FlutterBy IzzyJane Foundation is a non-profit organization providing hope and much-needed grieving families overcome this traumatic event by offering emotional assistance and financial aid to cover funeral expenses.
Together as Husband and wife, Danny and Molly, we started the FlutterBy IzzyJane Foundation. We had been married for 4 years and decided to expand our family and have children. When we found out we were pregnant and having a girl we knew her name would be IzzyJane. Molly had gotten to 41 weeks of pregnancy when we felt little moment the morning of the inducement date. It was a horrible nightmare when the doctor told us there was no heartbeat, and what we had to go through for the next couple of days was unbearable. Delivering a full term beautiful baby, handing the baby to the nurse and walking away empty handed with a funeral to plan just seemed so unfair, so cruel, and so lonely. We tried our best to keep our heads up and then we knew in order to get through our grief we needed to help others. We knew we had to start a foundation that would help other families experiencing our kind of lose, a Stillborn baby. We came up with the name FlutterBy IzzyJane. The butterfly remind us of our baby, “A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam, and for a brief moment, it’s glory and beauty belongs to our world. But then it flies on again and although we wish it could have stayed we feel blessed to have seen it.”. We want to fly and be the butterfly wings that flutter quietly and ever so soft providing help to those that experience this kind of heartache.
When we think of what meant the most to us while we had our brief moments with IzzyJane, there was two things. One, was knowing that we wore matching bracelets that are engraved with the word FOREVER on them. And two, was the generosity and love that we got from our family and friends that helped pay for the funeral expenses. Because those two things meant so much to us we decided to make matching bracelets and donate them to hospitals for mothers and babies.
The FlutterBy IzzyJane Foundation needs your help. Each month we are providing financial support to parents and families faced with the loss of stillborn babies. Stillbirth continues to affect 26,000 families in the US each year – that is 3 every hour. Help us provide emotional and financial support to these families by donating today!