Local nonprofit aims to help parents after loss of baby

Losing a baby is something no parent should ever have to go through and while there are no words that can make the pain go away, members of a local nonprofit are doing their best to help with the bereavement process.

Butterfly Moon is a nonprofit that was founded by a local mother named Vivian, whose baby girl, Isabella Moon, was born still. After the pain of her loss because too much to bear, she decided to turn her grief into something inspiring. She now dedicates her time to helping other parents who lost their baby suddenly. The organization fundraises throughout the year to help support all local hospital bereavement programs.

“We also help financially support organizations that share our similar mission. We have purchased and donated six cuddle cots to date and we have recently started to help schools with the supplies (book, activity books, etc) they may need to help support their students/staff when a loss of a student occurs within their school,” said Amy DeSantis, volunteer. She added that the nonprofit is also made up of other mothers who lost their baby and want to give back in their memory as well.

Butterfly Moon has a program called Butterfly Kisses, which helps pay for funeral, cremation and memorial services. The goal is to provide a more nuturing and peaceful experience to families faced with this devastating loss.

The nonprofit hosts many fundraisers throughout the year. Several businesses and individual families have also hosted fundraisers such as dress down days at their place of employment, bake sales, basket raffles, etc. If you would like to get involved or make a donation, email fundraising.gals@buffalo.edu.

For more information, visit www.butterflymoon.org

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