Today we’d like to introduce you to Marquila Turner.
Hi Marquila, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
After my sons Eric Jr and Cameron passed away at birth from Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease, I went into deep depression and had no one who understood my pain. I created Quila’s Angels in January 2019 to connect with other mothers who experienced a loss of a child to share their stories and break the silence of pregnancy and infant loss and ARPKD.
In 2020, Quila’s Angels became a 501 (c) (3) organization and now we have launched the Sisterhood of Angel Mama’s Magazine, a digital and print magazine for angel mamas and infertility warriors to share their stories and express their truth about grief and healing.
I got to where I am today because of God, he has brought me out of depression and gave me peace and strength to help others.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Absolutely not, I am still grieving the loss of my sons and I will grieve for the rest of my life. There were days I wanted to give up but helping others has helped me to keep going.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Quila’s Angels, a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides comfort, support, hope and resources to women and families who have experienced a loss of a child. Also, provides care boxes to hospitals in the Dallas Fort Worth area at no cost. I want you to know that angel mamas and their babies matter. I am known for using my voice to make a difference. What sets me apart from others is that I won’t give up and want to see others overcome their pain. I want readers to know that Quila’s Angels is here to help so don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
A risk I took was sharing my story with the world. I was extremely nervous because people would judge me but taking that risk has helped raise awareness and help others share their story. I’m proud I took that risk.
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