So who is Rebecca Jane?
Rebecca Jane was born on August 7th, 1978 and died on June 3rd, 1979 – she was almost 10 months old. I was her mum, and my name is Robyn O’Connell and I want to explain why I started the Rebecca Jane Foundation in honour of my precious baby girl.
In all the tragedy that arose from Rebecca Jane’s passing, one of the most touching moments was when our parish priest came along like a beacon in the darkness and told us not to worry, the church would pay for everything to do with the funeral. It felt like I was being a gift of a million dollars and even though I have long since left the church, I have never forgotten that kindness, it has and will stay with me forever. Now, I want others to experience that feeling too. To read Rebecca Jane's story in full, please click here.
While it might have taken 39 years to happen, this is why the foundation was started. We want to help families who are experiencing financial hardship as well as going through the heartbreaking loss of a baby. If we can at least take the pressure away of being even further financially burdened.