Mom Who Turned Her Grief Into Hope for Families Who’ve Lost a Child is a Holiday Hero
A central New York mother who lost her 4 month-old son after struggling to get pregnant for nearly a decade is turning her grief into hope for other families, making her a Holiday Hero.
Jessica Alter and her husband Chris tried for 10 years to have a baby. After many surgeries and fertility treatment Jessica finally got pregnant. Lincoln was born on Thanksgiving 2017. 4 short months later he passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syrndrome (SIDS).
Jessica has funneled her grief into keeping Lincoln's memory alive with Lincoln's Angels, a non-profit foundation that helps families who've lost a child, are trying to conceive and all families in between.
The goal of Lincoln's Angels is to donate OWLET socks to as many families as possible so no one else has to suffer the loss from SIDS. The Smart Sock tracks heart and oxygen levels and even sends real-time insights to your phone.
The giving won't stop there. Jessica also wants to be able to help grieving families buy headstones for their babies. "I want to help with funeral costs. I want to help with IVF costs and resources and knowledge. I want to help. Period."
Despite being told Lincoln's Angels won't make a huge difference, Jessica is dreaming big. "This will be a nationally recognized non-profit. You will see me on Ellen, or Oprah, sharing Lincoln's story and talking about the thousands of families we have helped. If there's one thing I know, it's that we will change lives."
Help Jessica change lives and learn more at Lincolnsangels.com.
Jessica is our Holiday Heroes and she'll be getting tickets to see Blake Shelton's Friends & Heroes tour in Albany March 23rd.
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