Let me start by introducing myself.
My name is Bryony. I’m an Executive Assistant for a Clinical Research Group. I love my family and friends and love musical theatre and running!
I met my husband, Ben, on a flight to Australia (yep you read that right!) in September 2006…the rest as they say is history. We got married in September 2011.
Our firstborn son was devastatingly stillborn at 27 weeks gestation on 10 May 2012 after a high risk and complicated pregnancy. We then went on to suffer a missed miscarriage (mmc) on Christmas Eve that same year. Fast forward a touch to mid 2013 and I discovered running, for my mental health, to help my acute and overwhelming grief… for me. We were very lucky to have our rainbow baby – a baby after loss – in October 2015. Our shining light! Sadly we have since suffered a third loss, a third little baby gone too soon in October 2020 – a baby too poorly for life and we had to go through TFMR (Termination for medical reasons).
We had come across Tommy’s after Dylan’s death and began to learn all about the resource they provided, the support they funded and the endless research projects they ran. They are saving babies lives, reducing the numbers and helping more families bring home their very special rainbow baby (a baby born after loss).
Tommy’s, fund and conduct pioneering research into the causes and prevention of baby loss and provide expert care and information to help make pregnancy safer for everyone. If you’d like to read more, please visit them at Www.tommys.org
We have currently raised over £47,000 Tommy’s in Dylan’s memory and counting!