Realizing the need for all expectant moms to better understand their pregnancies and to help them ensure a healthy delivery day, Connie co-founded Project Alive & Kicking, A foundation devoted to the expected baby (PAK). Through PAK, Connie continues to nurture the legacy of her granddaughter Roberta Rae and that of every stillborn baby by empowering all expectant moms through awareness, a proactive attitude and vigilance.
Following the stillbirth of her first granddaughter Roberta Rae on June 28, 2009, Connie became an advocate for stillbirth prevention. She first joined the Star Legacy Foundation, devoted to stillbirth research and education. Connie served on its Board, chaired its Family Advisory Council and helped create its educational program See Me, Feel Me, focusing on stillbirth awareness and prevention for all pregnant moms. She is a former member of the National Stillbirth Coalition Working Group fighting for stillbirth awareness.
Connie is a registered nurse who trained at the United Liverpool Hospitals College of Nursing, Liverpool, England. After completing her New York State licensing requirements she moved to Georgia and began studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Fascinated with Energy Medicine and Spirituality, Connie is also a Certified Pranic Healer. Over the years she has also been involved in numerous school and church organizations revolving around her family life. Connie is married to Mark and has four grown children. In June of 2010 and May of 2012, she became “Grammy” to Jacks, Roberta Rae’s little brother, and Trent Oscar, Roberta Rae’s baby cousin. A black flat-coated retriever, Ella, a yellow lab, Palmer, one long grey haired cat, Ms. Mint, and one jet black rescue cat, Dickie Lewis, are also members of her home in the Atlanta area.
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