AMELIA KOWALISYN - FOUNDER/PRESIDENT
Amelia Kowalisyn is the mother of two sets of twins, Alex and Emma Rose (who is loving her family from up in Heaven), and Cameron and Christian. In addition to the loss of Emma at 23 days old, their family has experienced four miscarriages. Shortly after Amelia and her husband Joe lost their sweet daughter Emma, they established Emma’s Footprints. Amelia and her husband have provided countless care packages to families all over the United States as well as have donated CuddleCots to every local hospital in their area. They feel very blessed to be able to help others while honoring their daughter’s memory. Amelia also speaks openly about her experiences whenever she can to help break the silence on infant loss. Most recently Amelia was the Director of Outreach for the On Coming Alive Project and hosted as well as spoke at their bereaved parent’s workshops that took place in the Midwest. Amelia is a contributing writer to Still Standing Magazine and is a member of the Alliance of Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Facilitators of Northern Illinois as well as has been featured in the Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews Journal regarding NICU and OBYGN care for preemie and infant loss families. She was also awarded the prestigious Up and Coming Most Influential Woman award for Non-Profits in NWI last year.
Amelia feels that sharing her story and being open about the pain as well as the healing that comes in time after the loss of a child has been an important part to her journey and her mission to helping other families. She encourages families to look for the joy that can be found because of the love we have for our children and tries to find that joy in each day as she raises her three young sons.