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Where it all started

Tanner's story

Tanner John Franck was stillborn October 23, 2016. His family spent 12 precious hours with him filled with love, cuddles, pictures, hello's and goodbye's thanks to a CuddleCot the hospital had available. After struggling with the loss his family chose to find a way to honor Tanner by helping support other families suffering pregnancy and infant loss. They find healing in comforting and supporting other loss families. 

Loving Tanner is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit that exists to support and advocate for families suffering pregnancy and infant loss. We work to educate the public and break the stigma associated with pregnancy and infant loss. Our organization is part of the initiative to have a Cuddle Cot placed in every hospital.

We offer care boxes, peer support, certificates of life, and remembrance items all free of charge.


Provide love and support to those facing miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.

We will walk alongside loss families on their grief journey.

Meet the Team


Danielle & Tyler Franck

Founders of Loving Tanner and parents of Tanner John and his four living brothers Hunter, Cooper, Oliver, and Jasper. We live in Rural Independence. After losing Tanner we wanted a way to honor his short life. We knew the loneliness and isolation that comes with loss and hoped by sharing our story we could lessen those feelings just a bit. Through Loving Tanner we've found peace in our hearts by honoring our son through supporting other loss families. 


Amber Hankins

I was born and raised in Winthrop, IA and currently reside in Edgewood, IA with my husband Jason, daughter Cora, son Cash and dog Fergie. The Loving Tanner non-profit organization has a very special place in my family’s heart as our first born, daughter, Macie was stillborn at 39 weeks on August 18, 2017. No one should have to go through a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death alone. Being on the board of this amazing non-profit organization makes me feel very grateful and honored. 


Katie Keller

My family and I reside in Waverly, IA. We are a blended family made up of his, mine and ours. We have 3 high schoolers and a 2nd grader. I own a health and wellness business and my husband runs and operates a local franchise. For many year, it has been on my heart to give back to the miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss community, due to the  loss my daughter, Anna, 18 years ago. The Loving Tanner Non-profit mission, was a perfect fit and I am so honored to be part of the team. It is a blessing to love and support others going through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss.

We want to support you on your loss journey.

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