My name is Leah Lowrey. I’m a mother of five, two which are in heaven. I have one girl and four boys. I am a funeral director/embalmer and work part-time at Greater Jackson Mortuary. I am the founder of Praying Hearts, which is a Christian support group for heart families. I have served as the co-coordinator for Mississippi Mended Little Hearts. I spend lots of time working with heart families and fundraising for Mississippi’s Batson Children's Hospital. It was a passion given to me after my journey with my son, Pierce, was born with critical aortic stenosis. We lost Jonathan when he was three years old. He was killed in a car accident in 2003. Then we lost Pierce at 3 months of age when he lost his fight with his congenital heart defect on January 15, 2010. My marriage wasn’t able to withstand so much loss. I have since remarried a wonderful man, Rodney Lowrey, who is supportive of all of my efforts to help other families.