ABOUT THE FOUNDER:
Lisa Louden is the founder and director of the Missing Alexis Foundation. Lisa is a teacher in the Boone County School system in Northern Kentucky and a proud member of the National Education Association, the Kentucky Education Association, the Boone County Education Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. Lisa received her Bachelor's Degree in Middle Grades Education from Northern Kentucky University, and a Master of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Lisa is also an active member of the National Share Office, S.A.D.S (Sudden Antenatal Death Syndrome) group, the ISA (International Stillbirth Alliance), and the M.I.S.S. Foundation (Mothers in Sympathy and Support).
In November, 2003, Lisa and her husband, Glenn, discovered that they were expecting a second child. Their first son, Andrew, was just five years old. After struggling for more than a year and a half with infertility, the joy of a new pregnancy was indescribable. Sadly, after what can only be described as a picture-perfect pregnancy, Alexis MacKenzie Louden was stillborn on her due date of July 7, 2004. To this date, the cause of Alexis's death has yet to be determined.
Happily, in 2005 Glenn and Lisa were blessed with the healthy and safe delivery of their boy/girl twins, Brady Quinn and Payton MacKenzie Louden. In 2007, they welcomed their son, Grant Alexander Louden, and in 2011, their youngest son, Griffin Kelly Louden was added to the mix! Life in the Louden household is blissfully hectic and blessedly full.
In the years since Alexis's death, the Louden family has worked to pursue providing comfort, compassion and support to grieving families within the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area by creating memory boxes for local hospitals to give to newly bereaved parents. These memory boxes contain a receiving blanket, onesie, sleeper, disposable camera, and photo album in order for parents to capture and delicately preserve the memories of their departed child.