The SRF welcomes another board member

The Sadie Rose Foundation is excited to welcome Karen Doss Bowman to our board of directors. We look forward to working with Karen and the insight and expertise she brings. See her bio below.

Karen Doss Bowman, from Bridgewater, Va., is a freelance writer and editor who frequently contributes to a number of local publications, including Rockingham Memorial Hospital’s HealthQuest magazine, Bloom and Bridgewater College’s Bridgewater magazine.
Prior to launching her freelance writing business in July 2005, Karen’s professional experience included 12 years as a staff writer and editor for Bridgewater College, Georgetown University and Radford University.… Read the rest

Welcome New Board Member

The Sadie Rose Foundation is excited to welcome Regina Orebaugh to our Board of Directors. She believes in the mission of the Sadie Rose Foundation and is ready, willing and able to help fulfill that mission in whatever way she can. Welcome, Regina! (See her bio below.)

Regina Orebaugh

Regina writes, “I am married to Rick Orebaugh. We have a 13-year-old daughter, Haley. We reside in Elkton, VA. I have been employed with Harrisonburg Auto Mall for 20 years. I have volunteered in the past with Rockingham County Parks and Recreation.… Read the rest

December Newsletter

Our December newsletter is filled with upcoming events like the Bereaved Parents Memorial Tree Service, the Candlelight Ceremony and a Christmas Coffee. It also includes “thank you’s” to many individuals and families, and opportunities to come together as bereaved families to remember our children together. We are here for you through the holidays and beyond, because the path of grief after losing a child should never be walked alone.… Read the rest

Annual Worldwide Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony

Each year, The Sadie Rose Foundation participates in the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelight Ceremony for families who have experienced the death of a child. This event is always held the second Sunday in December. This event is open to families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Please pass this information on to anyone you know that might benefit from this ceremony.

Date: Dec 9th

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Otterbein United Methodist Church 176 W Market Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (On the corner of West Market Street – Route 33 – and North High Street – Route 42.… Read the rest

Day 13 ~ Capture Your Grief 2012

Today’s photo subject: Signs! This sign is one of the most amazing miracles I have ever experienced. Fortunately, there was a wonderful photographer, Traci White, on hand to capture the moment. We were all set to begin our First Annual (October 15th) Remembrance Walk in Grottoes, VA, when a thunderstorm blew in. We were unsure as to whether or not the walk would actually take place when the clouds parted and a brilliant rainbow touched down between two empty infant swings in the park playground! (Ironically, as another sign?! This photo suggestion falls on the day of our Third Annual Remembrance Walk!) The second photo is during one of our Annual Memorial Picnic and Balloon Releases.… Read the rest

Day 12 ~ Capture Your Grief 2012

Today the photo suggestion is “scent.” This was the hardest suggestion for me so far. I can still smell Sadie’s skin and hair. I still smell the hospital air. I seldom go there mentally, it hurts too much. So instead, for today’s photo, I am sharing a picture that one of my Facebook friends shared on their wall. When we got pregnant with Sadie, I already had 12 healthy nieces and nephews. While I knew people here or there that had experienced child or pregnancy loss, I had no idea it could happen to me.… Read the rest

Day 9 ~ Capture Your Grief 2012

Me and Smoky

Day 9: Special Place: There is no place more peaceful to me than being in the mountains and riding horses. I feel so close to God and to Sadie when I am afforded those special moments. Nature is a sanctuary for my otherwise broken heart and busy life, the unconditional friendship of horse (and dog) a healing balm for my wounded spirit.

 … Read the rest