Amy Masorakis and her husband always wanted a family. After struggling for 10 years to get pregnant, they decided to adopt a little boy. Soon thereafter, Amy found out that she was pregnant with a girl.
Tragically at 26 weeks, Amy and her family lost their miracle baby.
This loss inspired Amy to want to help others in her situation and help them realize that they are not alone. Amy reached out to Amy Creamer, director of Catholic Health’s Perinatal Bereavement program, and together they developed something that Amy could channel her grief and energy into, creating weighted teddy bears for those who have suffered an infant loss.
Holding a teddy bear that is the weight of the lost child can bring comfort and some healing through the grieving process. Mothers who have experienced a loss at sisters hospital are offered support and counseling and a weighted bear along with other keepsakes in honor of their child.
Amy began sewing the bears a couple of years ago and continues to create the unique one-of-kind bears. Recently, a local Eagle Scouts troop was looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community and hand-made and delivered 75 weighted bears for the program.
This has been a beautiful and meaningful program for so many women that have suffered a loss and shows how caring and compassion can make others not feel so alone. If you or any anyone that you know is in need of pregnancy loss support, we encourage to reach out and/or share the contact details below.