Founder Mary Tisdale’s vision in creating Sarah’s Heart was to increase support to San Antonio area families and individuals experiencing loss through miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant death. Mary was inspired by her niece, Sarah, who was stillborn more than 30 years ago. Throughout Mary’s years in social work, she has listened to numerous stories of love and pain. “During my work in hospice, I heard women yearning to finally hold their babies as they, themselves, prepared to die.” Other parents and families spoke of lack of support as they tried to honor the life of their babies and process their grief.
Since 2012, Sarah’s Heart has hosted an annual remembrance service on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, October 15th.
In addition to the remembrance services, Sarah’s Heart now provides Comfort Boxes to nine San Antonio area hospitals (University Hospital, Methodist Main, Brooke Army Medical Center, North Central Baptist, Texas Vista Medical Center, Methodist Metropolitan, Methodist Stone Oak, Mission Trails Baptist Hospital, and St. Luke’s hospital) to support individuals and families experiencing the loss of their baby from miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.
Sarah’s Heart also offers Mother to Mother Support calls, community education and support group facilitation.
Sarah’s Heart of Sharing Heart Texas truly believes that Connections of the Heart Are Forever.