Saturday, August 26, 2017

September Happenings


We are currently selling tickets 
for the upcoming 
Shopping Extravaganza 
at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain



Tickets are $25 ($15 of each ticket sold comes back to SPoU)
Pick up your ticket from any Share Volunteer, by emailing us, or buy directly from the outlets here (don't forget to mark that you are supporting Share Parents of Utah)

Purchase your ticket today to get in on the saving, winning, giving and fun!  
Outlets at Traverse Mountain is holding its 5th Annual Shopping Extravaganza event on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Buy a $25 ticket and enjoy this exclusive, limited-admission charity fundraising event that features one-day-only saving offers, a special shopper lunch, Chocolate Tasting at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, desserts and drinks in the Diva Lounge, and exclusive one day only discounts at participating stores.  Each ticket holder receives exclusive Enter to Win passes to win several fantastic prizes, including more than $30,000 worth of gift cards from Outlets of Traverse Mountain's participating retailers.  Check in starts at 9:30 AM!

Last year's even raised more than $30,000 (SPoU earned $2,550 of that) for well-deserving organizations along the Wasatch Front!  SPoU uses every dollar to serve and support families in Utah who lose a baby.

We would like to publicly thank Amara Day Spa, Salon and Boutique in Lehi for sponsoring us for this event.


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We are taking preorders 
for Shirts August 28-September 15 extended through September 22!
&
Merchandise August 28-October 5 


22nd Annual Walk for Remembrance and Hope
Saturday, October 7, 2017
International Peace Gardens
1060 Dalton Ave S.,
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

12:45 Registration

1:30 Program

Music~Name Reading~Dove Release

In honor of all babies gone too soon

Music provided by LAHJIT, an "all genre" music group based in Salt Lake City, who specialize in live band performance, studio recording, and songwriting.

Our program will be Emcee'd by the lovely Meredith Wilken.  
You hear Meredith on 94.1 KODJ Monday thru Fridays, from 6:00-10:00 AM

We are so grateful that LAHJIT and Meredith are donating their time and talents on our behalf.


You will be given the opportunity to personalize a beautiful, paper bird and display within the grapevine arbor.  These will also be your take home memento.

Event is held rain or shine and we recommend each individual bring their own chair/blanket/umbrella.

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Pre-order Shirts and Zip Hoodies HERE 
beginning August 28 ~ deadline September 22 
All Pre-ordered shirts will be available to pick up at the Walk!

Orders received 9/23 - 10/5 will be fulfilled on 2nd production run
and available for self pick up in Layton the 4th week of October



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Preorder Ornaments, Bears/Lambs, Car decals, 
and our NEW Annual Charm Bracelet 
Orders taken August 28-October 5

ALL PREORDERED ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE 
FOR PICK UP AT THE WALK!!!
Extra unsold items will be available for sale at the Walk.

While at the Walk, make sure you visit our Boutique, 
Teeny Tears and Cuddle Cot booths, 
and make some new friends!

Share Parents of Utah will be decorating a tree for this years 
Festival of Trees.

Find our 
"Take These Wings And Learn To Fly" 
in the large tree section.

We invite you to purchase an ornament to place on the festival tree, 
in your baby's honor, as well as purchase one to take home.  
All ornaments are personalized with your baby's name on them.

Click link(s) to email us your order.  
Please include:
 1) quantity 
2) description of ornament(s) desired 
3) personalization (ONE WORD/First Name looks best)
Payment is accepted via:
 Cash, Venmo~Share Parents of Utah @ShareParent and PayPal

#1 Bird cage Ornament
(this ornament is still in development and may change slightly)
Each vintage bird cage ornament is lovingly hand crafted and measures 7" high. 
"Take These Wings And Learn To Fly" printed on each ribbon in silver font.
Each tag may be personalized (one word/first name looks best).  
Secure one for each member of the family as their "2017" ornament



#2 Metal Bird on wreath Ornament
Ornament is handmade with an adorable metal bird perched on a wooden disc.
Measures approximately 6" tall/wide.
"Take These Wings And Learn To Fly" printed on each ribbon in silver font.
Each tag may be personalized (one word/first name looks best).
Secure one for each member of the family as their "2017" ornament
limited quantities available
Non-personalized items:


Stuffed Animals 

15" Bears & 7.5" Lambs: 

5) Yellow lambs $5

Bears shirts can be personalized (first name only)
for an extra $3.00 per bear.

