". . . and suddenly, my life was irrevocably changed."

In 2011, three women unexpectedly became a part of the loss community. 

In 2012, they began supporting the loss community.

The legacy of Ethan, Ryan and Hayden is built within these pages.

May you find comfort and support throughout this site.

We are here for you.

In December of 2011, co-founders Stephanie Brown, Melissa Ippolito, and JennRose Stremich met at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, were their sons, Ethan, Ryan and Hayden, are buried beside each other. From that chance meeting, the three found support and strength in sharing their loss experiences. From that initial meeting, born from unimaginable grief and loss, the journey began towards fulfilling a larger need for support and understanding of this type of loss. The ladies began meeting regularly and officially founded Face 2 Face Rochester in June of 2012.  Through the support found in each other, the ladies wanted others to have someone to turn to and lean on in the face of loss. Since its inception, the Face 2 Face Rochester support group has become the face of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss in the greater Rochester community. Face 2 Face Rochester has more than 200 members and over 800 likes on Facebook. The group holds monthly support meetings, and community events throughout the year. 

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Face 2 Face Rochester

Every life, no matter how brief, forever changes the world.