Short Film Directed by Kirsten Turk Nghiem
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Bob Hathaway says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 2:52 PM
Each and every one of you deserve all of the accolades that you can get. I hope that you keep up the good work for a very long time. It has been an honor to have been nominated with such a strong group of people. This truly is Bob Hathaway.
Bob Hathaway says ... on Saturday, May 22 at 2:49 PM
Shannon says ... on Friday, May 21 at 7:55 AM
Thank you to Sarah and all the helpers at The Tears Foundation for helping my family and I through a very rough time after losing our daughter. You helped us strive to find our "new normal"...thank you. Sarah you deserve this so much, all my love.
penny says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 9:49 AM
Thank you for shooting a great story. Thank you Sarah may many blessings find you.
Gladys says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 8:34 AM
A blessing from above. Thank you.
Gesine says ... on Thursday, May 20 at 1:00 AM
I lost my daughter Katherine in 2006 and have never gotten over it.I never heard of Tears before until it was in our local paper recently.I am so glad I will be able to honor Katherine on Sunday, the first walk and rock.Thank you Sarah.
Shonda says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 9:43 AM
You are amazing. What a great story.
Dana says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:02 AM
Great job! Thank you for what you do.
Tiffany T says ... on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:07 AM
I had never heard of The Tears Foundation up until Oct. 2008 when my 2 week old son passed away. Sarah Slack and the Tears Foundation is a TRUE BLESSING and I will always hold them near and dear to my heart.
Sara no H says ... on Monday, May 17 at 12:41 PM
Sarah you are my hero.
Andrea says ... on Monday, May 17 at 10:05 AM
What a great charity I hope you win.
Gerry says ... on Monday, May 17 at 10:04 AM
Love your story.
michelle ott says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 6:29 PM
i thank the tears foundation for all the help for my holiy and my jason
Vy says ... on Sunday, May 16 at 10:51 AM
It's very hard to lose someone dear to you, but to yet to lose a child makes it even more difficult. I just want to say that the TEARS foundation is one of most wonderful foundation out there.
Ray says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 9:30 PM
Lisa says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 5:30 PM
What a beautiful video--what an amazing person. Very inspiring too, to be a better person.
Thanks for sending the link. I will pass it on to my colleagues.
Faith says ... on Friday, May 14 at 5:39 PM
This foundation has helped me and my family out sooo very much with with the death of my daughter Patience Faith. I dont know what we would have done without the support from the TEARS foundation and Sarah personally.
Leanna R says ... on Friday, May 14 at 5:22 PM
I think this is a wonderful foundation. I wish this foundation was around when I lost my five angels. Sarah, keep up all the hard work and never lose your compassionate drive. You are a very special person. God bless you.
Ruth says ... on Friday, May 14 at 5:07 PM
"Weeping may endure for the night but Joy comes in the morning!!!!!".. This woman has taken her pain and done something for others...I am moved to tears!!!
Thank you.... Humility is truelly a gift and very refreshing in this day !!!!Thank You Sarah
Cindy says ... on Friday, May 14 at 1:06 PM
Thank God for the Tears Foundation...I voted for you in honor of Bennett, and to remind Sarah that her Jesse has made such a difference in this world.
Fran says ... on Friday, May 14 at 12:31 PM
What a wonderful organization, you sure have my vote. Can you put more information about your group here, how do people get involved or donate?
Paul says ... on Friday, May 14 at 10:59 AM
I first heard about TEARS on PBS, and then I heard about this contest today and knew I had to vote for you. What you do is so special, may God bless you and those you help!
Gloria says ... on Friday, May 14 at 9:24 AM
Foundations like this is what changes the world, simply wonderful.
Heather says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 5:30 PM
We are so deeply thankful to you, Sarah. You have blessed us in our darkest time; you have helped in our healing.
Daniel says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 2:04 PM
Sarah Slack is a true Champion in every sense of the word. The $5000 prize would go to help countless families in their time of need. Please support this wonderful charity, and recognize this fantastic video, with your vote of support!
