Welcome to the Graham J. Cowan Foundation

Graham's Story

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Our why.
We created this foundation to build a legacy in Graham’s name that will have an impact for years to come. His life may have been cut short, but his tiny footprints can still make a mark in this world.

Our purpose.
To share our story with others facing the same loss and share information about resources and support groups that educate, help ease the pain and help families who are just starting this journey.


“Jesus, I wanted to sit my babies on my lap and tell them about You.
As I can’t do that now, will You sit them on Your knee and tell them about me?”


Your donation will help us to be a resource for families who have experienced the loss of a child. No amount is too small to support the Graham J. Cowan Foundation. We look forward to you joining our family of supporters.

Join Us for our 4th Annual 5K Run for the Cherubs

February 1, 2025 | 8:30 am – 11:00 am


At Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies’ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we are on a mission to take care of the tiniest and sickest babies in Central Florida. By investing in new technologies and resources, we will be able to meet the growing challenges these infants face. But we can’t do it alone, we need your support as we walk alongside these children and their families.


“Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.”

~ Helen Keller



There are so many ways you can help support the Graham J. Cowan Foundation with the gift of your time.

Stillbirth Poem

Infant loss.
It’s having to say the sweetest hello
and the hardest goodbye at the same time.
It’s labor with no reward.
It’s leaving the hospital with a box of tokens,
instead of with your baby in a carrier.
Empty belly. Empty arms. Broken heart.
It’s an empty crib and an empty gown.
It’s a furnished nursery but an empty house…
It’s looking at pictures every day because that’s all you have.
It’s lonely.
It’s 1 in 160.
It’s something people are too afraid to talk about.
It’s me and it’s my baby.”

~ Whitley Grace’s Mom

Poem Courtesy of