Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation - 2018 Family Story

Emilie and Mark

Family Stories

Emilie and Mark


Our beautiful five-year-old son, Finn, our beloved only child, passed away suddenly in March 2018. We were in the middle of our first IVF attempt when it happened. Finn was a bright, happy, loving little boy, and was so excited to be a big brother. Mark and I have struggled with infertility for years, and we are incredibly grateful for this grant and the beacon of hope it represents for us in our grief. Our dream now is to one day share Finn’s joy and laughter and kindness with his sibling, even though that sibling will never get to meet his amazing big brother.

Emilie and Mark are recipients of a Family Building Financial Grant and still remain hopeful that they grow their family.

When we found out that the next step was IVF, we thought our dreams were shattered

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