Friday, August 13, 2010

Mikayla Tiani Knapp

Mikayla Tiani Knapp
Born Silently On: May 24, 2010

To Our Beautiful Little Angel,
Words cannot express all of the ways we love you and how your short time here tremendously changed our lives. My heart aches when I think of how you left us so soon, but I take comfort in knowing that we will see your beautiful face again someday. We love you, Mikayla, and we always will.

Your Mommy and Daddy

August 19th Day of Hope.

The work of Carly Marie Dudley has helped so many of us grieving parents. August 19th Day Of Hope is another way for us parents to help the parents that are currently going through what we have gone through. Though none of us wish what any of us have gone through on our worse enemies we are still there for these parents in need. Please take a moment and read Carly's blog

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The 1st Annual Walk to Remember, Los Angeles

I am very pleased to announce that we have found a home for our walk. Mark your calendars for October 9th, 2010 at Recreation Park Long Beach. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Sunday, May 30, 2010



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our first angel post. My Angel Leila Keolalani

We are pleased to announce our first angel post. Thank you Kalialani for your story of your beautiful angel Leila.

My Angel Leila Keolalani
I went into labor at 23 weeks 5 days gestation and was told my daughter would be born within 24 hours. Leila Keolalani Mohamed was born 16 weeks early on March 22, 2010 at 1 pound 7 ounces. She was the epitome of perfection. Doctors told me she probably wouldn’t survive. Before she was born they gave me two options: comfort care, meaning she would be delivered and then put in my arms so I’m able to comfort her as she passes, the other option was an emergency c-section. With any c-section there are risks, but this one in particular would pose a risk to me more than my baby. With this c-section the doctors would be doing everything in their power to save her. After talking with the doctors I decided to go with comfort care. I couldn’t bear to see my daughter suffer from my selfishness of wanting her to stay so badly. Comfort care was the doctor’s recommendation and they fully supported my decision to go through with it. After “sleeping” it off that night in the hospital I woke up feeling like my decision was not the right one for me. Who am I to say she doesn’t deserve a chance to fight? I wanted to give her that chance; if God chooses to keep her with me, then he does, but if he needs her in heaven then I will thank him for the time we were given with her regardless. I changed my mind and asked for that c-section. I had faith in my daughter.
Within minutes I was whisked away on the stretcher to the operation room. With my Mom by my side, I knew I had made the right decision. All I can remember during the operation was the moment they took her out of my belly. She whimpered like a puppy and that sound was music to my ears. My daughter was really here. She was immediately taken to the NICU to be cared for.
Each day in the NICU she seemed to be improving. We had our ups and downs but she showed so much strength for such a “petite” little girl. Nurse Kristin called her “petite” rather than tiny. She was the best nurse I ever could have asked for.
April 7th was the first day I was able to hold her. It was the most amazing feeling of my whole life. My family was finally complete. Then, just two days later on April 9, 2010 my whole world fell apart. I found out my daughter was sick the night before and was told she wouldn’t survive. She was just too premature. The doctor suggested we spend as much time with her as possible because she could be gone at any moment.
As I held her in my arms those last moments I whispered in her ear that she could go to heaven whenever she was ready. I told her that I loved her very much and that I would see her again someday. The doctors told us we would need to take her off life support, but ultimately we didn’t have to. Her heart rate descended on its own and eventually stopped as she lay in my arms. She left this world as beautiful and perfect as when she came in it.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Walk to Remember, Los Angeles wants to wish all the mother's of the world Happy Mother's Day. If you are a mother with children here with us or you children are in heaven please enjoy your day.

About your angel.

We would feel honored if you would share your store about your angel. If it is something as small as your child/children's name and your name we would feel honored to recognize your angel for you. Please feel free to email us at with your story. Thank you for the honor.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Our email is up and running.

Walk to Remember, Los Angeles is pleased to announce our new email address

Please feel free to contact us with any ideas, questions or comments you may have.

Walk to Remember, Los Angeles joins Facebook

We are please to announce we have joined the Facebook family. Facebook will be a place you can come to share stories and support for one and other. We will also post our most current news. Again thank you for supporting Walk to Remember, Los Angeles.

About Walk to Remember, Los Angeles

My name is Cassie Beserra and I am the founder of Walk to Remember, Los Angeles. I am forming this organization to provide support to individuals and families who have lost a child or loved one in pregnancy or infancy, as well as to provide hospitals with tools to help grieving individuals and families in the time of need.

If you or someone you know have suffered a loss of a child I am sorry. I know from personal experience this is one the hardest, if not the hardest, thing I have ever been through. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones as much as possible.

Our goal for Walk to Remember, Los Angeles is to organize an annual walk as well as other fund raisers to make the above a reality. We are a nonprofit organization and the proceeds from all donations received will be used to help families in their time of need.

Our Walk to Remember, Los Angeles 5k is scheduled this year for October 9th. Location to be announced. I am currently looking for volunteers, donations and any resources that could possibly help our organization.