As an infertility Advocate and someone who has experienced a still birth, not many people know what to say or do nor did I know how to react. All I knew was that this was reality, it was a bump in the road to Motherhood as I felt isolated, guilt and pain.
Still Birth is a devastating life experience that hurts. After our loss we needed to reflect, acknowledge and move forward. It is easier said than done, because you never can erase an experience like this. It is something that needs to be talked about starting with breaking the silence in local communities and in Hollywood. We must not hide in the dark. Others have experienced this type of loss and we need to share our stories to allow others to heal.
The movie called Return To Zero (http://returntozerothemovie.com)is based on a true story about a couple who experienced a stillbirth. The movie features Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein, Alfred Molina, Connie Nielson, Kathy Baker, Andrea Anders and Sarah Jones. Return to Zero to me represents, a way to honor those who have lost children through still birth ~ Honor the lost Angels through this movie.
I saw a video from the Director, Sean Hannish and he spoke on how this movie is based how he and his wife lost a child. After reading more on the movie and seeing more videos I knew I had to be part of this project. Sharing stories helps know they are not alone no matter how painful the experience is.
Please help get this movie get into theaters. Hollywood is all about Reality Shows, share this piece of reality with them - Stillbirths occur one in 160 pregnancies in the US alone. Hollywood this is the "Real Reality".
Pledge to see Return To Zero on it's opening weekend? (TBD) Now, take a few moments to click on the link below and fill out the pledge form, add my name (Fran Meadows) as the local leader. Help me spread the word and get your friends to pledge to see the movie on the opening weekend too. There is no obligation to you, just sharing and spreading the word can help the cause.
It will take you a few minutes to pledge - Click to PLEDGE HERE
1st Step: Pledge to see the movie - Add my name as Local Leader
3rd Step:Spread the word, share with friends and on social media
4th Step: Get your tissues ready, sure to be a tear jerker but know that a movie like this is raising awareness on a difficult subject to speak about!
5th Step: Share and share some more!
Those that are pledging there is no obligation to see the film opening weekend. If you change your mind and don't want to see the film or something comes up - that's fine too. By pledging you are simply helping us let Hollywood know that there is interest in this film from a wider audience. It doesn't cost you anything to pledge, it will help us spread a message through this film being released in theaters!
I hope that you will join me in helping Return To Zero make it to theaters!
Click here for the the link to pledge to see Return To Zero in theaters:
Read more on the movie Return To Zero and why it is important to share this with others.
"Take all the challenges thrown at you and move forward with confidence" ~Anonymous
Honoring my Lost Angel Baby Meadows 1/22/07