, for support after infant loss, or to donate please visit: http://www.jlbproject.org/

They live on because we remember them.

Kendra Franchi

Bereavement Coordinator

JLB Board President

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Kendra Franchi is an Arizona Native, born and raised in Tucson. She moved to Flagstaff at 17 to attend NAU and decided instantly Flagstaff was her forever home. She completed an undergraduate degree in psychology, criminal justice and Spanish. With the support of her husband she continued on to obtain two graduate degrees in counseling and psychology. She went into private practice specializing in clinical health diagnoses as well as developmental disabilities and delays in adults and children. Kendra was an avid blogger for the community with Gluten Intolerance when she was originally diagnosed with Celiac. As life happens, many things changed when she had her (now) two year old son Oliver. She currently stays home and works as a licensed mortgage officer so she can raise/play and explore life with her little guy! You’ll see her around town, maybe reading some books to kiddos at a local story time and trying every new restaurant that opens. She is excited to get back into blogging and share with you new things to explore and love about our tiny town.

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