Tears Foundation

Hero of Compassion & Service

Each year The TEARS Foundation would like to say thank you to professionals in our community that go above and beyond to help a bereaved family during their time of need by acknowledging them at our annual Rock & Walk. 

This year we are accepting applications for Hero's of Service (first-responders, firefighters, nurses, EMT, chaplains, and doctors) 

If you would like to nominate a hero who has an impact on your family, please fill out the attached form. Each nominee will be sent a nomination thank you letter.


I have to say that because of you and what you do for people, there are a lot of parents out there that are able to sleep just a bit easier knowing that their loved ones have a beautiful place to sleep. I know, I'm one of them. Thank you so much.

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A special thank you to our 2014 nominees
Dr. Wood, Heart Surgeon - Tacoma, WA
Wayne Furr, MD, Ob/Gyn - Lone Tree, CO
Stephanie Gonzalez, Registered Nurse - Miami, FL
Andrea Mottershead, Advanced Nurse Clinician- New Jersey 
Bernadette Kelton, Nurse, Health Educator - Branchburg, NJ
Dr. Adam Nickel, Ob/Gyn - Tacoma, Wa
Maureen Hughes-Brown, Registered Nurse Labor and Delivery - Salem, NJ
Guatham Reddy, MD - Henderson, NV 
Rose Fuller, Registered Nurse - Oliver Springs, TN
Suzanne Slayton-Milam, MD - Vancouver, WA
Laurie VanDamme, Registered Nurse - Brandon, FL
Larry and Dianne Huffman, Chaplains - University Place, 
Jennifer Germain, Midwife - Wasilla, AK
Trista Newville, MD - JBLM, WA
Susan Brower, Registered Nurse, Ithaca, NY
Jackie Oliver, Registered Nurse, Chicago, IL
Dr. Patricia Modad, Ob/Gyn - Palm Coast, FL
Lynn McMurtry, NICU Nurse - Bowling Green, MO
Amber Williamson, Registered Nurse - Colorado Springs, CO
Jennifer Jonely, RNC, OB-Perinatal Palliative Care & Loss - Boise, ID
Jessica Walsh, Registered Nurse - Anchorage, AK
Tallitah Parham, NICU Nurse - Salem, OR
Anita Philips, Nurse - Tacoma, WA