Meet Our 2020 Grant Winners: Kindermourn

As an organization, one of the highlights of our year was creating and running the Charlie’s Heart Foundation Grant Program for the first time ever and getting to know some of the incredible organizations who applied.  More than ever, nonprofits need our help. Many... Read More

Family Dinner

The times I miss Charlie most are seemingly the mundane moments of the day — getting dressed in the mornings, brushing teeth, dropping off, and picking up at preschool.  These were the moments that he would say something funny, make a poignant observation or ask a... Read More

I Wish for Charlie

My favorite time of day is after I drag myself out of bed, get Ellie ready for school, and hop in the car. I’m never super pleased when the alarm goes off and often wish I could press snooze for a few more hours. But the 10-minute drive between our house and... Read More

The Election

Sometimes the moments or distinct memories leading up to trauma, are those that are imprinted in your mind. It seems so unimportant compared to the pinnacle event, but still, it’s a trigger, a point where you remember your life as it was before and then the turn... Read More

Grief for Dummies: Part 2

For the first year, after Charlie’s death, Michael and I had to learn to function again. Getting out of bed, eating enough, and taking care of our family and ourselves was a struggle. It was a time when we needed all the support we could get and also when I wrote... Read More

The Real COVID Threat in Ethiopia

Just a few weeks ago, Ethiopia surpassed 70,000 cases of COVID-19 and 1,100 COVID-related deaths, according to Xinhua News. And while the virus remains a very serious threat, the real COVID threat is how COVID is affecting the local way of life in Ethiopia. The... Read More