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In addition to immediate family assistance, Aaliyah in Action will continue to remain involved in advocating for paid family leave after experiencing a stillbirth.


January 21, 2024

Aaliyah in Action founder talks personal loss, organization's mission.


December 14, 2023

The Commanders player and his wife donated $14k to a D.C. based group, Aaliyah in Action, that helps women across the country deal with pregnancy loss.

News 6

November 2, 2023

News 6 at Nine welcomes Aaliyah in Action founder and CEO Elizabeth 'Liz' O'Donnell.

All About Pregnancy & Birth Podcast

October 3, 2023

Addressing stillbirth can be a sensitive and challenging topic but it’s an essential one. Like with anything else in birth, it’s always better to learn about every possible outcome, even the ones you don’t want. Besides educating yourself, it’s important to listen to this episode because parents who have experienced stillbirth don’t deserve to suffer in silence. Avoiding their stories out of fear that it might affect your own pregnancy denies support to those who need it most. If it happened to you, wouldn’t you want others to hear your story?

Elizabeth started the non-profit Aaliyah in Action after her personal experience with stillbirth. Losing her daughter during pregnancy made her acutely aware of the system’s lack of support for grieving parents. In response, she stepped up to fill that gap, now offering the helping hand she wishes she would’ve had during that challenging time.

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FOX 5 Washington DC

October 14, 2022

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Advocate Liz O'Donnell joined us to share her personal story and to share tips for grieving moms.

Elizabeth O’Donnell knows the pain of grieving a stillbirth or infant loss, so she founded a nonprofit to ease others’ heartache. She’s also advocating for federal bills aiming to end preventable stillbirths. News4’s Juliana Valencia reports.

NBC Washington Interview

New Security Beat

September 28, 2022

Still A Part of Us Podcast

September 18, 2022

Liz tells us of her wonderful daughter, Aaliyah, and the impact this little baby girl had on her parents and the world. Aaliyah was stillborn due to her placenta being too small and "outgrowing it." Liz talks about the joy of finding out that she was pregnant. How the pregnancy was a "perfect" pregnancy. The horror of having to go to the hospital to find out that Aaliyah had passed. Liz talks about what she has done to advocate for more education in the medical field and more awareness about stillbirth in the community. 


May 6, 2022

Kristen talks to Elizabeth O'Donnell who lost her daughter Aaliyah. She created an organization called "Aaliyah in Action" to support moms who lost their their baby.

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New Security Beat

September 28, 2022

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