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Last month, we shared the story of Noelle Philomena Laughlin and her family as they await the birth of her sibling this spring! Noelle's parents, Alex and Jodi have founded Noelle's Light, a non-profit whose mission is to provide financial assistance to families, like theirs, whose babies are given a life-threatening fetal diagnosis.
Noelle's father, Alex remarks, “As Noelle’s parents, we do our best to carry her in our daily life through honest and often painful conversation, as well as recognize our obligation to embrace our experience with Noelle, act on it, and in turn, help others,” says Alex. “Throughout our experience with Noelle, we realized that, on top of receiving terrifying news of a fetal diagnosis, often times parents incur financial strain resulting from simply trying to make the best medical decisions for their unborn child. Medical expenses, travel expenses, lost wages – it can have a snowball effect that can make an already difficult situation completely unbearable.”
In an effort to begin the foundation of Noelle's Light, the Laughlin's have produced a survey they hope will assist them in providing financial assistance to families facing a life threatening fetal diagnosis. The purpose of this survey is to learn about your experience as parents in order for the survey owners to identify areas of need during this time. This survey is for all mothers and fathers who are dealing with or have dealt with a fetal diagnosis during pregnancy and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. All responses will remain confidential.
Three Little Birds is excited to work with and support Noelle's Light!
Kristen Samuelson, SBD, Founder & Director