Photo and Poem
by Angela Mensing-Farley


Author Biography
I am the facilitator for the first M.I.S.S. group in Illinois. When I was just 16 years old I gave birth to a perfect but stillborn baby boy named Shawn Christopher Mensing Jr. He weighed 3 Lbs. and was 16 ½ inches long. It was a very traumatic birth because of my age and other circumstances. I now have healthy 10 and 3 year old children.

I am the facilitator of the first M.I.S.S. group in Illinois (Sandwich, IL to be exact (Don't laugh it really is a city)). I feel it is fate that brought me to the M.I.S.S. foundation. The day I signed the papers making this chapter 'official' was the 11th anniversary of my son's journey into heaven. I am here to help others and hope to touch each of their lives and make such a sad event a little more bearable because they have someone to lean on who has been there. I am full of enthusiasm and here 24 hours a day if anyone needs me. I can be contacted via e-mail at

In my spare time, I love to do photography of all types and visit the zoo regularly with my family and friends.

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