About AE - Angels Embrace was founded by Breanna Winsand and Shayne Wilwert in 2012. After growing up together in a small town in the Chippewa Valley, both mothers experienced similar situations with stillborn sons just 21 months apart. Though living in different states, sharing this experience brought them closer together as they leaned on each other to get through the difficult days. As they shared experiences, thoughts and feelings, they each realized that they both felt a strong desire to help other bereaved families. While in a Twin Cities hospital, the Wilwerts received a donated basket filled with memorial items. Both Shayne and Breanna concluded that this was important and missing for families in the Chippewa Valley. Within a matter of weeks, the mothers had turned an idea into reality with the origin of Angels Embrace. The priority of the AE foundation is to ensure that families experiencing the stillbirth of a child are not leaving the hospital with empty arms.