It is important for this foundation to serve families who have stillborns and who have experienced unrecoverable hopes and dreams for that child. We believe that while we cannot ease the heartache associated with the loss of a baby, we can help to alleviate the financial stress that follows.
When a family bears the pain of having a stillborn, the confusion is endless, the anger is unforgiving, and their arms are empty but the medical bills still arrive in the mail. The purpose of Hayden’s Helping Hands is to raise money through fundraising and sponsorships to pay for or help pay for those bills.
This financial assistance is intended to be a preemptive strike to another round of heartache over unpaid bill collection efforts.
Hayden's Helping Hands has paid the delivery bills for 38 families, 39 babies. A total of $32,472 has been paid to local hospitals for the delivery of these families' stillborn babies. This would not be possible without the generosity of these who believe in our mission and want to make a difference.
Stillbirth is the death of an infant in-utero after 20 completed gestational weeks. The majority of these deaths occur at or near full term, they are otherwise healthy babies that die shortly before or during birth. More than 20,000 babies are stillborn in the United States each year. These deaths are unpredictable, and there are no identifiable risk factors. They cut across socio-economic classes, races, religions, body types and maternal age groups. No woman or family is immune.
The delivery medical expenses for a stillbirth can cost upward of $10,000 without insurance.
Hayden's Helping Hands is solely supported by donations and sponsorships. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please mail it to the address below or the through PayPal link. If you are making a donation in memory of a stillborn baby, please include the baby's name.
Hayden's Helping Hands - Charitable Partnership Fund 501(c)3 ID: 93-1267966
Hayden's Helping Hands
PO Box 2041
Clackamas, OR 97015