Elana Ilott

About Elana Ilott

Elana Ilott is the Communications Coordinator at Pregnancy After Loss Support. She is a public relations and nonprofit communications professional living on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Wife to Jesse and mom to Haven and Phoenix, Elana found the PALS community shortly after loosing her first son, Haven, in December 2016. Haven was born silent at 6 months gestation after a terminal diagnosis. A few months later, Elana found herself pregnant again, and her rainbow Phoenix was born in October 2017. Having lived through the before and after of child loss, Elana has been inspired by the support from and experiences of fellow loss moms and families and hopes to empower others to share their stories. Through the PALS newsletter, A Note From Your PALS, Elana hopes to encourage dialogue, foster community, and offer a place to both honour the babies we've lost and celebrate the babies we hold earth side.

A Broken and Overflowing Full Heart at Christmas

My husband and I both come from families who are really, really into Christmas. Growing up, I spent many a December at my grandparents’ home in Florida. My earliest holiday memories are of palm trees swaying with Christmas lights, and Santa hats being worn in jest on the white sandy beaches of West Palm Beach. [...]

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