Literally just 3 days before my husband and I received the news that Frankie would be born with a cleft lip, we attended the wedding of my close friends Steph and Rob in Bradford. My husband is a keen photographer, so he took...Read More
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When I returned to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital yet again on September 25th, this was the fateful day that we received the devastating news that Frankie had a cleft lip and possibly palate, and that I was going to be...Read More
After the 12 week scan, things seemed to settle down a bit. I was referred to see an obstetrician on August 19th which was a precaution due to the previous miscarriages I’d had, but after having to wait for 2 hours I...Read More
Finally I’d made it to the magic 12 week mark, I couldn’t believe it! I was on cloud nine and so happy to have got to this stage at last. So on July 15th my husband and I were back up at the hospital for a check up...Read More
The moment I found out I was pregnant and had a positive test I went straight to my GP who referred me for an early scan at 6 weeks due to my history of miscarriages, even though every indication was that those miscarriages were...Read More
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Lisa Ventura – Frankie’s Mum & Founder of Frankie’s Legacy
Frankie was a small pebble dropped into the lake of life…but his ripple will be felt forever…
My blog “Frankie’s Legacy: Love, Loss Grief & Recovery” focuses on raising awareness of early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, neonatal death, cleft lip/palate and rare chromosome disorders.
My much loved and much wanted son Francesco “Frankie” Enrico Ventura was born sleeping on 29/11/2013 and had a severe cleft lip/palate, talipes and an extremely rare chromosome disorder (chromosome 15 duplication syndrome).
This blog focuses on my journey as an empty armed mother, and about how I am surviving stillbirth, celebrating Frankie and creating his lasting legacy as best I can.