Melissa Placide

My name is Melissa Placide and my husband and I lost our son, Oliver, on June 27,  2015.  He was born sleeping at 29 weeks due to severe, sudden on-set preeclampsia.  This traumatic loss changed our lives forever.  If I can offer support to another family who may have suffered a similar loss, then I want to be ready and available in the capacity of a HOPE volunteer with The MISS Foundation.  I feel as though I have the compassion, empathy, experience and heart to sit with families in their grief and help them to absorb this life-altering event and move towards their “new normal”.  This would mean so much to me, much more than I am able to put into words.