Join Andrea DiOrio and Susan Villa for a presentation regarding pregnancy and infant loss. These tragedies affect more families than we realize and possibly may have impacted your life as well. This program will provide you with the tools and resources for those who have and those who know someone who has experienced pregnancy or infant loss. In addition, we will touch on how you may support those in your life who are grieving.
Andrea DiOrio is a clarinetist by profession. Her world shattered when her first child, Gabriella Grace, died at 11 days old in 2016. She met Sue Villa in 2017 when she was pregnant with her second daughter and began attending Share Support Groups (NationalShare.org). In 2018 she was trained to be a "Sharing Support Volunteer" and continues to offer peer support to families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. Also the founder of Flutterby Hope, she donates crochet butterflies to hospitals to gift to loss families to offer hope and resources. www.FlutterbyHope.com
Susan Villa is the System Perinatal Bereavement Coordinator for Edward-Elmhurst Health. In her thirty-five years as a Labor and Delivery RN, she developed a passion for supporting those families who experienced pregnancy loss and became certified to lead a support program. Susan facilitates one of the largest pregnancy and infant loss support programs in the Western Chicagoland area.