Thursday, March 5, 2009

I need some help ...

Good Morning ,
I have to share my thoughts with all of you today. As you all know, I have done so much work to get to new angel parents and offer my service of angel burial gowns. I am feeling really down, hopeless and in disbelieve... I thought I got right where I needed to go, but although all is in place I am still to receive the very first call...
I know, I have shared my thoughts with some of the angel parents privately, but here it is. This week, I had yet another chat with an angel mum telling me how she wished she have known. No one told her... it absolutely breaks my heart .I am here, I want to help. Please tell me what and where do I need to go , see , talk to , which door to knock on... for at the moment I am not having much impact on helping parents give their precious angels white angel wings ... love Dana

4 comments:

Pauline said...

Hello Dana - have you send information to all the maternity hospitals australia wide. I guess that is the first point of call. I am a member of SANDS SA and even though we can probably advertise via the newsletter this goes out to parents after the event. You somehow need to reach those who speak with the parents when they are contemplating a funeral - so to that end I suggest the social work departments of maternity hospitals and funeral directors.
you are doing a fanastic job for all those precious angels
hugs
Pauline x

Cathy K said...

Dana, don't be sad! Your heart is so big and your work so important; you will find the way. I agree with Pauline about getting in contact with the maternity wards and funeral directors. Can you make a tasteful color brochure that highlights your christening gowns but also mentions the angel gowns? It would then be appropriate to include with materials given out at birthing classes (don't know if they do that in Oz). Good luck, and hugs to you. Cathy K

Being Me said...

Oh Dana, you're doing SO much already :) Your want and your drive is commendable.

I would second the previous commenter: social work departments in maternity hospitals. All our information came from the social worker assigned our case (I don't know how this works when the baby has already passed and is born into the world sleeping), I assume all parents with angel babies in hospitals see the hospital social worker at some point before going home.

So that would be my first point of call if it were me.

Good luck! I am putting you on my blog roll today xxxx

Unique Gowns said...

Ladies, thank you for your comments :)
I have spoken to four major hospitals in Melbourne. I have posted to the contacts over 3000 booklets together with donated burial clothing ....it's been 6 weeks now - not even one phone call... social workers and grief counselling departments. One hospital has me on " do to list " over 3 weeks now... still nothing.
I have emailed 200 funeral homes all over Australia...received two replies. Candle Pines funreal home in Melbourne is one of them...
Spoke to Trudy from Teddy Love club, emailled her an article which ment to go into this months newsletter - it is 12th .... not even one call ...not a parent or a hospital nothing...
I have a link on Bonnie Babes
I have support from Stillbirth Foundation who are currently updating their website ....
Angel William's family passed on my info onto their funeral home - yesterday I have received a visit - fantastic feedback and support offered by them...right now, I feel I need a thousand ants to visit a couple of funeral homes each...