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June 16, 2022

Welcome to Walk In Sunshine. We are so honored and humbled to be a resource that continues to see hundreds of unique visitors each month to our website. Founded in Westfield in 2018, Walk In Sunshine is a best-in-class website for grieving parents to find the resources they need, while providing ...

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The death of Christiano Ronaldo’s baby boy twin has garnered the sympathy of fans and followers around the world.  On Monday, April 18, he announced via a social media post that his newborn son had passed away. “Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some ...

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Pediatric cancer is one of the scariest diagnoses a parent can hear. While advancements in medicine have contributed to higher survival rates, pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15 (acco.org). At Walk In Sunshine, we want to build awareness of ...

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Death by suicide or overdose is a leading cause of death for women in the first year after they give birth (WebMD). Suicide is a tragic outcome of untreated postpartum depression, and pregnancy and postpartum are among high-risk time periods for developing depression and its associated ...

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Did you know that the United States is the only developed country in the world with a rising maternal mortality rate? Despite advances in medicine, maternal health remains a serious issue in the United States. Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the ...

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Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that spans far beyond Walk In Sunshine. Each year, Giving Tuesday sparks a wide array of charitable efforts, from local food drives to millions of dollars in financial donations to nonprofits worldwide. Since the holiday was established in 2012, ...

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Please join Walk In Sunshine in raising awareness this October for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. In 1988, President Ronald Regan declared October as a month to recognize the unique grief of bereaved parents, and the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness movement had begun. Over one ...

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Although nothing can replace the love and support of friends or family, sometimes you need to grieve on your own. Here, we take a look at five grief apps that may help you understand death and the emotions you’re experiencing when adapting to life after the loss of a loved one. We have even ...

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While there have been significant strides to increase car safety in the last 50 years, every year, 1.35 million people die in car accidents, and when you look at the United States, 37,000 Americans lose their lives every year. Far more unfortunate is the case of children who lose their lives in ...

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Many who are grieving find support through the stories of others who have experienced a similar loss, and for parents who lose a child, hearing these stories can be very cathartic. Overall, podcasts are an easy and popular accessible resource that provides grievers with more diverse options for ...

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The search for a quality addiction treatment program or facility can be overwhelming and often difficult to find. It can be confusing to navigate all the options an addiction treatment center can offer. Doing your homework is important in setting the course for your child’s sobriety and ...

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For parents who have lost a child, the holidays are one of the most difficult times of the year. Starting with Halloween and continuing through New Year's, parents can face never ending scenes of what a family should look like, and what their family was supposed to look like on social media, ...

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Giving Tuesday is less than a week away and will be here next Tuesday, Dec. 1. We know it has been a difficult year for everyone, and we are grateful for all your kind words, time spent on our website, and for anyone who has donated financially since we were founded 2+ years ago.   Established ...

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Walk In Sunshine Charity has announced a new section on its website aimed at helping families find resources who have lost a child to suicide. While providing unique online resources for families of perinatal loss continues to be a focus for Walk In Sunshine, this new section continues our ...

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Walk In Sunshine Charity has announced a new section on its website aimed at helping families find resources to help with youth drug addiction and for families who have lost a child to addiction. Providing unique online resources for families of Babies and Children who leave this Earth too soon, ...

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1. What is a Rainbow Baby? A rainbow baby is a baby born after the loss of a previous baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in infancy. This term is given to these precious babies, because a rainbow typically follows a storm, giving us hope of what’s to come. 2. Who coined the term, ...

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Walk In Sunshine Charity has started a new video series highlighting experts in the field. Recently, Sherokee Ilse, a pioneer in the perinatal loss field, joined our founder, Lou Magrone for an interview about the journey to where she is now.

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About 3,500 babies in the United States die suddenly and unexpectedly each year. A thorough investigation is necessary to learn what caused these deaths. Sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation in a sleeping environment, and other ...

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Yesterday, Jan. 23 marked New Jersey Maternal Health Awareness Day. Walk In Sunshine Charity recognized this day by advocating that women from all socioeconomic levels have access to healthcare during any time during their pregnancy, delivery and aftercare. It is unfortunately far too common for ...

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Starting this past Saturday, Walk In Sunshine Charity launched their holiday fundraiser with the assistance of local Westfield retailer Bespoke by Gambert. From Dec. 7 - Dec. 14, anyone who donates more than $50 to Walk In Sunshine Charity will receive 10% off their entire purchase.  People can ...

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While Walk In Sunshine places an emphasis on assisting families who have lost children from two weeks gestation until they are 18, one part of our mission is to also keep children healthy during their infancy, so they can reach maturity and adulthood. There are nearly 4 million babies born in the ...

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Unfortunately, childhood illness is not relegated to prenatal conditions, miscarriages, and stillborn. Since Walk In Sunshine seeks to be a resource for parents, we will be starting to introduce more information about other types of childhood illness. Please know that your donations go to support ...

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As a student at Seton Hall Prep, Matthew Kimble has a lot to think about: school, family, contributing to his community, and of course, the dreaded College application process. He still carries thoughts of what would life be like if he had his twin brother, Stephen, by his side.  Tragically, the ...

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As aches and pains dominate a woman's pregnancy, it is not uncommon for many women to feel a new type of pain after delivery, postpartum depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 10 women in the United States experience depression, whereas 1 in 9 women experience postpartum ...

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NJ lawmakers started a new dialogue with New Jersey families this spring as two pieces of legislation by Tom Kean (R-21), focusing on improved maternal healthcare are quickly moving through the ranks of the state legislature. One bill has already been signed into law. “This Bill is part of a ...

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When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing to see the diversity of apps out there. There almost seems to be an app for everything. From finding a bathroom in a public space to selling old items online, there is something out there for everyone. Maternal-fetal health is of the utmost importance to ...

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Even though we as Americans enjoy many freedoms and liberties that aren’t shared by people in our world community, one place we are certainly lagging in is maternal health. According to the Save the Children’s State of the Mothers report, the United States ranks last in ranking for maternal health ...

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Walk In Sunshine Charity is excited to announce that the nonprofit will be expanding its capacity to donate $1,000 to any child who passes to all families of Union County, NJ. Established in 2018, Walk In Sunshine Charity is a resource to those who have lost a child from 20 weeks gestation to 18 ...

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Walk In Sunshine Charity is excited to announce that we have surpassed our first-year fundraising goal by over $2,000, ultimately raising 12,000 dollars in only 4 months of going public. Special Thanks to Frank Isoldi for choosing us as his annual Charity to support with his Holiday gift. His ...

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