Shannon Renfro joined the Star Legacy Foundation Board of Directors in 2011 and brings experience in political advocacy and lobbying as well as a grief counseling certification to better assist Star Legacy families. Shannon currently is the lead for the Star Legacy Foundation Support Line project.
Shannon lives in Coastal Virginia with her husband of 10 years, Eric, and 4 children – Jeremy, Irelynn, and Nicholas and Savannah Grace, who was stillborn at 40 weeks and 3 days on May 18, 2009. Shannon graduated from the University of San Diego in 2003 earning a BBS in Marketing with a minor in Political Science.
Since losing Savannah, Shannon has becoming involved in many different volunteer and charitable organizations, including the Junior League of Hampton Roads, 40 Days for Life, and the Eastern Virginia Perinatal Council. She has been invited to speak all over Virginia and Washington DC on her experience in losing Savannah and helps to train doctors, nurses, and chaplains how to better treat patients and families when a baby dies. She feels the best way to honor Savannah is to share her story and to do as much as possible to prevent what happened to her family from happening to others.
Shannon successfully passed legislation in her home state of Virginia – SB 1197 goes into effect on July 1, 2015. Next, she is focusing on working with her local Congressman on a federal bill which would be inclusive of all military and civilian hospitals nationwide.
Contact Shannon at: firstname.lastname@example.org