Forever Footprints Partners with PVHMC to Give Hope to Families Experiencing Pregnancy and Infant Loss
In late November, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC)’s
Emergency Department (ED) received its first donation from Forever Footprints,
a non-profit organization based in Chino Hills. This donation included
memory boxes and sibling support backpacks to support families through
this difficult time in their lives.
Jolene Galvez, RN, a Nurse in the Hospital’s ED, began coordinating
this donation in October after hearing about Forever Footprints. The organization
provides support, education and remembrance for families who have experienced
a pregnancy loss or infant loss. In particular, the organization donates
memory boxes to parents containing support information, a memorial blanket,
teddy bear, hat and inkpad so parents can take a footprint of the baby
home as a treasured memory. The sibling pack contains a teddy bear, special
grief support books and therapeutic coloring materials.
“Our staff is actively working to advance the care women receive
in our Emergency Department following a loss,” says Jolene Galvez,
RN. “We are thankful to Forever Footprints for this generous donation
and to have continuous support for the families in our Emergency Department
who suffer from pregnancy or infant loss.”
Approximately 10-25% of all clinically-recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage,
according to the American Pregnancy Association. There is a huge need
in hospitals, emergency rooms and doctor’s offices across the United
States to provide more support and compassion to women and families that
have suffered a devastating miscarriage or pregnancy loss.
“We at Forever Footprints are honored to be able to partner with
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s Emergency Department to
extend the arms of heartfelt love and compassion towards individuals and
families who unexpectedly lose a baby through infant loss, stillbirth,
or miscarriage,” says Sarah Delgado, LMFT, DMFT, of Forever Footprints.
To learn more about Forever Footprints, visit