Jefferson Health Honored at Three Little Birds “Wave of Light” Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Event

October 18, 2021

Jefferson Health was honored at Friday night’s “Wave of Light” event held at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ. The event was sponsored by Three Little Birds, a nonprofit organization that provides pregnancy and infant loss support. Jefferson Washington Township Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia were presented with two CuddleCots, for use in their hospitals to support parents who have experienced infant loss. The CuddleCots were provided through the fundraising efforts of Elmer, NJ, couple Quinn Labriola and Steve Wdzieczkowski, who lost their full-term baby, Cash, in September 2020. The two wanted to make the donation in memory of their late son to help other couples who have experienced a similar loss. In addition to the CuddleCots, Jefferson Health was presented with Three Little Birds Bereavement Training for 12 staff members in both New Jersey and Philadelphia. The “Wave of Light” event – which included a candle lighting ceremony in honor of lost infants – drew dozens of participants who could also learn more about support services in the community.

Shown at the presentation are, from left: Three Little Birds Co-Founder Kristen Samuelson; Steve Wdzieczkowski, Quinn Labriola; Kenneth Covone, DO, Chief of OB/GYN services, Jefferson Health – NJ; Joanne Sabatini, Jefferson Health – NJ Director of Leadership Giving & Donor Relations; and Three Little Birds Co-Founder Desiree Miller.