No one wants to lose a child. But in the tragic instance when that happens, Haven provides a community of support for parents who’ve endured that tremendous and distinct loss. The organization was founded by Jen Burgard in 2017 after she lost her son Henry just days before she was going to be induced as a way to honor her child but also ensure no other parents dealing with that kind of loss felt alone in their journey.
“We are living progressively sheltered, sterile, temperature-controlled, overfed, underchallenged, safety-netted lives.”
― Michael Easter, The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self
A draft bill before an interim committee of the North Dakota Legislature would increase infertility benefits for public employees to $50,000, with the hope the benefit later would be required for all private insurance.
“Juneteenth really hit me last year when my daughter was in kindergarten. She was at home, and I was working at home. And I would tell her to put her headset on, but she wouldn’t, so I could hear what they were teaching her,” Diomo Motuba said.