Meet our Secretary: Becky
What can you say or do when a family member experiences an unimaginable loss? That question has crossed my mind countless times since August 4, 2018. That was the first and only day I was able to physically hold my sweet angel niece Izabelle Simard in my arms. Since then I have watched her parents grieve terribly for the loss of their first daughter, watched my parents grieve the loss of a grandchild and grieved with my husband the loss of a niece.
The first event I attended with Twinkle Star was the retreat held in June of 2019. I instantly knew that I had found a way to not only see the incredible support my sister had, but a way that I could contribute to and honour the memory of my niece, Izzy. Since then I have watched my sister Kathy and brother in-law Denis contribute countless hours to helping others who have experienced baby loss. Together, they created Izzy Bears. Kathy personalizes each bear out of love and remembrance of her daughter, Izabelle, in the hopes that it brings comfort to others who have lost.
Their work with Twinkle Star truly inspired me more than they will ever know. After a year or so of volunteering, I decided to join the board in hopes to further honour the memory of my niece Izabelle and to help others who have experienced baby loss.