Martin County Healthy Start Coalition Is New Home of Madison's Miracles
Martin County Healthy Start Coalition is the new home of Madison’s Miracles, a nonprofit organization that provides help and resources to families who have experienced the trauma of still birth or the death of an infant.
“We are honored to welcome Madison’s Miracles into our family of services,” said Healthy Start CEO Samantha Suffich. “Healthy Start is dedicated to supporting families in the joys of childbearing, and now we will be their resource in those heart-breaking moments of loss as well.”
Madison’s Miracles was founded by Christina and Chris Stamper after they heard the words that no parent ever wants to hear: “I’m so sorry. There’s no heartbeat.” In honor of their infant daughter Madison, they assembled a group of services in her name that includes support groups and workshops, hospital memory boxes, remembrance events, and assistance with funeral expenses and grief counseling as needed.
When the Stamper family made the decision to relocate to North Carolina, they wanted to ensure that Madison’s legacy continued.
“It is especially appropriate that we make this transition during October, which is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month,” Suffich said. “Healthy Start has already begun administration of Madison’s Miracles programs and will continue them without interruption to families in need.”
Healthy Start will also continue coordination of the annual 5K Run/Walk for Babies Gone Too Soon, a fundraiser and awareness event sponsored by Madison’s Miracles for the past five years. The 6th annual run/walk will take place on Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Memorial Park in Stuart. Event details will be available on the Healthy Start Coalition website at www.mchealthystart.org.
About Martin County Healthy Start
Martin County Healthy Start is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every baby is born healthy. It provides educational and health services to pregnant women, new mothers and their families at no cost, particularly expectant mothers who are at risk for late or no prenatal care.
Part of a statewide coalition, Healthy Start connects pregnant women and young mothers with essential services including prenatal care, home visitations by a nurse or social worker, breastfeeding support, parenting education, car seat and sleeping safety, a free diaper pantry, and access to other community partner agencies through the Betty Moore Prenatal Outreach Center. The David Cardno Father and Child Resource Center, also part of the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, helps fathers to become more involved in parenting and offers legal assistance to fathers who are separated from their children.
The programs of Martin County Healthy Start Coalition are voluntary and available to all Florida residents at no cost.
comprehensive range of no-cost educational and health services to pregnant women and their families, particularly those who are at risk for late or no prenatal care.