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Butterfly Room dedicated in Norfolk

By Kennedy's Angel Gowns

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August 14, 2019

Bereavement room funded by Kennedy’s Angel Gowns and supported by Sentara Foundation

Kennedy’s Angel Gowns was present on August 14, 2019, for the official ceremony and dedication of the first Butterfly Room in this area at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The small ceremony was emotional yet celebratory with family, close supporters, and hospital staff present.

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Andrea West, Project Manager at Sentara, shared a story of a young man who received some closure by sitting in the room before it was even officially opened. Andrea was responsible for the oversight of the Butterfly Room and did an excellent job with all the details.

The 12-foot by 10-foot room was designed for grieving patients who experience perinatal loss at Norfolk General Hospital. In a comfortable and serene setting, parents are given the gift of time to hold, connect, and create a lasting memory with their baby.

There are approximately 25 infants that will rest for a brief time in the Butterfly Room each month at Sentara Norfolk General. You can be a helpful part of the healing journey for every family by making a contribution today to help fund the $50,000 bereavement room.

Text the code BUTTERFLY to 44-321 or visit the campaign online to donate or create a free page to help fundraise with us!

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Andrea West BSN RN MBA, Project Manager • Demitri & Heather Wilson, Founders, Kennedy’s Angel Gowns • Deborah Dougherty RNC-OB. Perinatal Bereavement RN • Megan Buchholz MSN RN. Director, Family Maternity Center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital • David Proffitt, Senior Development Consultant, Sentara Foundation
David Proffitt reads the dedication plaque on the door and the Wilson’s cut the ribbon to enter and see the Butterfly Room for the first time.

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