The BabySteps Children's Fund was born out of the need of a grieving mother for comfort and her desire to raise money for children's charities.
Established September 1998 by Lesley and Randy Kalpin, it commemorates their son Spencer, who died suddenly on May 11, 1998. He was 20 months old.
Unprepared and shocked by his sudden death, the Kalpins were overcome with grief. Much to their surprise, they found it difficult to gather information, find good resource material, and locate bereavement groups dealing specifically with this kind of loss. BabySteps was formed to fill this gap, and to provide a one-stop resource tool that deals exclusively with the loss of a child.
Contact us anytime. We would love to hear your feedback, answer any questions, receive your stories, or forward your contributions to Spencer's Memorial Fund at The Hospital for Sick Children.
To send a donation to the Spencer Kalpin Memorial Fund, send a cheque (include your name and address) to:
A receipt for tax purposes will be sent through Sick Kids Hospital for all donations made to the Spencer Kalpin Memorial Fund to the address you send with your cheque.
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