Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lunch with Jessica Alba

Today I attended a luncheon benefiting the OC Walk to Remember.  This organization was started by a bereaved parent after she lost her son.  The goal is to provide support to other parents, educate staff that deal with bereaved parents and raise funds for area hospitals so that they can better serve their patients.
(photo by STUART PALLEY, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER)

Each year there is a walk where funds are raised and babies are remembered.  This year it will be on October 6th at the District at Tustin Legacy.  I go every year and normally our hospital has a table where we have support materials and educational resources on our comfort care program and support groups.  I also like being to reconnect with parents that I have met through our program or at the hospital while I am at the walk.


Recently The Honest Co. has decided to partner with OC Walk to Remember.  The Honest Co. was started by Jessica Alba as she sought to find safe, organic products for her two daughters.  They have really cute diapers that are baby friendly, plus skin care products and cleaning supplies.



Jessica Alba came to the luncheon today also.  It was fun to be able to meet her and hear about her product line and her passion for safe, chemical free products.  She was quite sweet and quiet spoken.  I expected her to be loud and extroverted though she seems introverted to me.  Maybe a room full of medical people intimidated her.  I wish I could have talked with her more but so many people were trying to get her picture that I only spoke briefly with her.  


(photo by STUART PALLEY, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER)

 Click here to learn more about today's event. 

The Emcee today was Brad Stetson.  We go to the same church but hardly ever see each other on Sundays.  We seem to keep running in to each other at community events though.  He wrote a book about the experience he and his wife went through when they lost their first born son.  I have read his book, "Tender Fingerprints" and we give it to patients.


I am constantly amazed by people who can go through a life changing event, then turn around and use their pain and experience to help others.  Brad and the founder of the OC Walk to Remember, Kristyn von Rotz are such people.
Debbie


1 comment:

irishtwinsmommababybook said...

What an amazing organization to be part of....and I think you are the perfect person to help these families start the healing process.