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Friends For Awareness


Organization Roles

Stephanie Hare:Board of Directors/Secretary/ Bereavement Basket Coordinator


Mama, Wife, Aunt, and God-fearing.  Stephanie has called Ashland, VA home for almost 20 years.  She enjoys running, getting involved in her community, and cooking for her family.  Stephanie has a Cat named Santa's Little Helper.  Along with being on the Board of Directors and our Bereavement Basket Coordinator, Stephanie has been a Graphic Artist at a small printing company in the town of Ashland for almost 18 years.  The works she does with Friends for Awareness is a passion of hers!  Compassion is truly her passion and she hopes to continue giving back to grieving parents and those in need for many years to come!

Kristina Durrett: Board of Directors/Volunteer Coordinator


Mother, wife, daughter, friend. Kristina has two beautiful children, Jacob who would be 7 years old now, and Emma who is 4. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and also her fur babies. Kristina and her husband Tommy just bought their first home together in Louisa County, VA. So she enjoys spending a lot of time in their new home. Kristina feels most relaxed listening to the waves crash on the beach. As parent that's has lost a child, it is very import for us to support each other. To let bereaved parents know that they are not alone. That's why Friends for Awareness was started. Along with being on our Board of Directors, Kristina is our Volunteer Coordinator.  Friends for Awareness is so important to her because she wants other grieving parents to if possible take comfort in knowing we are there for them. 

Tamika Shelton: Board of Directors/President/Giving Back Projects Coordinator


Wife, Mother of 3 (2 who reside in heaven), sister, aunt, and friend. Tamika enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, and watching basketball! Tamika is on our board of directors, our organizations president, and our giving back project coordinator! Friends for a Awareness is so important to Tamika because she wants other grieving parents to know that they are not alone and that there are resources available to help them throughout the grief process. Friends for Awareness is also a way for Tamika to keep sharing her son Kyrie's (who was stillborn at 29 weeks) story. Tamika's favorite quote is "a person's a person no matter how small" by Dr. Seuss. It's a reminder that no matter when your child died they were very much wanted and still loved! ❤️ 

Wanda Cornwell:Treasurer




We are always looking for volunteers!  Currently we have volunteers openings for those who are passionate about serving and supporting others.

2019-2020 Open Volunteer Positions:

*Heaven Sent Bereavement Basket Coordinator

*Volunteer Coordinator

*Giving Back Project Coordinator

*Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Walk Planners and Organizers