Our Story

Our Story

Oaklyn was born on January 4, 2018, after an amazing pregnancy! What we didn't know was that Oaklyn was born with an extremely rare Hemangioma on her liver that ruptured due to the pressure of delivery. After 10 hours, many blood transfusions, her heart-stopping more times than we could count and an unsuccessful surgery, we had to make the decision to let her go live with our Lord and Savior. This was the hardest decision of our lives.

What we found after the loss of our little girl was that there was little to no support for grieving families. In years past, infant and child loss was something that was kept secret, never to be discussed or talked about. Having walked this painful journey ourselves, we discovered first hand that talking about your child and celebrating them daily mends the heart a bit. After a time, you talk about them with joy and pride, instead of pain and hurt. Our hope is that the Oaklyn Foundation can be that source of comfort for you and your family during this difficult time in your life. We have walked this path, share the same pain in our hearts daily and understand a bit of what you are going through. We are here for you and would love to help your honor and remember your sweet child.

Remember, Honor, Encourage

Check out some of the programs the Oaklyn Foundation offers to help families who have lost a child.