Footprints Pregnancy Loss & Support Initiative
"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 support in the following weeks, months, and years.
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.
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 two-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.
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 pregancy or a baby, please contact the Footprints team at email@example.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
"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
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 that 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.
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