Parents dealing with the loss of a child, may feel they have no place to turn. But one local family, which suffered a loss, created a charity to help.
Lesley and Pete Mitchell, started "Lucy's First Step" a non-profit organization for families suffering from the loss of a child, after losing their baby at 17 weeks in utero.
Friday, A golf outing was held to raise money for that organization.
It was the third annual "Irons for Angels" golf tournament at Crab Apple Ridge Golf Course in Waterford.
Each year that tournament has grown and Friday's was at full capacity with 144 golfers.
The money raised helps the organization with funds needed to support families through their darkest times.
"We run a counselor-moderated support group," said founder Lesley Mitchell. "We provide financial assistance for private counseling and we also have an infant burial package that is a fully-funded, totally comprehensive package."
The organization is set up through UPMC Hamot, and helps all families deal with the loss of a child at any age.