Registered nurse and perinatal bereavement specialist at the Hope After Loss Organization, Cori Salchert helps families cope with the loss of an unborn or newborn child. Already a mother of eight, Cori provides care and love to “hospice babies” with grim prognoses and little time to live. Charlie came into the Salcherts lives in October 2014, a one-year-old who suffered from an injury to his brain known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE. He wasn’t expected to live very long due to his acute injuries, yet the family showered him with love. “We invest deeply, and we ache terribly when these kids die,” Cori said, but making a difference in the quality of life of these children is truly a gift, she says.