Emma Louise Livingston

Our Emma

Though the pandemic has cancelled our annual trip to Columbus, we will be walking locally in the memory of our first child, Emma Louise Livingston. We'll have more details on the location of the walk on Sept. 19, 2020 for the fifth annual Lydie's Loop fundraiser.
If you can join us, great! If you don't feel comfortable coming out, please consider giving to help families avoid and endure the loss of a child.
Our Emma was stillborn on May 7, 2017.
Her death and thousands more ARE preventable. More research, awareness and education for health professionals and expectant parents can help avoid the heavy tragedy of stillbirth.
Like other anxious first parents, we filled Emma's nursery with a crib, books and stuffed animals. We didn't know if we would have a boy or girl. So we painted the room in a neutral tone.
But Emma was born without a heartbeat. She never took a breath. And, so, her brother, Benjamin uses that crib, those books, those cuddly stuffed animals.
For 2 1/2 years, he's slept beneath a shelf that holds Emma’s ashes. She's always near. And he's getting to know his big sister, whose photos fill the houses of family who had the fleeting chance to hold her, as I did, for a previous few moments.
She was our first. Less than a year separates the births of our two children. It's hard to imagine that Ben wouldn't be here if Emma was.
No parent who’s lost a child should ever struggle to answer when asked, “How many children do you have?” But that's life after loss.
We’ll continue to carry Emma in our hearts. We can’t thank our family and friends enough for sharing our pain and happiness in these past 3 years, and for filling them with joy.
-Jessica and Doug Livingston

Our Team

  • Doug Livingston Doug Livingston Team Captain $50.00
  • Geri Remsey Geri Remsey $35.00
  • Megan Morris Megan Morris $35.00
  • Melissa Morris Melissa Morris $35.00
  • Nicole Kelley Nicole Kelley $35.00
  • Jenna Mariano Jenna Mariano $35.00
  • Leane Hall Leane Hall $30.00
  • Sarah Mayhugh Sarah Mayhugh $30.00
  • Michelle Ohalloran Michelle Ohalloran $30.00
  • Keith Ohalloran Keith Ohalloran $30.00
  • Rick Remsey Rick Remsey $30.00
  • Mary Jo Pardee Mary Jo Pardee $30.00
  • Elizabeth Odvar Elizabeth Odvar $30.00
  • Jessica Livingston Jessica Livingston $30.00
  • Vickie Kriner Vickie Kriner $30.00
  • Christine Treater Christine Treater $30.00
  • Isabella Ross Isabella Ross $20.00
  • Nikolas Ross Nikolas Ross $20.00
  • Lennan Ohalloran Lennan Ohalloran $15.00
  • Benjamin Livingston Benjamin Livingston $15.00

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  • Megan Morris September 2020
  • Melissa Seaborn Beautiful Emma you are so missed! September 2020 $50.00
  • Geri Remsey September 2020 $25.00
  • Jenna Mariano September 2020 $20.00
  • Melissa Morris September 2020 $50.00
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  • Bethany Sasanecki August 2020 $100.00
  • Barbara Livingston August 2020 $100.00
  • Melissa Seaborn Beautiful Emma you are so missed! September 2020 $50.00
  • Melissa Morris September 2020 $50.00
  • Geri Remsey September 2020 $25.00
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