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Loss Affects the Entire Family

On Aug. 27th, our community will come together from across the country for a day to grieve, heal, and celebrate life.

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Hear from our speakers who will give voice to their journeys.

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Share your story and hear from others who've been there too.

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Remember your child in our candlelight ceremony.

Give to a good cause: proceeds will be used to buy a CuddleCot.

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For the fourth year in a row, SAILS is bringing together people from all walks of life to support, encourage, and connect with others who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Again, this year, we’ll be together virtually. 

 

At this year's Summit, you'll hear from mental health and grief experts, parents and grandparents who have experienced a loss, and participate in our online candlelight ceremony to commemorate all of the babies who have gone on too soon. 

 

Proceeds and any additional donations will be used to purchase a CuddleCot for a local hospital to support bereaved families, allowing parents to spend time with their baby easing the transition from saying hello to saying goodbye. 

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Sadija A. Smiley
SAILS Founder & CEO
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Amber Bonnet
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Alishia Anderson
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Ashlee Epps
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Chassis Hawkins-Younger
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Tiara Riley
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Rob Reider
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Jason Dykstra
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Jessica Correnti
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Mylira Green
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Nancy Olson
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Roweena Arasah
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Michelle Allette
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Alvin Sanders
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11:00a - 1:30p

Welcome Message

SAILS Founder Sadija A. Smiley, Ivyanna's Mom

Prayer

Amber Bonnet

 

Opening Remarks 

Alishia Anderson, Bereaved Mother, Grief Companion|Support Coach

"Where's My Village" 

Ashlee Epps, Bereaved Mother, Author|Speaker

 

"The Obstacle is the Way"

Jason Dykstra, Bereaved Father, Speaker|Coach|Writer

Guided Meditation "Be Still and Breathe" 

Nancy Olson, Bereaved Grandmother, Life Coach|Spiritual Companion

"Behind the Scenes: Surviving Loss, from a Mom & Doula's POV" 

Chassis Hawkins-Younger, Bereaved Mother, Personal Chef|Doula

"Supporting the Forgotten Grievers in Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Bereaved Siblings" 

Jessica Correnti, Bereaved Mother, Certified Child Life Specialist

 

"Love, Nana: One Grandmother's Story, Many Grandmothers' Stories" Nancy Olson, Bereaved Mother, Life Coach|Spiritual Companion

1:30p

2:00p - 4:00p

 Intermission- Sponsor Highlight

Candlelight Ceremony 

Roweena Arasah, Bereaved Mother, Founder-Supporting Our Survivor

Panel Discussion and Q&A, moderated by Tiara Riley, Bereaved Mother, Speaker|Author|Coach

Panelists

  • Mylira Green-LCSW, Bereaved Mother, M Green Enterprises, LLC

  • Michelle Allette, Bereaved Mother, Founder-Elijah's Purpose

  • Rob Reider, Bereaved Father, Co-Founder SAD DADS CLUB|Lila's Dad

  • Alvin Sanders, Bereaved Father

 

Closing Remarks 

SAILS Founder Sadija A. Smiley, Ivyanna's Mom

We proudly thank those who are making this year’s Survivor’s Summit happen.

If you'd like to be a sponsor, please email admin@bornintosilence.org.

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If you'd like to be a vendor, please email vendor@bornintosilence.org.

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