from Mainline Today
The nonprofit's president and founder shares her story.
In 2010, Wyndmoor’s Martha Sharkey learned that she and her husband were expecting. When she was just 23 weeks pregnant, Sharkey went into labor, delivering twins Claire and Mary. The girls were immediately admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Abington Memorial Hospital. Two weeks later, Mary passed. Another three months after that, a thriving Claire was released and sent home with her parents. To honor their daughters and aid parents on a similar journey, the Sharkeys launched a nonprofit in 2014 called Today Is a Good Day to provide emotional and financial support.
To date, they’ve given care packages to over 1,000 families. This year, Sharkey committed full time to the organization, leaving her position as executive director of the Chestnut Hill Business District.