Pink Feathers
"Take these wings and learn to fly"


Blue Feathers
"Take these wings and learn to fly"

Get your 2017 Walk themed Car Decals!

Car Decals
$5

Car Decals
$5

2017 Mother's Day Charm Bracelet
"You Hold The Key To My Heart"
$15 Bracelet with charms
$5 charms alone

Preorder your 
exclusive Share Parents of Utah charm bracelet!

Each year we will offer charms that coincide with that years Walk theme.

This year, in addition to our Walk themed charms, we will offer our 
exclusive Mother's Day charm bracelet

"You Hold The Key To My Heart"

This bracelet includes a heart, surrounded by angel wings, a key to open your heart 
and a surprise charm. 
(we created these at our Mother's Day group support meetings)


2017 Walk Charm bracelet
"Take These Wings And Learn To Fly"
$15 Bracelet with charms
$5 charms alone
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2017 Interactive Workshop
with Dr. Jake Andreason

This Workshop will be held at Jordan Valley Medical Center, 2nd floor, classroom 2
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088
Enter from the south-east side of the building and has a sign "In patient" at the door. Take the elevators to the second floor, then turn right when you get off the elevators and it's the first door you see.




Grandparents Grief Workshop
Tuesday, September 5, 7-9:00 PM
Open to ALL Grandparents

ALL Grandparents are invited to paint a bird house in honor of their loved one(s)
We kindly request an RSVP by Monday, September 4 for a bird house by emailing us at info@shareparentsofutah.org 





September 13, 2017
We Need Not Walk Alone
w/Tami and Tiffany
Tami habla español
Kearns Public Library
5360 S. 4220 W., SLC, UT 84118
7:00-8:30 PM

September 21, 2017
PAL Meeting
w/Jacquelene
Mountain Point Medical Center
7:00-8:30 PM

September 26, 2017
We Need Not Walk Alone
w/Melannie and Millie
Jordan Valley Medical Center
7:30-9:00 PM


Complete addresses found here






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Another Unique Fundraising Opportunity


FIGHT NIGHT 
pitting 
Andrew Cluff "Victory MMA" 
against our friend and SPoU supporter 
Rico Valdez "One Hit MMA"  

We invite you to join us at an upcoming fundraiser where Rico's personal ticket sales with be donated to Share Parents of Utah. 
We know that loss has personally touched Rico's life more than once. 
We'd love to see you at the fight!
This event is at the Riverbend Sports Complex in SLC 
on Saturday, September 16th 
Fights start at 6pm
All Ages Are Invited! 
$30GA $55 VIP 

Tickets are in and must be purchased directly from Rico for that portion to come back to SPoU. 
Please purchase from Rico at PayPal.me/ValdezGasparmma
It is simple and only takes seconds to secure your tickets!
Rico Valdez - We want to express our public appreciation to you. Your desire to help others in their time of need is incredible! You have a tough exterior that protects a tender heart of gold!


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Sunday, August 6, 2017

August Happenings

Children's Grief Workshop
Tuesday, August 8, 7:00-9:00 PM
with Dr. Jake Andreason


You will learn how to help your child heal through play and creativity plus each child will go home with their artwork and special memento's!

