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Woman turns loss into victory for others

by Di Dinnis
May 21, 2013


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The keepsake box for parents who have lost children.

The Disco Dash

 

June 27, 2013

Soldier Field

http://discodashrace.com/

The Village People will be performing


Six years ago Annette and Ted Stenstrom lost their daughter at 16 days old. Through the healing process they realized they could help other families who lost children. They started the Disco Dash 5/10K to raise money for their foundation, the Peapod Project. The funds received during these events are used to purchase and donate keepsake memory boxes for families in need as well as resources and training for hospital staff. Annette talks about her experiences with her loss and the foundation.