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Footprints Pregnancy Loss & Support Initiative 

Blaise Hunter non-profit Footprints

"No matter if they are a dream that hasn't come true or if they left before they truly began; their footprints will forever be on our hearts."

Footprints is dedicated to bring grieving men and women together. This is a safe place to grieve, heal, share, and gather information on how to navigate through this journey. No longer do we need to feel ashamed or sit alone with our pain. We are all Mothers of Purpose and Fathers of Destiny. The mandate for Footprints is a two-part mission:

1) Improve the systems on the frontlines to ensure parents get the proper care, information, and emotional support the moment their trauma happens. This includes handing out mental health support bags. 

2) Create a world-wide support community to continue the efforts in bridging the gap with emotional and mental health in the following weeks, months, and years.

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Healing Heart-Meditation

Blaise founded this non-profit organization in 2018 after experiencing three miscarriages of her own. She felt the lack of empathy in the system and the barbaric practices that take place. Determined to heal her heart and ensure no other parent goes what she went through, Blaise became the change. She also wanted to create a safe haven for dads too. Men grieve too! Unfortunately even in the 21st century, there aren't many resources for grieving dads. Blaise created regular support group meetings which transitioned to online during the pandemic and continues today with her Facebook Group. 

Blaise partnered with her local community and the medical staff to create hand-made support bags to be given out on the frontlines and mailed all over the world free of charge. These bags include:  mental health resource tools, certificate of life, Footprints bracelet, a copy of Blaise's book Heroine, and helpful information for men and women to assist them in this process. Bags are available at the Bonnyville Medical Clinic and the Cold Lake Primary Care Network. If you are outside the Lakeland area, Blaise will mail a support bag to you free of charge.

In 2019, Blaise was able to create a standing memorial in her community for parents to honour the memory or dream of their babies. Blaise is a three-time award-winning humanitarian for her advocacy with Footprints. She fights for parent's rights as well as contends to make our angel babies count. She is changing the medical system one hospital at a time. Blaise is determined to put the care back into healthcare. Her mission is to create a ripple effect of compassion and healing all over the world starting with the community in which she abides. Everywhere she goes, the citizens are impacted by her heart. Since its inception, Footprints has won local, national, and global awards for the positive impact it is making on this world. Blaise is a certified human rights advocate from Washington, DC and is on a crusade to defend the rights of parents and the lives of their babies.

"We are not barren. We are all Mothers of Purpose.

It is time to pick up our miscarried dreams and birth change and be at peace."

If you or someone you know is going through infertility or experiencing a loss of a pregnancy or a baby, please contact the Footprints team at blaisethetrail@gmail.com and a support bag will be mailed out to you. If you are needing further support, someone from Footprints will assist you in your journey. Blaise also offers a 4 week video series to help with the emotional aspect of healing. When you feel lost in your grief, you can always go to the MAPP to find your way back to peace.

Donate $25 or more and receive a hand-made Footprints bracelet

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Blaise Hunter Footprints memorial

"The support bag from Blaise was truly beautiful. I could feel her heart throughout it. Footprints was so helpful in my grieving process. Hearing other family's miscarriage stories and knowing I had people to talk to that understood the journey is what got me through that first month after losing my baby." - Alicia

Dear Warriors,

I created this initiative because my husband and I experienced the death of our three babies and the grief that accompanied them. I took a leap of faith to create something where we could feel connected and not isolated. No longer do we need to live in shame and silence. It is time to break free and allow healing to happen. I decided to turn my pain into my purpose. This is my legacy. 

 

I invite you to join me in my quest for change. I want to see better systems in place for grieving mothers and fathers. I want to have more resources included on the frontlines. I want to encourage people who haven't experienced infertility or loss to join the Footprints community because there is strength in numbers and power in empathy. Day after day we will see change because we are the change.

Love, 

Blaise

Fertility Schmertility - MAPP Your Life To Peace

Discovering Peace Amongst the Pain

Follow along a 4 week video series that guides you through the MAPP to find peace and balance. Blaise is a peer who has endured three miscarriages and knows grief intimately. She has been certified in several support group facilitation courses to help other parents work through their emotions.

Footprints strongly supports the use of counselling during your grief journey. Are you are a mother looking for individual guidance to manage feelings of anxiety during a subsequent pregnancy? Maybe you are a couple who have been struggling to communicate ever since you lost your baby. Perhaps you are parents who would like to learn more about how to effectively support your grieving children after they've experienced the death of their baby sibling. No matter your situation, we can help get you connected to support that will get you on a path towards hope and healing. If you need any help navigating these resources, please don't hesitate to contact us for guidance and support.

 

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Heroine: Embrace Your Flaws & Own Your Awesome captured attention with readers across the country. The Canadian Book Club Awards presented by The Self Publishing Agency, is a platform based out of Vancouver, BC that celebrates Canadian writers.

 

This is the ultimate readers-choice awards for authors and readers. Book clubs from across the country vote for the best books in their chosen genre. The CBCA honours great books that are worthy of telling others about. Thought-provoking stories that prompt insightful conversations are what they look for. Blaise starts a meaningful dialogue surrounding infertility and pregnancy loss and shatters the silence barriers.

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footprints along the path

we honour their footprints

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Footprints Memorial
Footprints Memorial

Lakeshore Dr. Bonnyville

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Co-exist with the pain
Co-exist with the pain

Turn Your Pain Into Your Pearl

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Footprints is funded by a community that cares

Everyone around the world is connected to someone dealing with infertility or loss. Be a bridge builder today and partner with Blaise.

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Blaise Hunter Footprints

Together We Make Our Babies Count

In Loving Memory

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Heart

These are my footprints, so perfect and so small.
These tiny footprints, never touched the ground at all.


Not one tiny footprint, for now I have my wings.
These tiny footprints were meant for other things.


You will hear my tiny footprints, in the patter of the rain.
Gentle drops like angels tears, of joy and not from pain.


You will see my tiny footprints, in each butterflies' lazy dance.
I'll let you know I'm with you, if you give me just a chance.


You will see my tiny footprints, in the rustle of the leaves.
I will whisper names into the wind, and call each one that grieves.


Most of all, these tiny footprints, are found in mummy's heart,
'cause even though I'm gone now, we'll never truly part."

Look for me in Rainbows

Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you.

It won't be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you,
And I'll be there with you.

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The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or impose themself in any other way...   Albert Einstein

It is my destiny to serve humanity