Hosted by Melannie and Jaymie

Open to 20 Children ages 2-18
Must RSVP by emailing us at info@shareparentsofutah.org

Jordan Valley Medical Center
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088
2nd Floor Classroom 2
Enter from the south-east side of the building, "In patient" at the door. Take the elevators to the second floor, then turn left when you get off the elevators and it's the first door you see

 





Group Support Meeting (no RSVP required)
Wednesday, August 9, 7:00-8:30 PM
"Reinvesting In Life"
w/Tami & Tiffany
Tami habla español
Herriman Public Library, Large Meeting Room
5380 West Herriman Main Street, Herriman, UT 84096

 



Group Support Meeting (no RSVP required)
Thursday, August 10, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM
Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) Meeting

w/Melannie and Tiffany
Mountain Point Medical Center, "Mountain Summit 2"
-conference room located on the first floor
3000 North Triumph Blvd, Lehi, UT 84043

 





Couple's Grief Workshop
Wednesday, August 16, 7-9:00 PM
with Dr. Jake Andreason


hosted by Melannie and Jaymie


Open to ALL - companions encouraged,
but not required, please RSVP


 

Group Support Meeting (no RSVP required)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 7:30-9:00 PM
Reinvesting In Life

w/Carma & Tiffany
Jordan Valley Medical Center
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088
2nd Floor Classroom 2
Enter from the south-east side of the building, "In patient" at the door. Take the elevators to the second floor, then turn left when you get off the elevators and it's the first door you see




A Look Ahead...


Grandparents Grief Workshop

Open to ALL Grandparents and includes a special craft!
We encourage you to share this event will all grandparents who have
experienced the death of a child and/or grandchild.

Tuesday, September 5, 7:00-9:00 PM
with Dr. Jake Andreason

hosted by Melannie and Jaymie
Must RSVP by emailing us at info@shareparentsofutah.org
Jordan Valley Medical Center
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088
2nd Floor Classroom 2
Enter from the south-east side of the building, "In patient" at the door. Take the elevators to the second floor, then turn left when you get off the elevators and it's the first door you see





A big thank you to those who attended our incredible

Father's Feel Too Workshop
on Tuesday, June 20

&

Children's Grief Workshop
on Wednesday, July 19

Monday, July 3, 2017

July 2017 Happenings


We are accepting reservations NOW for our summer workshop's with Dr. Jake Andreason.  You will find full details below.

In June we held our "Father's Feel Too" workshop.  It was an open and honest discussion for all in attendance, particularly the sweet fathers.

Our upcoming workshops include two Children's Grief Workshops, a Couple's Communication workshop and a very special Grandparents Grief workshop/craft.  We encourage you to invite all grandparents out to our workshop.  We always provide refreshments and all activity supplies and kindly request an RSVP to hold your space(s).  Because of the tender subject, we will only allow up to 20 children at each Children's Grief Workshop.  Do not delay - email us with your RSVP NOW!

We are thrilled to announce that our first PAL~Pregnancy After Loss Group Support Meetings began in June and will be held monthly at Mountain Point Medical Center in Lehi, Utah.  Please visit our website for complete schedule.  We encourage anyone who is expecting again, or even thinking about embarking on this journey, to come and surround yourself by supportive friends, vent, learn coping techniques and feel a sense of peace.  These meeting are open to ALL but are sensitively geared towards those experiencing a subsequent pregnancy.

We are so grateful to Jacquelene Fellows for leading these meetings and we know you will enjoy getting to know her and gain a new friend, as we have.  Share Parents of Utah is honored to introduce her to you and we have asked her to share a little about herself:
My name is Jacquelene Fellows.  I am a wife, mother of four, and salon owner. Honestly, growing up I never had the desire to have children until I met my husband, Bronson. When we met he had a 3-year-old daughter named Abbygail and she instantly filled my heart with love and a yearning for my own children. In November of 2011 our beautiful daughter McKenzie was born. She rocked my world in every way possible. When she was two we decided to start trying for our second child together. Little did I know the heartbreaking journey that we were about to embark on.

In an 18-month span we experienced two miscarriages and then on March 1, 2014 I gave birth to our angel, McKayla Mary Fellows, at only 20.4 weeks pregnant.

Fast forward to July of 2015 and we completed our family with our spit-fire of a son, Connor. My pregnancy with him was filled with so many emotions and overwhelming fear at times.

