Allison is First Candle’s Grief Counselor and serves as the Family Support Manager. Allison responds to families and professionals who contact First Candle for assistance on the grief support hotline. Her role involves connecting families around the world with local and online support groups, locating Peer Contacts to mentor newly bereaved families and coordinating additional ongoing support services for the bereaved, such as the First Candle Facebook Stillbirth and SIDS/SUID support pages.
Allison is a SIDS mom who lost her firstborn son, Garrett, to SIDS on May 11, 2000. She has served in the SIDS community through the Georgia SIDS Project, the National SIDS Alliance and First Candle since 2001. Allison is both humbled and honored to play a role in guiding our families through the bereavement process. Helping parents to pay homage to their beautiful babies is one of her greatest joys. Fun Fact: Allison LOVES to play Scrabble, she could eat fruitcakes and pickled beets every day of the year and she has 15 musical laughs that her husband and 4 children love to hear.
Happy 43rd birthday Allison!!!