M.E.N.D. Southwest Missouri Leadership Team
Kathryn Gold - Chapter Director
Fifteen months after our daughter, Emily, was born we found out we were expecting. At our first appointment, the ultrasound showed the baby’s heartbeat was low. On August 12, 2008, CJ was miscarried at six weeks. Eight months later we were once again expecting. Everything was fine at 8 weeks, but on July 14, 2009, our 10-week appointment, we found out there was no heartbeat. We were unable to get pregnant after a year of trying. We have three children but only have the privilege of raising one.
I have been honored to serve as an assistant in the M.E.N.D. – Southwest Missouri chapter since its inception in September 2009. It has been a safe place to share my grief experience and has provided me an opportunity to reach out to others experiencing the heartache of losing a baby. It has been a great privilege to serve as chapter director since May 2015.