Above / With memories that date back to 2010, SHARE will host its annual butterfly release event at 6PM Tuesday, June 20, in The Garden at Edward Hospital in Naperville.
SHARE will hold its annual Wings of Hope Angel Garden Blessing & Butterfly Release at 6PM Tuesday, June 20, on the campus of Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington Street. The Garden is located on the south side of the campus, near the Emergency/Outpatient Entrance.
The guest speaker for this year’s event will be Kevin Madsen, MD, a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and independent physician on the medical staff of Edward-Elmhurst Health.
SHARE, now in its 34th year, is a support group for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death. Membership in SHARE is not required to attend. The event is open to all families that have experienced a similar loss. The Garden opened in 2010 as a place that allows parents who have lost a baby to remember and celebrate their child’s life.
Features of the Garden include brick walls where parents can memorialize their baby, benches, fountain and plants that attract butterflies.
For more information, to make a donation in support of the Garden or to purchase a memorial etched brick paver or etched butterfly, visit www.eehealth.org/wings.
SHARE meets in person at Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:15-9:15PM in the Education Center, 3rd floor. There is also an online option (via Webex) on the first Tuesday of each month from 8-9:30PM. To attend the SHARE online program, e-mail Susan.Villa@EEHealth.org for the link.
Sharing HOPE Support Group
In addition, Sharing HOPE (Having Optimistic Pregnancy Expectations) is a group for anyone who has suffered a miscarriage or loss of an infant and who are now pregnant or considering becoming pregnant. The group meets in person at Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville on the second Thursday of the month, 7:15-9:15PM in the Education Center, 3rd floor. There is also an online option (via Webex) on the fourth Thursday of each month from 8-9:30PM To attend the Sharing HOPE online program, e-mail Susan.Villa@EEHealth.org for the link.
One-on-One Support Available
For individuals more comfortable receiving support one-on-one, a parent who has experienced a similar loss will call upon request. For more information about SHARE events, support groups and resources, visit www.eehealth.org/SHAREResources or call (630) 527-3263.
Story and file photos submitted by Keith Hartenberger | System Director, Media Relations & Storytelling, NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health.