Voices Of The Finley Project

Every volunteer of our nonprofit can passionately tell you about what we do – our work is important – so needed and vastly underfunded in today’s medical world. We have compiled some of the voices of the Finley Project: our President, Noelle Moore; our volunteers, and most importantly, the mothers we have helped.



From The Finley Project Executive Director, Noelle Moore

“When I saw Finley take her last breath, I felt like it would be mine also. I did not want to go on. I felt like I couldn’t. Life had no meaning and things made no sense. I realized that I needed help and starting searching – I found there was a large gap between the hospital and the home and I had to do something.”

Noelle Moore | Winter Park, FL
Daughter Finley Elizabeth died in 2013

From Our Volunteers

“I am really enjoying being a Support Coordinator and Volunteer. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to turn my grief into something positive. I am forever grateful to The Finley Project.”

Julia Martin | Atlanta, GA
Son Brandon Michael died in 2000





From Our Community

“I’m a registered nurse in the obstetrics department. . . . I am a part of their Perinatal Bereavement Program as well. I’m also a bereaved mother who lost my daughter. I was looking for resources for bereaved parents online and came across your website. Your program sounds AMAZING! I wish I knew about it sooner. I definitely could have benefitted from everything you offer to bereaved parents.”


“My son only lived for 49 days. He would be turning 3 this month. He died of SIDS. Thanks for speaking up about infant loss. There is not enough public awareness.”


From Our Moms

“When life hits you hard . . . there are things that don’t come easy anymore. Mine are definitely grocery shopping & cleaning. I had to take my daughter to the doctor, so Noelle came to my house . . . while cleaners came and picked up some of my [babies’ things]! My son said, ‘Mommy! This is like Santa!’ Yes buddy! A Santa for mommy! But a BLESSING of a friend is more like it! My heart is full.”

Jenna Dail | Orlando, FL
Sons/Twins Grady & Ryder died in 2014

“My daughter would have been 7 months today. I got home from school and got the gift cards, went straight to the cemetery, and then grocery shopping. Thank you SOOO much!!! It feels great to have a stocked refrigerator! I truly appreciate all your help!”

Parecia Leigh DeGuzman | Gainseville, FL
Daughter Elin died in 2014



“I feel like a new woman! Cared and comforted, relaxed and renewed. Thank you so much, Finley!”

Nicole went to 12 counseling sessions with a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she received meal and grocery gift cards for three weeks, participated in 2 support groups, and went to massage therapy once a month for three months. Nicole is thriving and honoring Chloe by working with The Finley Project program.

Nicole Waite | Orlando, FL
Daughter Chloe died in 2014

“I love this idea! Thank you for helping me! We have been stuck on what to do for Winslow and this is so perfect!”

One of the worst things a parent ever has to do is plan their child’s funeral. The Finley Project helps with this! For Danay, The Finley Project helped generate ideas to honor her son at his Celebration of Life. The Finley Project suggested releasing lanterns.

Danay Powers | Erie, CO
Son Winslow Benjamin died in 2015