Our infant daughter Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee) died of Trisomy 18
(she was stillborn), a rare genetic disorder. The T-18 Foundation is a
wonderful support network and site that has gone a long way in helping
us heal. It is my hope that you never have a need to become involved
with this organization (and chances are you won't), but if you ever do,
you won't find a better source of healing, support, and understanding.
Everyone here has been touched by Trisomy 18.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep - a volunteer network of professional
photographers dedicated to providing bereavement photography to parents
of infants and children who have passed away. Everything from the
photographer's time to a DVD slideshow and CD of print-quality photos
is free of charge. As with the T-18 Support Forum, I hope you never
need infant bereavement photography services (or any infant bereavement
services), but having a local member photographer do a photo shoot for
Ceilidh was one of the best decisions we made for our little
girl. Stefanie Kimball, our photographer, did Ceilidh's photo shoot on
Dec. 9th, 2006, the day of her birth. Her link is below.
In addition to her volunteer photography for NILMDTS,
Stefanie also offers a wide range of professional photo shoots and
services from family portraits to graduation photos, and pretty much
everything in between. She's one of the most professional artists I've
ever worked with in any field, and if you're located in Rhode Island or
Central and Eastern Massachusetts, I highly recommend her for all of
your photography needs.
The ship I served aboard in the Navy. I'm a Plankowner, or original commissioning crewmember.
Send an email message of support and hope to a servicemember. You can't
choose the recipient, but you can choose the branch of service, and
kind words from home go a long way toward making someone's day
- New England summers (the bulk of my hoop dance schedule) tend
to be oppressively hot and humid, so whenever I perform, UnderArmour
Heat Gear is my new best friend. The "Blitz" line also matches my
regalia, so it's doubly awesome! For the record, I don't have an
endorsement agreement with them...I just love this stuff enough to put
a link here!
My friend Peggy Llewellyn, National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock
Motorcycle competitor. The first woman of color to ever win a
major motorsports event, Peggy is back with a new team for the 2010 season!