Paul Kuzina says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 9:40 AM
Sarah, you are a blessing! Heidi and I, along with Holly and Matt, are looking forward to participating in the Walk & Rock. God bless you for your selfless efforts.
Douglas says ... on Thursday, May 13 at 6:51 AM
Sarah, I cannot thank you enough for providing a place and an outlet for people who find themselve in this most horendous circumstance. When I met my wife she was pregnant, sadly she lost him. Tears has been instrumental in her ongoing recovery.
Joyce says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:37 PM
Sarah and her foundation are very special. I have never met anyone who was so dedicated to a cause. She has provided so much for those who experienced a loss that many people can not even relate to. Thank you.
Sherokee says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:10 PM
Sarah, this is beautifully done! Your mission is an important one that gives peace and hope to families who feel so alone, seeking peer support and/or who find themselves unable to afford to bury or cremate their beloved child. Gratitude to you!
michelle and christopher says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:58 PM
TEARS helped us with expenses when we lost 2 month old JJ in December. They have continued to support our family with our grief and the process of accepting and coming to terms with our loss. THANK YOU TEARS
Michelle and Christopher says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:55 PM
In December when we lost JJ at almost 2 months, we were lost and distraught. TEARS has helped us with more than just funeral and cremation expenses, they have helped us with our grief and the aftermath of our tragedy.. Thank you TEARS
Kim says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:21 PM
This is a wonderul organization and I encourage everyone to help support and Sarah and everyone at this foundation. Such a moving video with amazing people/stories in it.
MD says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 3:37 PM
I think anything, that is to help another person is important and commendable. Tahnk you Jaime Mangini love you, and hope that what I can do can help get you over the hump...God Bless, and good luck.
Leli says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 3:32 PM
Beautiful piece of work, Kirsten. I can see how it would bring information about the foundation to people who don't know about it and may need it. Congratulations.
Cindy Haugland says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 8:46 AM
Beauty for ashes. Tears foundation is a beautiful response to a great loss. Your heart and passion brings freedom to heal.
Thank you for following the dream born out of the ashes. God Bless you and the work of your hands.
Leah Rogers, 6'3" says ... on Wednesday, May 12 at 8:17 AM
Wow! Sarah that video is amazing! It really touched my heart.
What this foundation is doing for families is so needed. I have wonderful, beautiful, and courageous women in my life that have little angels watching over them now.
Amanda McQuillan says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 8:08 PM
The support that the TEARS foundation has been for our family when we lost Mary was amazing. I am amazed at how wonderful this organization this is. I am excited to be helping TEARS help other families they way they helped ours. Thanks Sarah!
Jane Kuper says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 8:06 PM
That was great Sarah. Thank you for sharing.
Fred H. and Mary S. Dore Foundaiton
Grandma Shirley says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 2:16 PM
This is an amazing organization and THANK YOU for bringing the Walk & Rock to KS/MO, it was the first one outside of Washington and was a wonderful but emotional day honoring the special angels.
Gwen says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 1:31 PM
Thank you for all you are doing to help comfort and meet the needs of those who are hurting.
Auntie Kate says ... on Tuesday, May 11 at 11:12 AM
Sarah you have touched SOOO many peoples lives in so many ways. Including my best friend when she lost her little angel. Thank you for all you do!
Camilla Granasen says ... on Sunday, May 9 at 8:06 PM
Wow! Thank you for telling the story of Sarah and some of the families she has touched. It touched me deeply. Kristin, you did a beautiful job of telling the story!
Michelle Mosca, Angel Names Association says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 5:14 PM
So glad to see how well all is going, Sarah! It is wonderful to see more organizations helping bereaved families. Together, we will make a difference! You have my vote :).
Thinking of you and your family, and ALL moms this Mother's Day.
AUNT BECKY says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 4:18 PM
GREAT JOB KRISTEN. TOUCHING HUMAN IMOTION,S. GOOD LUCK XOXO
melissa m says ... on Friday, May 7 at 11:06 PM
sarah and meyzel, on this mother's day i will carry you both in my heart. you have lost so much, yet give so much. thank you for touching my life.
