Advocates include: Arkansas Children’s Hospital; Baptist Health; CHI St. Vincent; Cornerstone Clinic for Women; Holy Sews, Inc.; Linda DeYmaz, best-selling author ofMommy, Please Don’t Cry: There Are No Tears in Heaven; Mamie’s Poppy Plates; March of Dimes; Molly Bears; Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep; Roller Funeral Homes; Share, and UAMS.
Saturday's walk will be preceded by a memorial service and a speech by author Linda DeYmaz, who wrote "Mommy, Please Don't Cry," after her daughter, Alexandra Grace, was stillborn in 1995.
Linda DeYmaz is a wife, mother and author of two books, including, Mommy, Please Don't Cry, a 2004 Retailer's Choice Nominee, an anointed resource providing hope and comfort for parents who grieve the loss of a child. The book was born from Linda's own experience resulting from the death of her daughter, Alexandra Grace DeYmaz, delivered stillborn on Easter morning, 1995. Mommy, Please Don't Cry is considered a seminal work on child loss with more than 100,000 copies sold to date. In 2001, she planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas together with her husband, Mark, and co-leads Soul Sisters (Mosaic's women's ministry). In 2006, Linda started a company, Linda DeYmaz Interiors, Inc., through which she provides professional custom, interior design services to personal and corporate clients.