31 MarSpring Rindy’s HOPE Newsletter Submission Deadline April 11th!

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The SPRING Rindy’s HOPE newsletter is being assembled as we speak!  Please send submissions to Donna at webmaster@rindyshope.org by April 11th!  Submissions such as poems, letters, song lyrics, etc. are acceptable.  We’d also love to include any personal stories of our members’ grief journey.

Thanks!

31 MarMay 17th, RETURN TO ZERO, premiere on Lifetime!

On Saturday, May 17th in the US and Canada, RETURN TO ZERO will premiere on LIFETIME! 

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“Every once in a while, a film comes along that has the power to make a difference in the lives of others. RETURN TO ZERO is that powerful and moving story that so many people around the world who have faced similar challenges can relate to,” said A+E Networks senior vp international programming and production Christian Murphy. “We felt it very important to present this moving film with such incredible performances from A-list stars as the first global premiere for Lifetime.”

CLICK HERE to learn more!

24 FebWon’t You Light a Candle to Remember Rindy?

Rindy Huebner, founding member of HOPE, died almost one year ago and we continue to miss her every single day.  Her mission to help other parents endure continues in her memory.  Rindy touched so many lives and we have been blessed to know her.

This coming Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 will be the one year anniversary of her passing.  Won’t you light a candle to remember Rindy?

As a community it would be such a loving gesture if we could all LIGHT A CANDLE and remember Rindy and her family.  Especially if we could all light the candle at the same time.  So that’s the plan…

This Wednesday, please light a candle at 7 p.m. and place the candle in a window so that Rindy will see the light and know how much we love her.  Also, please send warm thoughts and prayers to the family.  We all know how hard it is to continue on this grief journey and it is always a warm feeling to know that others are thinking of you.  If you would like to mail Dennis or Karen a card please do so c/o Dennis Huebner, 5 Liberty Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803.

If you would like, please POST A PHOTO either here at rindyshope.org or on the Rindy’s HOPE FACEBOOK page.  What a wonderful way to document this precious event.  There’s power in the love of HOPE!

Any questions, please let me know.  Thanks for all of the love and support.

Donna

 

24 JanLabor Day: A Movie Review by Andrea Meyer

A new motion picture is out in theaters called Labor Day.  One of our HOPE members, Andrea Meyer, has written the following review.  Please take a chance to go see the movie.  Thanks Andrea!

The movie stars Kate Winslett as a troubled divorced mom who is forced to take an escaped convict into her home. It is being publicized as an unlikely love story between these two lonely people. But what the ads are not mentioning is that it’s also the story about the grief of losing a child. The woman suffered several miscarriages and a stillbirth that she never recovered from and we learn that this loss might be what really forms the bond between these two. It’s not a perfect film, but it captures well the after-effects of such a tragedy.

Here’s a link to the site:

http://www.labordaymovie.com/

22 NovWhy I’m Okay with Having One Child by HOPE member, Andrea Meyer

Elle/Andrea MeyerThere are things a woman pregnant with her second child is simply not supposed to say: No, I’m not excited. No I don’t want to be pregnant. No, I don’t want this baby.

Don’t get me wrong. I love being a mother. I’m so crazy about my son, Aidan, that even my mom friends tease me about my unrestrained gushing. But I wasn’t prepared to be pregnant for the second time. In the picture my husband took of me right after I took the test, I sit hunched on the couch, my right hand covering my face as if I’m hiding from the paparazzi, the blue-and-white plastic stick in my left. So when this baby’s heart inexplicably stopped beating in the ninth month of pregnancy, it felt like payback. I was convinced on some level that she’d died because I hadn’t wanted her enough.  Read More…In Elle Magazine Onlline

18 NovHOPE Memorial Service – December 11th

Hello HOPE!  The group’s annual memorial service will be December 11th at 7:30 pm.  Please note our new meeting location at 200 Unicorn Park Drive in the first floor conference room.

If you would like to submit a poem, letter, and/or song lyric to the memorial service program, please do so by this Sunday, November 24th.  Please send all submissions to Donna at webmaster@rindyshope.org

Please also contact Donna with any questions and/or concerns.  Hope to see you all December 11th!

P.S.  The ACDK HOPE Foundation is having their annual fundraiser on November 23rd.  Please visit them on Facebook or their website.  It’s sure to be a fun night for all.

05 NovMark Huebner’s Anniversary

This coming Sunday, November 10th is Rindy and Dennis Huebner’s son, Mark’s anniversary. Soon after Mark was born still over 33 years ago, Rindy started the HOPE Group. Let’s remember Mark, Rindy and Dennis by sending a remembrance card and/or email. Both Rindy and Dennis sacrificed so much for the group. Let’s show them our appreciation and love for all that they have done.

