It is said that there are five stages of grief that you go through when something really bad happens to you: Shock/denial Bargaining Anger Depression Acceptance In the days that followed I seemed to get past the shock/denial...Read More
Author: Frankie's Legacy
So after a very long weekend where time seemed to go at a snail’s pace I finally head up to Birmingham Women’s Hospital. It wasn’t a bad weekend considering every second felt like an eternity and my husband even made progress...Read More
So September 25th arrived and I went up to the hospital yet again with my Dad for the additional scan. We met my husband up there as he came straight from work and had to travel to London that night to do a trade show there the...Read More
Two days after I was in hospital in the middle of the night, I returned to the antenatal unit for my 20 week scan. My husband and my parents went with me for this, and my Mum even took the day off work. We were very excited...Read More
I bought some pregnancy tests from Superdrug during the day on May 16th. I’m usually as regular as clockwork, but I was now definitely 3 days late. I thought I was “out” that month as a few days before I’d had a bit of...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.