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"A girl named Jimmie" Perinatal Bereavement Scholarship announcement!

Updated: May 9

Three Little Birds Co-Founders, Kristen & Brent Samuelson, are excited to announce the launch of our "A girl named Jimmie" scholarship for nursing students interested in supporting perinatal health!

The Samuelson's were thrust into the world of pregnancy and infant loss after experiencing the loss of their first born daughter, a girl named Jimmie Anne in 2014. A few months later, the Samuelson's experienced a near-fatal ectopic pregnancy. In both experiences, the medical professionals were not adequately trained in how to support the physical, emotional and spiritual toll of grief families experience which had a profound negative impact. This is what fueled the founding of our non-profit project, Three Little Birds Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, which now serves more than 100 families registered as members of our nest, in addition to the 350+ families we have served bedside or through social media since our founding in 2016.

To further the mission of Three Little Birds and to shatter the stigmas associated with loss, we are dedicated to working closely with the medical community to bridge the gap between healthcare and humanity.

But for the Samuelson's, this ultimately is a positive way for them to parent their babies from beyond the grave and be the change we wish to see in the world.

This scholarship will allow nursing students prepare to support bereavement when working in the family building community through our Perinatal Bereavement Training Program. Launched in 2022, this Program has successfully trained 10 local perinatal professionals, 11 bereavement advocates and was featured on KYW News Radio and Gloucester Township Patch!

Applications are open until May 26th at noon. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Must be a nursing or perinatal professional student in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region

  • Must be committed to learning more about becoming a perinatal bereavement advocate to expand your practice and support Three Little Birds.

  • Must be available during the summer session dates (July/August 2023).

  • $55 tax deductible materials cost applies for printed resources/materials.

Click here to apply!

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