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.
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.