Next Friday will be an "Elegant Evening to Remember" in more ways than one for the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network. It's holding its annual fundraising gala in Buffalo, a time to also remember infants who died. The organization helps parents deal with the tremendous grief of losing a life that never got a chance to begin.
Eliza Kingston was just two weeks before her due date when her placenta separated from her uterus, causing the Kenmore mom to lose her daughter, Bridget.
That's when the WNY Perinatal Bereavement Network stepped in. The organization provides support to grieving parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.
Dr. Mark Weissman of WNY OBGYN says his practice delivers as many as 700 babies a year, and one loss to him is too many.
Honored by the Perinatal Bereavement Network as Physician of the Year in 2012, Dr. Weissman says the group has provided him with the resources to comfort parents suffering this profound loss.
Eliza says time does help heal the pain, and eight months later, she and her husband are now awaiting the arrival of another child to join their four-year-old daughter, Lilah.
More than 200 hundred people are expected to attend the "Elegant Evening to Remember".
It's next Friday, April 26th at the Hotel @ the Lafayette in Buffalo, starting at 6 p.m. For more information on the event and for tickets, click on News Links or call 626-6363.