Happy Birthday Miranda!

July 18, 2023

Video Transcript

Speakers: Kristin Belmonte. Nikki Johnson. Liana Albers. Amanda Solarsh. Mallorie Suffield. Christie Lovell. Kristi Gray. Naomi Ventour. Michelle Warwick. Amy De Simone. Diana Masulli. Lea Ann Stephens. Alex and Evie. Crystal Matthews. Dave and Karen Gerhard. Stephanie Arnold . Meghan Jolliffe. Caitlin Gaffey. Huda Altamimi. Vanita Williams. David DiPietro. Katy Imbrogno. Kayleigh Summers. Amy Carey. . Sydney Sellwood. Eryn Connors. Eryn Connors. Katie Sellwood. Emily Taylor. Emily Taylor. Lucas Sellwood

Emily Taylor: Hi, Miranda, uh, Katie. And I, uh, thought of this idea to surprise you with a couple of months ago. Um, one to just wish you a happy birthday and to, to kind of show some love from the community, especially, you know, running this foundation essentially by yourself for these last 15 years. So, um, I hope you enjoy it and hope it doesn't make you too uncomfortable.

Katie Sellwood: Hi, my Louise. Bet you're super uncomfortable right now. Just be glad you're not on this side of the camera. You are the flower that grows between thin cracks of cement. Providing hope to so many. I'm lucky to know you. I'm lucky to have this friendship with you and I can't wait to start checking things off our bucket list together. Hope you have the best birthday love you.

Eryn Connors: Happy Birthday. We love you. We love you from your love girls. Cheers to you. We were gonna be in the bathtub but we couldn't all fit. Love you, love you.

Sydney Sellwood: Happy Birthday, MS Miranda. You've been so much to me. Thank you for giving me the best summer ever. I hope you have an amazing birthday today.

Kayleigh Summers: I'm Miranda. I am sending you the biggest, biggest, biggest happy birthday. I hope you have the most amazing day. I feel so lucky and grateful to get to call you a friend. And I have no idea where my life would be right now without you. And the wonderful foundation that you've created. I've already told you this once, but I will never forget that day in August when I was standing in my laundry room to get away from the chaos of a newborn. And I talked to you for the first time and it was the first time that I felt just like seen and heard and it makes me cry every time I think about it. Um But you gave that to me and my family and your love and light that you bring into this world is so beautiful and valuable and everyone that comes across your path is just so lucky to get to know you and to be loved by you. And that's exactly how I feel. And you've inspired me to do what I do. Now, I remember not only feeling loved and taken care of by you, but I remember thinking if she can do this, if she can make something out of this awful thing that happened, then I can too. And that is that light that you bring to everyone's lives.

Emily Taylor: Hi, Miranda. I just wanted to say happy birthday. Um, I hope you have a wonderful day and I'm so excited to see you in person. Um, and I cannot believe you started this foundation 15 years ago and, uh, the impact that you've made on all these families. Um, I hope that everything you pour out, that you're getting some back. But I'm just so grateful to have you in my life and have you as, uh, a mentor, but you're amazing. I love you and I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Bye.

Amy Carey: Hello, Miranda. I'm so excited to be recording this video and just want to take this time to say how much you have meant to me and my family uh for everything you did to support us in this devastating event that took place with Ali, not having a clue what an A fe is and just being thrown into this whirlwind of so many questions and so much grief. And I just want to say how much you being there and the time that we spend on the phone and all of your words of wisdom and encouragement and compassion have meant so much. So thank you for everything you do and I wish you the best at this time. Love you. Bye.

Eryn Connors: Hey, Miranda. Happy. Happy birthday to you, sweet friend. I'm so glad that you were born. Um I'm just, I'm so grateful for you and you are such a bright light in this world. And I think, well, I know for many of us um in our darkest times and our worst times you were the light and you got us through some stuff and the hardest situation. So I, I love you. Happy. Happy birthday. I'm so blessed and grateful that you're in my life. Bye, sweet friend.

Happy birthday. I enjoyed having you here and I can't wait until next time. I hope your birthday is just as special as our friendship. See you soon.

Katy Imbrogno: Greetings from New Hampshire. Happy Birthday, Miranda. You know how much you mean to the entire Aio family? We love you guys so much. Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating you and are doing something super special. Hopefully we can get our families together soon. Love you lots.

David DiPietro: Hey, Miranda. Hope you're doing well. Happy birthday. Hope you're enjoying the west coast, eating avocados. Quino, whatever you do out there, love you take care. You're the best.

