Stillbirth Awareness Star Award

I am very honored that I have been nominated for the Stillbirth Awareness Star Award by the Star Legacy Foundation in the United States. Voting stays open until May 15, 2017, and I would greatly appreciate your vote. My name “Jens Locher” appears in the third category. Thank you.

Time to Grieve

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation continues to support us in our efforts to raise awareness. They published our story about the Cuddle Cot fundraiser in their latest edition of Promise. Thank you! We very much appreciate the support we have received from the many nurses and staff at the hospital and the foundation. With Tobias’ fourth ...

Happy Third Birthday

Happy Third Birthday
Another year has passed. Another year without you and your brother Marlon. Another year of not seeing you grow and explore the world. Another year of wondering how your personality would have developed. Another year of wishing everything had just been different. Another year of having to accept that you died. Your little sister is ...

Another Year – Another Awareness Day

Another Year - Another Awareness Day
My wife and I are very grateful for the continued support we have received in raising awareness about pregnancy and infant loss from family and friends, various organizations and random strangers this year again. Our biggest thanks go to our family and close friends who keep remembering our boys with us. It means the world ...

Sleeping

I am watching my daughter Thea sleep right now. Her body ever so gently moving with every breath. The sound of her breathing soothing me. She is holding on to her little cloths she cuddles in her sleep. She is so beautiful; such a wonder every single day. Since the birth of our first child, ...

Mother’s Day 2015

Today is the fifth time that we celebrate Mother’s Day since becoming parents. It is the second time that we have a living child, our little daughter Thea. The day is no less difficult than compared to the other four years. I think we will never be able to just celebrate such a day again. ...

What Doctors don’t Learn about Death and Dying

“Why are doctors not trained to cope with mortality”? That is a question I have asked myself often over the past few years, not only with regard to doctors but any health care professional. This TED book excerpt is an excellent read What doctors don’t learn about death and dying and made me think about ...

A Child and a Tumour

I just watched this video in which Tamara Taggart from CTV News talks about her child with down syndrome and her experience of having cancer. She compares the conversations she had with medical professionals in both situations. I could totally see all those conversations happening in front of my eyes. I remembered a conversation with ...

Second Birthday

Second Birthday
It is Tobias’ second birthday today. It is hard to believe that so much time has passed. Two years of being without Tobias and missing him and his brother Marlon every day. We tell little Thea about her brothers and speak of them often, but she is too little yet to understand. Very often it ...

Raising Awareness – Breaking the Silence

Today all the work of the past few months has come together and many pieces have fallen into place. I am very excited to see that people are reacting to the stories, quotes and material I have put out in the past few days. And I am very thankful to a lot of people who ...