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When Laura Racanelli of Darien had a miscarriage, her mother
gave her a bracelet. Laura gave that bracelet to her long time
friend Sharon Stenger of Wilton, after Sharon had suffered a
pregnancy loss. "Giving a gift is a tangible way to acknowledge a
miscarriage", says Laura.
Each year more than 1 million women in the United States suffer a
miscarriage. But all too often, the people closest to them don't
know what to say or how to react. Laura and Sharon, who
eventually became mothers, decided to share their experience.
They created ourhopeplace.com, a website that includes tips for
surviving a miscarriage, testimonials and expert information - even
an array of gifts, including bracelets, like the one pictured above,
to offer comfort to women in need.
In the process an online support community has formed. "Some
people look silently at the website, others reach out and contact
us," Laura says. "And they all know they are not alone".