At 38 weeks, Jianna’s pregnancy had been a breeze. But the anticipation of having a happy baby girl turned into agonizing anger and confusion when Mackensie Owenn Wright was born sleeping on November 2, 2011.


Our inspiration: nurses with amazing compassion

In Jianna’s state of shock, strength and courage came from an amazing team of nurses at Avista Hospital. They gave Jianna and her family time with their daughter that they will cherish forever. From the nurses’ compassion, the Wishbone Foundation was born.


We believe: every hospital should have well-trained nurses

Jianna and her husband Brad found out first hand that families need well-trained nurses to deal with such a delicate and emotional situation. Every hospital should have that. Unfortunately, that is not the case. We had to change that. Learn more about the need.


Our mission: to equip nurses so they can help families in crisis

We provide training and resources to nurses and their labor and delivery teams so they can support grieving families experiencing miscarriage, stillborn and early infant death. Learn what we do.

Without proper training and resources, labor and delivery teams can’t offer the support families need. Our vision is that no family has to endure the tragic loss of a baby without the caring support of well-trained bereavement teams. Learn how you can help.


LEARN MORE ABOUT US

What We Do

We bring training to nurses and provide resources through our Wishbone Bereavement Training and the Wish List program. Learn more

Meet Our Team

We’re grateful to have a diverse team of passionate and caring leaders. Meet our Board of Directors

FAQ’s

Learn more about the Wishbone Foundation and how we help nurses help families. View FAQ’s