Hi April -
First of all, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter, Natalie. You and your family must still be going through a difficult time since this happened so recently. I too lost our first daughter, Mary, at 24 weeks and know how tragic and emotional your journey is. It will be 6 years on August 20th but some days it feels like it was just yesterday. However, we have been truly blessed since then and we now have 2 beautiful children (Lexie - 4 ; Zachary - 2).
I apologize for the delay in my response to your post. I've been going through this new state 'chapter' section and trying to monitor the posts and make responses. I've just recently taken on the role of helping to coordinate groups who are interested in starting a 'chapter' in their state or region and wondered whether you are still interested?
In case you are interested, as coordinator you would be the key contact person and would basically organize/lead the group's activities, communicate with the members in your area, and be the liaison to myself and the national office. We currently have 15 states/regions represented.
If you are interested in doing this, I'll set up a phone call with you to get some information and to answer any questions. If we're comfortable with everything and we agree to move forward, I would send you some coordinator documents and the list of registered members in your area for you to make contact with.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Carol Hamilton, Pharm.D.
Director of Chapter Development