Angela Gonzales, BSN and Founder, A Legacy of Love
The Conversing Nurse podcastOctober 25, 2023x
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Angela Gonzales, BSN and Founder, A Legacy of Love

** WARNING** During this episode, we discuss infant loss, suicide, and grief **PROCEED WITH CAUTION**
On a recent Sunday morning in October, I sat down with my long-time friend and colleague, Angela Gonzales. The month of October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and we brought awareness to this all too common and often minimized topic by remembering Angela’s son, Daniel. 

Daniel was born to Angela and her husband David on June 9th, 2010 at 32 weeks gestation and lived for just three hours, dying from polycystic kidney disease. This tragic event started Angela on a path that she never asked for but has ultimately proven to be the best healing medicine she never knew she needed. 

It was Fred Rogers who said, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" 

And that perfectly personifies Angela. She had a long history of helping families as a postpartum nurse but she took it one step further and founded her non-profit, A Legacy of Love, and began helping women weather the storm of infant loss. 

We didn’t just talk about Daniel that Sunday morning in my closet; we celebrated him. Yes, you heard me right, I said celebrated. 

Though Daniel lived just a few short hours, his legacy of love lives on in his family and in the work Angela does to ease the suffering of others who have experienced this deep loss.

In the five-minute snippet: Angela is going to need more land! For Angela's bio and bookshop, visit my website (link below).
A Legacy of Love website
ALOL Facebook Group

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