You can send cards to Dennis Huebner, 5 Liberty Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803 or dhueb1028@aol.com

Thanks HOPE!

10 OctFilm Festival Watch! Return to Zero

Return2ZeroIt’s an exciting and nerve-wracking time here for all of us who poured our hearts and souls into RETURN TO ZERO. As most of you know we finished the film a few months ago and have been submitting to top-tier film festivals around the world.  The film stars Minnie Driver and addresses pregnancy loss.

The big early 2014 festivals we have entered are Sundance, Berlin, South by Southwest & TriBeCa. We have submitted to these world-class festivals and will be waiting impatiently to hear where we will be having our World Premiere!

Stay tuned to the RTZ Facebook page and Twitter for up-to-the-minute information.

How You Can Help!

We keep getting asked by the amazing people in our community how they can help the film.  There are 2 ways.

First, let’s keep the pledges coming! We have over 130,000 people who have pledged to see RETURN TO ZERO when it is released in theaters–and the more people who pledge, the more theaters we will be able to release the film in. The pledge links in multiple languages are HERE.

Second, marketing and promoting the film at festivals will not be cheap. It usually costs between $50,000 and $75,000 (or more!) to bring an independent film to a festival and make a big splash!

To that end, our credit offer is still available for $250 in which you can have your name or the name of a loved one in the final credits of the film. More information on that HERE.

You can also buy your RTZ T-shirts for $20 each (plus shipping)! The link to order yours is HERE.

Or you can simply donate a few dollars to the cause HERE on our website.

Every dollar will go directly toward deferring our festival costs and helping us to make RETURN TO ZERO’s World Premiere a silence-shattering event!

Return To Zero–the Book

We received over 600 submissions for the upcoming anthology “Three Minus One: Parents’ Stories of Love & Loss” from the RTZ community! Thank you to all of you for your heartfelt, passionate stories, poetry, artwork and photography.

We are going through every submission with care and will be announcing the 60 who will be included in the book in the coming weeks!

As we approach October 15th…

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day here in the U.S. and I have had the honor of attending 2 incredible Remembrance Walks this year.

The first was the Colorado Walk to Remember in Littleton, Colorado on September 28th and the second was the OC Walk to Remember in Tustin, California on October 5th. In total, over 5,000 people came together to share their stories and memories, cry and laugh together all in the names of the babies we have lost.

To the organizers of these events–THANK YOU! You have brought such healing and hope to our community.

To those of you out there who have not attended one–GO! We have a thread on our Facebook page of Remembrance Walks around the U.S. and the world. Add yours or see if there is one in your community.

And if there isn’t one in your area–START ONE! This is another amazing way of how we are BREAKING THE SILENCE TOGETHER!

As always, thank you so much for your support of the film!

Sincerely,
Sean Hanish

06 Oct3rd Annual A.C.D.K. Hope Foundation Fundraiser

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Mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 for the THIRD ANNUAL ACDK HOPE FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER!

All donations received will fund the placement of memory boxes to local hospitals in the Boston area which currently include Emerson Hospital, Winchester Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mount Auburn Hospital and Lowell General Hospital…and this list is RAPIDLY expanding as the organization gains notoriety in the area.

For more information about A.C.D.K., CLICK HERE.

 

04 OctA Fall Update

Hello HOPE!

Fall is upon us and it’s time for an update.  We hope each and every member of our group is finding time to enjoy the nice weather finding time to remember those we love.

The HOPE Group continues it’s monthly meetings.  Sadly our membership grows each month.  We are grateful that our members continue to attend our meetings to help those families in their early days/months of grief.  If you haven’t attended a meeting lately, you are always welcome back.  We meet every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30.  Meetings are held at our new location at 200 Unicorn Park Drive, 1st floor conference room, Woburn, MA.  Unicorn Park Drive is right off of Montvale Avenue close to Rte. 93.

The North Shore chapter of SHARE is holding their annual Walk to Remember this coming Sunday, October 6th.  Registration is from 1 to 2 with the service beginning soon afterward.  All families are welcome to attend.  Many HOPE members will be in attendance.  The walk will be at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.  For more information, CLICK HERE.

Our Fall Newsletter is being assembled this month.  If you would like to submit a poem, letter, song lyric, etc., please send them to Donna at webmaster@rindyshope.org by October 24th.  We hope to have the newsletter in the mail by Thanksgiving.

The annual HOPE Group Memorial Service is scheduled for December 11th at 7:30 pm.  It is being held in our regular meeting location, 200 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn MA in the 1st floor conference room.  The program submission deadline is November 22nd.  Please send your letters, poems, etc. to Donna at webmaster@rindyshope.org by the deadline to be included in the program.

That’s all the updates for now. Please contact me with any questions.

Donna