We are very grateful for your continued support of our very important mission to help make our nation’s medical facilities safer for everyone, beginning with our babies and children. Your donations are not only put to very good use they are essential to keep our organization moving forward with our very important programs that will have an immediate impact on your family’s safety in healthcare.

The Emily Jerry Foundation Objectives

• To create an awareness of the prevalence and alarming rate of medication errors, medical procedure mistakes and lack of reporting by hospitals, medical caregivers and healthcare providers.

• To create an extensive and collaborative education program to benefit the entire healthcare community, government agencies, medical schools and pharmacy, professional organizations and general public.

• Help support, endorse and work in a collaborative spirit with medical device manufacturers to assure the production and placement of the technologies that provide needed safeguards.

• Work with existing organizations dedicated to enhanced medical safety systems to promote awareness, education, legislation, etc.

• Lobby to establish state and federal legislation that assures strict controls in professional training, education, testing and professional code of ethics for professionals engaged in medicine compounding, and to assure optimum medical safety delivery for all.

• Work for mandated error reporting systems within the entire healthcare industry where errors are reviewed, scrutinized and solutions shared and implemented.

• Create and implement a supportive counseling and therapeutic movement to assist those victimized and traumatized by medical error.

• Develop collaborations with select organizations devoted to grief counseling.

• Create a counseling program for medical practitioners responsible for medical mistakes.

• Create a collaborative association with medical and pharmaceutical professional organizations.

Note from the President: On February 10, 2010 the Non-Profit 501(c)(3) status of the Emily Jerry Foundation was approved by the Federal Government. All donations to the foundation are officially tax deductible.

Thank you so much for your support!

To donate via mail, send check or money order payable to The Emily Jerry Foundation at the following address:

The Emily Jerry Foundation

7665 Mentor Ave. #343

Mentor, OH 44060

To donate in person, please visit any Huntington Bank branch location and let the teller know you’d like to support The Emily Jerry Foundation. They can access our account and process your transaction on the spot!

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  • Nate & Katherine

    A Letter to My Children

    Dear Nate & Katherine,

    I truly love and miss, both of you, more than you will ever know! I am so incredibly sorry that you both have had to endure the loss of your baby sister, the death of your uncle, and the breakup of your family in such a short period of time. You both were the absolute best big brother and sister ever and I know how much you both must still hurt and miss her! I genuinely hope and pray that you find some comfort and that you both always know in your heart that little Emily is still watching over all of us!

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  • Our mission

    The Emily Jerry Foundation is determined to help make our nation’s, world renowned, medical facilities safer for everyone, beginning with our babies and children. We are accomplishing this very important objective by focusing on increasing public awareness of key patient safety related issues and identifying technology and best practices that are proven to minimize the “human error” component of medicine. Through our ongoing efforts The Emily Jerry Foundation is working hard to save lives every day.

    Thank You So Very Much for Your Support! ~Chris Jerry

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    Advocacy Heals U

    Internet Radio Show Co-hosted by Joni Aldrich and Chris Jerry of the Emily Jerry Foundation

    Through my work as an advocate, I never really knew the profound healing that would occur on a personal level, as Emily’s father. It’s this type of healing process that can occur, for anyone who has experienced or is going through a life-changing crisis, that cohost Joni Aldrich ( and I, discuss on our weekly show called ADVOCACY HEALS U. Please join us every Tuesday at 2:00pm EST and find out how to be an advocate for positive change and how it can, subsequently, heal and inspire you too! Over any web enabled device, you can listen to the show by either going to or If you happen to miss a show it will be rebroadcast each Saturday at 3:00pm EST. All our shows are archived on Click on the button below to scroll through the archives.