Vanita Williams: Happy Birthday, Miranda. I just wanted to send you a little message. Um You are incredibly talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely, not ever done before. Um If you don't get that reference, I will send you a message on your birthday with it. But you are such a joy and pleasure to know. And I'm so grateful that I've gotten to know you over the years that I've been able to be a part of this foundation that you have created and built and continue to grow. Um And that has saved lives and including mine and I'm gonna go before I start crying, but you are just so very, very special and you are truly one of a kind and we are all blessed to know you and I hope you have a wonderful day. I hope the train isn't too loud in the background. Um But I hope you have a wonderful day, wishing you and your family, happiness and health and everything good in the world. So take care. Happy birthday.

Huda Altamimi: Happy 15th anniversary to the A FP Foundation, Miranda. You are incredible. We love you. We, we are so grateful for all that you do and me and my daughters wanna wish you a happy birthday. Happy birthday. Happy birthday, Miranda. Happy birthday. Thank you. We love you.

Caitlin Gaffey: Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. You helping me. Happy birthday dear Miranda. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday from the gay girls in Boston Mass. We love you Miranda. We'd be lost without you. We hope you have the best birthday and I hope you're enjoying your summer. Me say bye. Happy birthday. Bye. Happy birthday, Ellie. Can you blow a kiss?

Meghan Jolliffe: Hi, Miranda. Happy birthday. I hope you have an amazing day filled with naps and pedicures and ocean views because you deserve it. You are a wonderful human being, which I'm sure, you know, but the love and light that you spread around the globe is incredible. You have helped me in all different stages of my journey and I am just so inspired by you and all of the different hats that you are able to wear and wear with a bright smile and the impact that you make on this world and for mothers and families and grieving families. And you are truly an inspiration and we love you and we hope you have the best day. Hope you get a nap. I hope nobody says anything you don't want to hear and you just have a queen's day because you deserve it.

Dave and Karen Gerhard: Happy Birthday, Miranda. We hope you have a great day. Let's sing. Happy Birthday. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Miranda. Happy birthday to you Miranda. We want you to know how much we really appreciate all you've done for us. You mean so much to us, your love and support these past 11 years has just been beyond no other. And as we navigated this journey of losing our meg, you've always been there for us and your work with the foundation is truly inspirational and incredibly important to countless moms and babies in the future. So we hope you have a great day, Miranda. We love you. Happy Happy birthday.

Crystal Matthews: Hi, Miranda. Happy, happy happiest birthday to you. I hope it's the happiest one yet. But with so many more to come and happy 15th anniversary to the foundation. I hope that you realize all the good that you have done and I hope that you can take some time and self reflect on truly all that you have given to the foundation to all of the families. But most importantly for what you've given to me for being there, for me, always taking calls and reaching out the support that you've given my family, the doctors that I work for providing me an avenue to educate and loving us and supporting us always. And I just wanted to say happy happy anniversary and happy birthday and we love you and cheers to you. It's my little turtle cup. Have a great day.

Alex and Evie: Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Miss Miranda. Happy birthday to. Yeah.

Lea Ann Stephens: Hi, Miranda. Just wanting to get on here and tell you happy birthday. You're one of the most awesome women that I know and we sure do appreciate you with everything you do in memory of our daughters and, um, as well as any other loss anyone's experienced. Hope you have a great day and we love you.

Diana Masulli: Hey, Miranda. It's Diana. I here it's your birthday. Happy birthday to my favorite spoon. You are truly an inspiration, one of my favorite people on the planet. And I hope you just have a magical, magical day and feel the love from everyone who has had a positive impact um in their lives because of you. Um I also hope you have a great Hair Day, not like this um but just happy happy birthday. Enjoy your day. You're wonderful. Love you.

Amy De Simone: Happy, happy birthday to our special sp always and forever. We're so proud of you and everything you've done over the last 15 years. And we love you. Happy birthday. Happy birthday. Auntie Miranda. Happy birthday. Happy birthday. We love you.

Michelle Warwick: Happy Birthday, Miranda. Thank you for everything you've done by starting the A Fe Foundation. Hopefully soon we can end this A fe event for everybody. Thanks so much and happy birthday. Wishing you the best year yet.

Naomi Ventour: Miranda, wishing you the best, bestest, biggest happiest birthday ever. Thank you for everything you do for the foundation. Thank you for everything you do behind the scenes. Personally, you are truly an angel sent down from heaven on earth um to help support us and I just hope you have the best day ever and I know you will, I love and I appreciate and I miss you and um let's connect soon. Lots of love. Happy birthday.

