Tears Walk 2014
The Ohana Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3), not for profit organization, founded in March 2015 by Kyle & Amy Greth.
The foundation is in honor of their son, Noah,
who died after being born prematurely.
Our goal is for every family that has lost a child to feel support from a network of other families that had similiar experiences.
The mission of the Ohana Foundation is to assist and support families that have lost a child by providing them with both financial assistance and long term emotional support.
Noah's older brother, Rory.
Noah was born on February 16th 2014, at 6 months gestation. He weighed alittle under 1 pound. He was too small for the equipment in the NICU to save his life. There is no medical reason as to why he stopped growing and no family history of diseases to blame. Although he was small, his death left a huge gaping hole in our hearts.
On the day of his funeral and burial, Noah showed us his beautiful colors. An unexpected rainbow stretched across the sky on a cold, winter day. This was Noah and God's way of letting us know he was safe. The rainbow was also a reminder of our eternal future, the one in which we get to hold our son again.
The loss of a child at any age is the most devasting loss. Our hope for the Ohana Foundation is to eliminate the stigma that baby loss is reserved for silent suffering.
The Hawaiians have a special meaning for this word that is so beautifully connected to our cause. Ohana means family. But it goes deeper than simply having a family. It means never leaving behind or forgetting someone. When no one talks about your baby, you think everyone has forgotten. The Ohana Foundation stands on the belief that together we need to talk, remember, and honor our children...because we will never forget.