When I was asked if I would be willing to lead a new monthly support group for pregnancy after a loss I immediately knew it was exactly what I needed in my life! It has brought me so much peace and joy. I hope to help other families navigate their emotions during their loss(es) and help them learn to cope with future pregnancies. I'm truly honored to be a part of the Share Parents of Utah organization.  

July 2017 Happenings





Wednesday, July 12
7:00-8:30 PM
Group Support Meeting
"Challenges in Grief"
with Tami and Millie (Tami habla espanol)
Herriman Public Library
Large meeting room
5380 West Herriman Main Street, Herriman, UT 84096


Wednesday, July 19
7:00-9:00 PM
Children's Grief Workshop
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Parents are invited to bring children ages 2-18
RSVP required by Monday, July 17
(limited to 20 children)
Interactive activities and refreshments will be provided
Jordan Valley Medical Center
2nd floor, classroom 2
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088


Thursday, July 20
7:00-8:30 PM
 Group Support Meeting
Pregnancy After Loss (PAL)
with Jacquelene and Nancy
Mountain Point Medical Center
Room "Mountain Summit 2"
3000 North Triumph Blvd., Lehi UT 84043
(this meeting is "open to everyone", however, please note that it is primarily geared towards parents expecting or preparing for a baby after loss)


Tuesday, July 25
7:30-9:00 PM
Group Support Meeting
"Challenges in Grief"
with Carma and Ashley
Jordan Valley Medical Center
2nd floor, classroom 2
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088




A Look Ahead at other Workshops



Tuesday, August 8
7:00-9:00 PM
Children's Grief Workshop
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Parents are invited to bring children ages 2-18 RSVP required
(limited to 20 children)
Interactive activities and refreshments will be provided

Wednesday, August 16

7:00-9:00 PM
Couple's Grief Workshop
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Open to ALL - companions encouraged but not required
Refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP to hold your spot

Tuesday, September 5
7:00-9:00 PM
Grandparents Grief Workshop
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Please invite ALL Grandparents to join us!
Craft supplies and refreshments will be provided
RSVP required to hold your spot


ALL Workshops are held at:
Jordan Valley Medical Center
2nd floor, classroom 2
3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Please join us for our June events:

June 14  Group Support Meeting at West Jordan Library 7-8:30 PM-Room A, at 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, UT 84088

June 15  Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) Group Support Meeting at Mountain Point Medical Center 7-8:30 PM-3000 North Triumph Blvd, Lehi, UT 84043-in Mountain Summit 2 room

June 20 Father's Feel Too Workshop with Dr. Jake Andreason at Jordan Valley Medical Center 7-9 PM (RSVP not required, partner's attendance encouraged, but not required)-Classroom 2, second floor, 3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

June 24  Angel Sew Night sewing Teeny Tears diapers in honor of Isabelle Hatch's 13th Birthday 6-9 PM, hosted by Claudie Hatch in Eagle Mountain, Utah (please email us for address)

June 27 Group Support Meeting at Jordan Valley Medical Center 7:30-9 PM-Classroom 2, second floor, 3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Happy Mother's Day

May 7, 2017 is Bereaved Mother's Day

International Bereaved Mother's Day, also known as
"International Babylost Mother's Day",
has been observed the first Sunday of May since 2010.

We encourage you to learn more about Bereaved Mother's Day and the campaign behind it here:  CarlyMarieProjectHeal

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May 9, 2017
9:40 AM


Our own Jaymie Maines will be interviewed, along with newly bereaved parents
Joe and Candace (sharing their story about their stillborn son, Arthur),
on a local radio station 97.1 ZHT.
 

http://971zht.iheart.com/onair/frankie-and-jess-47102/

Please listen in and share with our communities that Share Parents of Utah is here to support grieving families all along the Wasatch Front/Central Utah.

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If you were unable to join us at our April 25 meeting, please come on May 10 to our support meeting "Nurturing Self" to write a special note to a mother experiencing the death of their baby - What do you wish someone had said to you at the time of your loss?  Help us help others - we will deliver these notes as we conduct hospital support visits.

