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Emma's Legacy


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$1,035 raised of $1,000
($885 online, $300 offline)

Help me sustain and grow Emma's legacy through this fundraising effort for Healthy Birth Day!


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Kate Safris

Emma's Legacy

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“There is in every woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” — Washington Irving, 1783‐1859

Born on March 9th, 2001, Emma Kate spent just eight days with us here on earth before the devastating heart defects she was born with took her from us. Left with gut-wrenching heartache and broken dreams, I was faced with a clear choice—live with resentment and anger or channel that sadness into something for good. At the time I had no idea what that might be, but I knew it was what would allow me to survive.

Today I invite you to join with me to sustain and extend Emma's legacy. I hope you will consider joining my team to fundraise for Healthy Birth Day, the nonprofit organization I founded along with four other Iowa moms. Our team's efforts will support our lead initiative, the Count the Kicks Campaign. Count the Kicks teaches expectant parents the importance of monitoring fetal movement during the third trimester of pregnancy, which research has shown may reduce stillbirth rates by one-third. Donations will help us continue to provide life-saving Count the Kicks educational materials at no charge to medical providers to share with expectant patients.

Thank you for your supporting Healthy Birth Day, the Count the Kicks campaign, and Emma's legacy. With your support, we can help others avoid the devastating experience of losing a child.

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