R Baby Heroes

Kim Aldarelli

Rodan + Fields

When we first connected with Kim Aldarelli, it was because we were part of a club that no one ever hopes to join: mothers who have lost a child. Kim lost her son Michael at 11 days old in 2005.  We have shared the pain of loss, the need to help others who share our sorrow and a deep, burning desire to make sure no other parent faces what we have experienced.

R Baby has grown over the years because of people like Kim. She has turned her grief into a passion to help others. Very frequently, she is reaching out to friends, family and strangers to share the importance of improving pediatric emergency care by generously opening her heart and sharing her painful story. She raises money through Rodan + Fields promotions, powerful social media donor drives and other ways to help improve care for all of our children. She has even inspired her own son, Eddie, and his friends to create custom car-coasters to raise funds for R Baby.

Kim has volunteered her time to both honor Michael’s memory and to make a difference in the world to a cause that is close to her heart. She is a true inspiration and hero for others to find the strength and time to help others. There is so much to do and sometimes volunteers wonder if they are making an impact. But they are. Every last dollar helps R Baby to impact the care of more than 1 million babies and children each year. We are making an impact because of the passion, energy and generosity of people like Kim.

R Baby is so grateful to Kim Aldarelli and her family for their support of R Baby and their passion for all our children.

— Phyllis & Andrew Rabinowitz