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In June of 2000, Mark and Susan Lacek eagerly awaited the birth of their first child. As all expectant parents do, they looked forward to their baby’s upcoming arrival with joyful anticipation, believing this would be the happiest time of their lives.  Then tragedy struck. Two weeks before their due date, the Laceks lost their baby daughter—the victim of an umbilical cord accident. Their world was shattered.
The Laceks named their daughter Faith and were determined to keep her name and memory alive. So, they created her legacy: Faith’s Lodge.
Faith’s Lodge provides a place where parents and families facing the life-limiting illness or death of a child can retreat to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present, and build hope for the future. In its North Woods setting, Faith’s Lodge provides a peaceful escape for families to refresh their minds and spirits while spending time with others who understand what they are experiencing.
Since opening in the summer of 2007, Faith’s Lodge has served more than 2,300 families coping with the life-limiting illness or death of a child. As the only facility of its kind in the country, Faith’s Lodge is  located just two hours north of the Twin Cities in Danbury, WI. Faith’s Lodge was recognized on the Today Show as a national leader in healing retreats and serves guests from across the country. Programming and activities are offered for parents and families, and guests are encouraged to participate as much — or as little — as they want.
The Laceks truly understand that grief is a long and personal journey.  Faith’s Lodge provides a serene stop along the way.

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