There are no words that can describe the feeling and pain left after unexpectedly losing your baby.
One minute you are a planning a future full of hope and promises, and in what seems like the blink of an eye, your baby is gone. That is the heartbreak that we experienced. At 24 weeks gestation, our little boy, Jake, quietly entered this world and changed us forever.
Having to face our grief, along with the medical and funeral expenses that come with it, is a burden we hope to alleviate from others facing this same tragedy. We believe every baby gone too soon should receive a proper good-bye that brings comfort to the ones they left behind.
About Our Book
There are times in your life when things do not go as planned. Losing a baby, through miscarriage, stillbirth, or shortly after birth, is one of those unfortunate realities one is never prepared to face. Regardless of which stage you lost your baby, four weeks in the womb, or four weeks outside the womb, the pain left behind is unlike anything you’ve ever felt before. Sadly, there is a stigma that says you shouldn’t mourn a life gone too soon. There is an unspoken expectation for you to just forget about it and move on.
Mother, leader, entrepreneur, and author, Tani Leeper, shares her personal journey of finding hope and healing. After suffering multiple losses, over a span of five years, she struggled trying to find peace. Tani’s journey took her from feeling broken, ashamed, and confused to being empowered to share her story. Contributing author, John Leeper, shares the Dad’s views on loss while supporting his wife in living their new normal. With the purpose of bringing comfort and hope to others, this easy to read inspirational book will bring insight into what they have come to know on the other side of loss.
Every baby should be remembered and honored, and we are dedicated to helping find hope and healing.
Jake’s Journey Foundation provides financial and emotional support to families living in our community faced with the unexpected loss of their little one through stillbirth or neonatal death.
A society that embraces a life lost in the womb and the ability for every baby to receive a proper goodbye.