Light After Loss MN hoping to help more mothers in the region

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A new non-profit on the Range is hoping to help women who are dealing with pregnancy or infant loss.

It’s called Life After Loss MN.

Founder Nina Pleshe decided to form this group after her own miscarriage in 2021.

“We’ve all experienced loss in different capacities. And a big piece of what we’re doing, our mission, is to create a community of other moms and parents who’ve experienced loss,” she shared.

Molly Henke, a board member, added, “It’s not a fun way to relate to somebody. But it’s nice to know you’re not alone.”

There are support group meetings in Hibbing.

Nicole Fagerstrom, another board member, has led the way with these. “The support group is really important to me, kept me moving forward after loss. It’s easy to get stuck.”

You can share as much as you feel comfortable. Or just check out the stories online on their website.

“You feel safe in the community, sharing what you’ve gone through. Not everybody has that. It’s been therapeutic for all of us,” Talia Sandys said. She’s the fourth board member.

To help women going through the loss, they want to be able to provide care packages at doctor’s offices. Each one will include a candle and information about their non-profit.

Their first Memorial Walk is coming up on Sunday, May 21st, at 2pm at Olcott Park in Virginia.

It is free, but they encourage you to register.

Plus, you can purchase a luminary or T-shirt, to help raise money for the care packages.

Here’s their website:

Another support group meeting is coming up on May 18th as well.