Joyce says ... on Friday, May 7 at 9:57 PM
What an awesome story. Thanks, Kirsten, for telling it so beautifully.
Lisa says ... on Friday, May 7 at 7:25 PM
There is not enough attention to the topic of perinatal death. Whether it's during a preganancy, at the very beginning, or shortly after the birth, there are many woman & families who have suffered alone. Thank you, Sarah.
Emily Mann says ... on Friday, May 7 at 4:17 PM
Wow Kirsten! what a lovely tribute to a special woman, Sarah Slack, and her foundation.
Carol Asfour says ... on Friday, May 7 at 12:07 PM
This work is beautiful, Kirsten. You, Sarah and TEARS are all God's hands and heart reaching out to so many hurting people. God bless all who are a part of this foundation.
John Moser says ... on Friday, May 7 at 8:40 AM
Thank you Kirsten for creating this potent message that I am sure will propel Sara and her foundation to national prominence. We have all been touched by these losses. Now it is comforting to know there is a foundation to help.
Patricia Armstrong says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 10:30 PM
The tears foundation is the best encouragement for all mothers and an asset to this world. Sara you are a blessed and committed angel. God will increase your vision beyond your beliefs.
Yvonne H. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 9:30 PM
Kirsten thanks for making this beautiful video. I had never heard of this foundation. This is a nice resource to have, especially if it does go nationwide. God bless, you and the Tears foundation.
Jon H. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 8:43 PM
Very touching, inspiring and a film worthy of praise. Thank you for helping bring about a greater awareness of SIDS and the TEARS Foundation. This film gives hope and guidance to those in need and inspires all to want to get involved and contribute.
Jillian says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 8:01 PM
Stephanie says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 6:14 PM
I cried as I watched your video. What a special group of people you are. You got my vote!
kathleen says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 6:14 PM
simply brilliant capture of a human issue simply aided by
brilliant human expression...
Cindy McCoy says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 5:51 PM
Sarah I knew you back when you started and I am so very proud of you. Keep it going you and your family are strong and I truely count you a Blessing to know and support.
Jayda Slack, age 8 says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 5:42 PM
Thank you mom for helping all these families get through having to deal with their baby dying. I love you!
Brenda says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 5:12 PM
Wow, what an amazing foundation. You have my vote! Thank you for helping these families.
Jenn says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 4:09 PM
Thank you, TEARS foundation, for all that you do. As a NICU nurse who takes families through the loss of their babies, you offer an amazing service to these families, helping to ease some of the burden. God bless you all.
Patty says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 2:06 PM
God bless you, Kirsten for providing support and most important closure for the families who have lost little angels
Rick says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 1:29 PM
Wow!! What a great story.
Sara Reed says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 1:04 PM
sniff. sniff. sniff. thank you Kirsten. Beatiful.
Ivy says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:39 PM
For Me.. I had no clue who the TEARS foundation was until our son was born 18 weeks early. They stepped in completely loving, and selfless.... Now. It's been almost a year and we are walking this year in memory of our son. Thank you again Sarah.
Salma says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 11:01 AM
God bless you for your work.
David X. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 10:41 AM
Having seen this project come together first hand, I have a new level of admiration for the film maker, my wife and best friend, Kirsten Nghiem. Kirst you have risen to the challenge of telling a hero's story with the recognition she deserves. Kudos!
Matt J says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 10:12 AM
Excellent Job Kirst!
Victoria says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 9:22 AM
Extremely well done Kirsten. The compassion with which you tell this poignant story reaches into the depths of our souls. What a testament to a wonderful work of love. Such a worthy cause. Such a touching story.Thanks for sharing it with the world.
Anne P says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 8:25 AM
Congrats on a lovely and loving production, Kirsten! This really touches the universal heart. You have my vote!!
