Hayes Family Bereavement Fund

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With heavy hearts we lovingly honor the memory of our son, Thelonious Sheron Hayes. Theo for short. 

8lbs 2oz

22in long

Under the most devastating and unexpected circumstances Amelia was able to still be in her power and birth in a way that spoke to her greatness and inner wisdom. We were surrounded with the support and care of Amelia’s mom, and ROOTT doulas Monique McCrystal, Christine Santos and Jessica Roach.

The depth of emotions being experienced during this time defies explanation. The sorrow is unmatched, as is the deep seeded strength and love. 

We are choosing to take some time away to process, grieve, and honor Thelonious as we begin our healing journey. 

At this time, the best way you can support us is in  creating this space. Please consider donating to The Hayes Family bereavement fund which will support travel costs including food, transportation, and lodging, as well as celebration of life services for Thelonious which will occur at a date to later be determined and shared. 

We are grateful for the incredible support of our community and loved ones. Thank you for respecting our privacy and space during this time. 


Amelia and James
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Thank you for all of the support, the calls, messages, and generous donations. Amelia and James feel lifted by their community and are humbled and grateful to have such a strong village in support during this time.

They have the deepest gratitude to all of you who have shared and donated to Theo’s memorial fund.
With your generosity, love, and support James and Amelia have been able to grieve and honor Theo’s life privately over the last two months, in ways they will share if and when they choose. Soon they will leave to travel and spend time with one another, carrying their love for Theo and his memory with them.

As they begin to slowly and intentionally integrate into their new every day life, they ask that you continue to honor their space and boundaries. James and Amelia are slowly starting to see people again so please let them reach out to you when they are ready. Allow them to tell their story and how, if, when, and where they choose. Know they will continue to speak Theo’s name. He will be honored and remembered, always.
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