Founder & President
Asher James Congenital Heart Disease & Thrombosis Foundation
After losing my son Asher to blood clots, I wanted to start a foundation in his memory to spread awareness in pediatric blood clots and to hopefully one day be able to fund research. My husband and I run the foundation together.
Pediatric Congenital Heart Association (PCHA) IL
I took some time off from volunteering after my daughter Nina was born but am happy to be back to volunteering for this amazing support group.
Bereavement Coordinator 2014-2016
Mended Little Hearts of Chicago and Mended Little Hearts National Organization
After losing Asher, I found support in a CHD support group. Soon I became the bereavement coordinator. I started the Angel (Bereaved) Group for Mended Little Hearts of Chicago involving a memory box program and bereaved family events. Became the Bereavement Coordinator for MLH and helped start angel programs for each chapter. Held a webinar on the angel memory box program and gave bereavement training at Conference. Started the campaign #RememberOurHearts for bereaved families to spread CHD (congenital heart defect) awareness.
Served in the U.S. Army from 2003 - 2007.
Good Morning America - Home Values Hit 9-year Low
CBS2 - 'Team Asher' Helps Keep Parents Spirits Up
Documentary: American Indian Veteran: The Untold Story
Heartbeat Magazine - Remembering Our Angels
Chicago Parent Magazine - Remembering the Youngest Victims of Congenital Heart Defects
Walking with Families Podcast - Losing a Child to CHD
CBS2 Chicago - Sorrow & Love Abound at Grief: A Mother's Journey
CBS2 Chicago - Rainbow Baby Photo Shoot Shows Hope After Loss
Daily Herald - Schaumburg Event aimed at comforting those who lost a child
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