Kristi Gray: Hey Miranda. Happy Birthday. Um I hope you have an amazing day. Um You are um incredibly special to me for many reasons. I'm so grateful that after we lost Paula, um that you came to that first race and we were able to hang out at mom's and um just chat and then I think we went to a movie which was pretty awesome after first just meeting you. It was awesome and I knew that we would be kindred spirits from there. Um, but I am so grateful and I hope you have an amazing day and I'm so thankful for all the work that you do um to help women and families never have to go through what we did. So I love you. Happy Birthday.

Christie Lovell: Hey, Miranda, this is Christy Love and I just want to wish you a happy birthday and tell you thank you for all of the work you do with the A Fe foundation. And, um, I'm just so glad that, um, we've become friends even though the circumstances would not have been chosen to be in this foundation. But I am so glad that, um, you are leading this foundation and you're doing an amazing job and I'm so glad that, um, I can partner with you at any time, um, to see the work progress. And so I just hope you have a fabulous birthday and a great year ahead. Thanks again.

Mallorie Suffield: Happy Birthday. Um I just want to take a minute and let you know what an inspiration you have been to myself, um the perinatal outreach program and all the mamas and babies across the Midwest, um especially in Kansas and Missouri. Um You have demonstrated such strength and poise in everything that you do and you truly have um encouraged and powered me as an educator to do more. Um And I just can't thank you enough for all of your support. Um You deserve the world and I wish you the very happiest of birthdays um and whatever is to come in the next year, I hope it's all positive, full of lots of love. Um And sending you big hugs and big celebrations for your big day. Happy birthday.

Amanda Solarsh: Hi, I'm Miranda. It's Amanda. So I just want to wish you such a happy birthday and also a happy birthday to the A FU foundation. I just want to thank you so much for being such an incredible person that you are and for everything that you have done and built with the A FU foundation. Um I just wanna thank you for everything that you do. And I just want you to know like you are such an amazing person. And um I just remember, you know, back when I had my A fe and I was really lost and my mom, uh you know, found out about the A fe foundation and contacted you and you set up a phone call with me and I think we spoke for over an hour and I just want you to know how much that meant to me. And um I just can't believe that, you know, someone like you exists that, you know, you would take the time to do that for everyone that you touch and work with. And uh it's really amazing and incredible and it's such a rare thing to find in this world. And I know, I wouldn't be where I am today without you without everything that A FP has done for the A FP foundation had done. Um So just thank you and I hope, you know how amazing you are and thank

Liana Albers: Happy Birthday, Marian. I am so thankful for you. So thankful that you started this foundation for all of us that are just a sea of lost people. Um It means so much to me that you reached out in those early days. Um And I really don't know what I do without this foundation and the community that it surrounds and the support that everyone gives and it is magical. It is truly magical to have validation for your feelings and, and get more information about this. It's so as you know, it's so tragic and mysterious and, and to get some answers is it's, it's truly amazing what you have done.

Nikki Johnson: Happy Birthday, Miranda. I hope you have the best day. You do so much for others and I hope you feel loved and appreciated and know how much a fe survivors like myself. Look up to you.

Kristin Belmonte: Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday, Miranda, my internet friend as my kids call you. Um, clearly we've gone beyond being internet friends um with 10 plus years of knowing each other. But um I think it's funny the first time we got together uh for a family outing when my kids were like, who are we meeting? Um, you met her on the internet and you know, it was a fun beach day and I think you and Bryce and Van um packed your entire garage full of stuff for my family of six. Um, so, um but that was quite fun and I am just so grateful to have you in my life. You have been supportive um over the years and um I just, I enjoy hanging out with you and, and love when you come to Colorado to visit and vice versa. And you know, when I come to California and, and I hope you enjoy your day and I hope your family spoils you and thank you so much for being a part of my life. So happy birthday. Enjoy your day. Bye.

Stephanie Arnold : Happy Birthday, Miranda class. And I am so glad you and I met. Although under the circumstances, I understand that we both wish we didn't meet this way or need each other this way. But without you in my life and without you in many people's lives, we wouldn't be who we are and that is much stronger because we know you. Thank you for being born. Thank you for coming into this world and shedding your light on such so many dark places for being there, for families, Children and on top of that, your own family, making sure everybody is safe and sound. There's nobody better to run this organization and there's no one better in the world that I would want to lean up against and say you've got.

Lucas Sellwood: Happy Birthday, MS Miranda.

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