Women’s Hall of Fame

Emily Bernabe Corpos

EMILY BERNABE CORPOS has dedicated much of her life to helping parents cope with the death of an infant. After experiencing this tragedy herself, Emily founded HAND of the Peninsula. HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death) is a volunteer support organization for parents who experience miscarriage, still birth, genetic abortion or newborn death. Through meetings, hotlines, peer counseling, hospital visits, networking, publications, training, conferences, and other activities, she helps others through the grieving process. She is also a Eucharistic minister and active member of St. Charles Church in San Carlos, where she teaches second grad CCD classes and quarterly two-day baptismal catechesis to couples wishing to baptize their babies. After graduating from Santa Clara University, she taught high school in San Jose. She is currently a substitute teacher in the Redwood City School District, volunteers once a week at Brittan Acres Elementary School and chaperones her sons’ field trips. She was president of the board at her sons’ nursery school. She has been married to John for 19 years and they have 3 sons, Michael (12), Matthew (9) and Martin (7), and a daughter, Maria, who died at birth.
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