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Our Mission

Emma's Footprints is a support community for families grieving infant and pregnancy loss, providing emotional support, compassionate guidance,and financial assistance for burial, cremation, memorialization, and counseling services.  

We are committed to a world where no family has to walk through grief alone.

Our Story

Eight months pregnant with her second child, Tracy Dailey had an uneasy feeling. She contacted her doctor who advised her to go to the hospital. There, during a sonogram, she received the horrible news ... ”There is no heartbeat.” Emma Kathryn Dailey was born into heaven May 30, 2007. While she and her husband, Bryan, are now blessed with three beautiful healthy boys, Emma is missed every day. In memory of her daughter, Tracy co-founded Emma’s Footprints with her dear friend Kristen Banocy. The Edinboro, PA. based 501c3 organization has supported hundreds of grieving families by providing emotional support, compassionate guidance, and personalized services.

Emma's story is all too common in our community and around the world. Families deal with pregnancy and infant loss every day. For some families like the Daileys, the loss of a child is medically unexplained and heart piercing. For other families, the medical reasons for the loss of a child are understood but no less painful. Emma’s Footprints mission is to surround these families with love and support. We understand that every family is different and the need will vary based on the situation.  Visit the Services Page to see how we can help.