Julie Waley says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 7:55 AM
This was beautiful! Sarah I am in awe of how God has blessed you and your foundation. You are doing a good work for the Lord and I know He is proud of you!
Alesha P. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 7:39 AM
Because of Sarah Slack and her life mission, familes now in Kansas, Missouri, and New Jersey are able to honor the life of their child by hosting The TEARS Foundation's Walk & Rock in their state! Thanks for all you do, Sarah! Please Vote!!!
Mom says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 7:25 AM
Great job Kirst! You brought to film this compassionate and productive cause. These babies are in God's everloving care, Support and love for the heart broken parents that are left behind is demonstrated in your documentary! I see a huge star rising!
deborah r says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 6:12 AM
Sarah..."for the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" Eleanor Roosevelt Thanks for following your dreams
T.J. says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 5:37 AM
Sarah and her foundation went above and beyond to help my sister Trisha after the loss of her son Davie and for that we are forever greatful. Sarah is a saint. Please give your support to Sarah and the TEARS foundation...
Noelle McCraw says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 5:18 AM
This is an awesome foundation........ It's helped 2 of our family members out...
RIP Melyssa Lynne Dow
RIP Baby Hayes
Please vote this for a great cause and foundation!
Albert Asfour says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 4:07 AM
Good job Sarah. Very touching.
Brian Feeney says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:29 AM
what an admirable foundation to be a part of! proud of Kirst and everyone's hard work..you've got our full support :-)
Bethany Ryan says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:39 PM
this foundation is a great blessing to many families in a unthinkable time of their lives. God Bless.
Sanford Slack says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:21 PM
Kirsten my gosh you did a fantastic job on this I am speechless, utterly speechless !!!!!!!!!
Hannah Latimer says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:11 PM
Kirsten this is so wonderful. Passionate and emotional. I am so happy that you chose to illuminate this subject.. It is so heartbreaking. Beautifully done.
Jo Turk says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:10 PM
The video is just so honest and full of love and compassion. I am proud of your work
Joey says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:09 PM
What a great way to use tragedy for the refreshment of others. Thank you for sharing such personal pain. God Bless all of you and the Tears Foundation.
Sanford G. Slack says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:05 PM
Sarah you are the best that anyone could ask for, Thanks for the hard work you put in to help grieving families in their time of need. You started TEARS with a car wash at a gas station and now we are almost helping 200 families a year in Wash. Luv U
Charlie Mugler says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 9:47 PM
I want to thank you Sharah for the work you do. You have help my daughter and our family with the lost of our grand baby. You do a great job and thank you for the hard work.
Sheri says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 9:40 PM
Awesome video! Love you all!!!
Sarah says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 9:37 PM
Thank you to Kirsten, the videographer, for hearing and sharing our stories with such compassion and care. The video is beautiful!
Jessica says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 9:24 PM
TEARS is truly a blessing to grieving families in the Northwest and beyond!! Sarah, thank you for the amazing work you do!!
Anita R says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 9:17 PM
Beautiful! I know that this foundation has helped our Meyzel and all of us. It is a wonderful foundation, thank you Sarah for being so thoughtful and loving of other people.
Jordan says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 9:16 PM
The loss of a parent is unfathomable enough, but that’s only second to the loss of a child. Congratulations on this excellent introductory film highlighting such a worthy cause.
Mandi says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 8:33 PM
Great foundation and support system for all the families
Kirst. D. says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 8:14 PM
BEAUTIFUL! Thank you, Kirst
Ashleigh says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:36 PM
Sounds like a really special foundation. Great job Kirst, the film looks very well done. Love Ash
Jennifer says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:28 PM
Kirsten....knowing nothing about this foundation, this documentary has touched my heart and brought awareness to a cause that is a very special one. Thank you for bringing attention to Sarah's contribution to parents who have experienced this loss.
Mycita says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 4:18 PM
The amount of healing that this TEARS foundation and Sarah Slack have been able to help families with is just incredible and special. Thank you for helping people in such a difficult time and circumstance. Blessings!
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