Melissa Tioleco-Cheng

Missing GRACE Foundation

Grant Awarded: $15,000

Missing GRACE Foundation is a national organization that provides resources and support for families who have experienced pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility or adoption challenges.

Today, in the U.S. alone, over 25,000 infants die yearly, leaving whole families including their siblings in sorrow. Missing GRACE is partnering with Rise-and-Shine Studio to produce a board book to comfort young children going through the sometimes bewildering bereavement process. Called “Special Delivery,” the book is written by a mother for her daughter, a pediatrician for her patients, and by one who understands the long road of grief. The board book will be distributed free of charge.