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About Us

Twenty-two years ago, families and parents in the Seward community recognized the lack of support for grieving parents. The Heartfelt mission is to provide a circle of support and hope as we remember and celebrate the lives of our children.

Our Story

After tragic loss, grieving parents of Seward realized the lack of support for parents, like themselves, who had suffered the death of their child. Finding themselves adrift in a time of unimaginable loss, adjusting to life without their child, was emotionally overwhelming. With few avenues to turn to, they decided to band together and create their own support. Heartfelt Connections Grief Support was established in 2002.

Ten years later and a dream to create a place where children would be remembered and honored as they left this Earth too soon began to take form. Humble beginnings gave way to greater opportunities through generous donations and fundraisers. In the Spring of 2015, The Heartfelt Children’s Memorial was dedicated. Today, children from across the world are honored and remembered with loving inscriptions in a place of beauty, peace, and love.

As it has been since the beginning, Heartfelt Connections and the Heartfelt Children’s Memorial are maintained by loving parents, friends, and a Board of Directors.

Our Vision

Through our Heartfelt community of support, For Healing resources, and the Children's Memorial, we envision hurting hearts feeling a little lighter in the Seward area and beyond.


Board of Directors


Diane Krieser


Jaclyn Grife


Chris McNulty


Cindy Herrold


Casey Sova

Charlie Meinberg


Jana Hughes

Jay Babb


Linda Sackschewsky

Lynn Brumm


Sandy Wright

The Board of Directors meets quarterly to discuss and agree on strategic updates, changes, and improvements.

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