This blog is a collaboration between Through the Heart staff and volunteers. By having several contributing bloggers, we can offer multiple points of view about pregnancy loss and life thereafter.
Is there a certain pregnancy loss topic you would like to see one of our bloggers address? Submit your request here!
Meet the TTH bloggers:
Karen Kelly (Alexandria, VA)
Co-Founder/President & CEO
Karen & her husband Sean lost their first child in February 2013 when they terminated for medical reasons at 20 weeks and lost their second due to miscarriage at 12 weeks in June 2015. The couple welcomed a healthy, beautiful baby boy in August 2016. After another miscarriage in July 2017, they are once again expecting a healthy baby in July 2018. Karen is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling, baking, and 90s alternative music. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, son, and 2 cats Smokey and Plinko.
Stacey Jansen (Phoenix, AZ)
Experienced first loss at 5 weeks, second loss at 9 weeks, & third loss at 6 weeks.
Amanda has suffered 5 pregnancy loss before becoming pregnant with her daughter. Her losses were at 6, 15, 10, 9, and 4 weeks.
Sarah Damron (Sterling, VA)
Sarah is a full-time freelance writer and blogger. She and her husband were married in April 2016, and were excited when they became pregnant a year later. Their daughter, Lily Grace Damron, was stillborn at 25 weeks in November 2017. Sarah and her husband enjoy spending time out of doors hiking and fishing. They also enjoy traveling. They are both very active in their local church and volunteering with various nonprofits. In her freetime, Sarah enjoys reading books from all genres, and is a complete nerd when it comes to all things Harry Potter.
Kate Ells (Laverock, PA)
Kate has experienced two pregnancy losses. Her first loss was a blighted ovum. She had no symptoms and didn’t find out she had miscarried until her first visit with the doctor at 9 weeks. Her second loss was at 5 weeks. Kate believes writing about her losses is a helpful way to heal and also a good way to help others. She currently resides in Laverock, PA with her husband Zach.
Interested in becoming a volunteer blogger? Please fill out our volunteer inquiry form and someone will be in contact to discuss current opportunities!