In addition, you are invited to make a beautiful charm bracelet of your own to take home.  Each mother will be able to create a bracelet with one charm at No Charge~additional charms may be available first-come, first-served, for a small donation.  We have plenty of bracelets and charms for all you amazing mommy's!

Ideas for Bereaved Mother's Day:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/258816309808246992/

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May 16, 2017

Please join us at WingNutz in Draper 121 East 12300 South, 

for a very special Paint Nite!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Share Parents of Utah.
We want to thank Tiffany Lindstrom for hosting and putting this event together!

We anticipate this event to sell out so reserve your spot TODAY!  Only 35 seats available!

https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1181820




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1977-2017


5.20.2017 Angel Ball
Click here for more info.



Saturday, April 1, 2017

From Small Beginnings

We are Expanding!
 
Share Parents of Utah is currently expanding support to Central Utah, comprising Sanpete, Sevier, Juab, Emery, Carbon, and Millard counties, an additional 19,000 square miles. These hospitals currently have little to no volunteer bereavement support. This is a great opportunity to serve!  Please contact us if you would like to volunteer in these areas.
My Sister's Legacy
By: Sister Jamesine Sister of Jane Marie Lamb OSF, Foundress of Share
I am a blood sister of Sister Jane Marie Lamb, founder of Share. I am amazed at the enormous gift my little sister has given to our world. We were a large family growing up on a farm in Missouri. Our early education was in a small school with one room that held all eight grades together with one person teaching.
Sister Jane Marie knew from an early age that God was calling her to become a religious sister. What she did not know was that she would become a nurse; she thought she might be given housekeeping responsibilities. She has always been a loving and compassionate person, so nursing provided a great opportunity for her to share those gifts in her ministry. She quickly recognized the joy of reaching out to the sick and poor of our world, and she especially liked working with parents and children.
Back in the 70’s, she was approached by some parents telling her she had to do something to help them with their grief after losing their baby. This touched her deeply, and she responded immediately by listening and comforting in her compassionate way. She knew she had to do more.
In 1977, she was transferred to St. John’s Hospital in Spring eld, Illinois to minister in Pastoral Care. The hospital administrator provided an o ice for her with in kind supplies for her to organize the Share support system. She did most of it alone with the help of a couple of friends and some bereaved parents volunteering to assist. At the same time, she began sharing her insights and experience with medical and other professionals who cared for grieving parents, but knew very little or nothing about meeting their needs.
Sister Jane Marie began providing education on perinatal loss and bereavement to hospitals, seminaries, nursing schools and universities in the area. She was not timid in approaching those who could be of help in all aspects involving the death of an infant such as undertakers, teaching them to provide burial with dignity.
Sometime later, Ann Landers published a column about Share's helpful services. The response was so overwhelming that more help was needed and a secretary was employed to help with communications and outreach.
Sister Jane Marie put her whole heartandsoulintoherministry with grieving parents and others. Many of the wonderful, loving services presently available around perinatal losses today were initiated by her. She loved listening to and comforting grieving parents.
As the foundation grew around this country and internationally, the administration and fund raising demands also grew, so that she had little time for direct relating to grieving parents. She knew it was the time to pass this responsibility to another caring, compassionate and capable person.
In December of 2004, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She lived for two months. During those days, she spent most of her time speaking with family and friends near and far away to tell them good-bye. This was a peaceful time for her with total acceptance that God was calling her home. Members of our religious community have noted; “She showed us how to die.”

-National Share March 2017 Magazine
1977-2017

5.20.2017 Angel Ball

Click here for more info.
Please Join us for our Monthly support meetings!
More information can be found on our website.
 
April 12, 2017
Ways to Put Effort Into Your Healing
w/Melannie & Jacquelene
South Jordan Library
7-8:30 PM

April 25, 2017
Nurturing Self
w/Carma, Melannie & Jaymie
*Special Mother's Day activity/craft
Jordan Valley Hospital
7:30-9 PM