About Us

"My wish is to not be defined by the great sadness that I feel but to be a better person because of the experience I have been given, no matter how unwelcome this experience is." - Rebekka, Founder

Hayden's family, June 2010

Hayden Ruth

At 32 weeks of gestation, Hayden was stillborn on July 6th, 2010. With the irreplaceable loss of our daughter, we decided there needed to be something good that came from this horrible outcome. Hayden's legacy has brought light to many over the last 10 years. 


Hayden's Helping Hands is a non-profit foundation who helps U.S. families in the midst of tragedy. We assist families after the birth of a stillborn baby by paying for a portion or all of their hospital delivery expenses. As the founder of this non-profit, I am determined to keep Hayden's Helping Hands mission alive through the memory of our daughter. 

Featured in Parents Magazine, November 2011