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The hardship of a mom who can no longer work since she spends every day with her premature baby in the NICU.

The hardship of a dad waking up to the crushing weight of the death of his child and not knowing how he’ll pay for the funeral.

Your donations to The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation give families financial support so they can focus on their family’s health and wellbeing.

100% of your donations go directly to help families in need.

Unexpected pregnancy complications, NICU stays, or the loss of a child puts stress and suffering on families. As these families navigate the emotional and physical toll of handling a circumstance they never thought they’d face, they are also faced with financial hardships. Thanks to generous donors who cover admin and overhead expenses, 100% of your donations go directly to help families in need.

What do your donations do?

  • You help a new mom with a preemie in the NICU pay her rent.
  • You help a family pay for the cost of the memorial and burial of their stillborn baby or baby who passed days after being born.
  • You help a mom and dad with the cost of a hotel so they can stay near their infant daughter in the NICU and not have to drive two hours one-way.
  • You help a family of five keep their electricity, water, and heat on so Mom can stay on bed rest and reach full term.
  • You help a high-risk pregnant woman be able to go to her prenatal appointments.
  • And you help a family have a working phone so they can communicate with the NICU where their child is, even when they are not there.

“Having our phone bill paid and our bank account cleared helped so much. We were not as worried about bills and could focus on our child’s needs.”
-A.E., NICU parent

“This means a lot to me. I’ll get to see my baby every day.”
-F.H., NICU parent

“It is an amazing foundation to reach out to, help from you guys is the only way I was able to put my baby to rest.”
-B.H., loss parent

Donate By Check

If you'd prefer to donate by check, please mail to:
The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation
53 W. Jackson, Suite 530
Chicago, IL 60604

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