Michelle Valiukenas is the proud mom of her angel Sweet Pea, who she lost due to miscarriage, her angel daughter Colette Louise who she lost at nine days old, and her only living child, her rainbow baby, Elliott Miguel. Inspired by her journey with Colette, Michelle and her husband founded The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation, whose mission is to improve outcomes of pregnancy, childbirth, prematurity, and infancy and aid in the grieving process through financial assistance, education, and advocacy. Their flagship program financially assists families with high-risk and complicated pregnancies, NICU stays, and loss. The organization’s ability to help families relies on donations and grants, and they are grateful if you can donate. Michelle also participates and advocates on maternal health, maternal mortality, infant health and safety, and pregnancy complications. Michelle lives in Glenview, Illinois, with her son Elliott, husband Mark, and dog Nemo.