Emma’s Footprints is a non-profit organization based in Valparaiso, Indiana compassionately dedicated to supporting families with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as families who have experienced the loss of a baby from pregnancy through infancy.


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Crystal is a Board Member at Large with Emma’s Footprints.  Crystal has a “rainbow” daughter named Gabriella, who was born a micro preemie, weighing 1 pd 11 ozs.  Gabriella spent 82 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) fighting for her life due to her mothers severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome which caused intrauterine growth restriction.  


Crystal started volunteering with Emma’s Footprints in 2015, where she helped collect items for the NICU care packages, provide support to other families who were in the NICU and beyond, and helped out at a number of events that were hosted by Emma’s Footprints.


Crystal graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Communications, a Bachelors of Science from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs with concentrations in Public Administration and Criminal Justice where she graduated with honors.