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Our Story



Jesse & Tracy Pella

The Pella's are the parents of Cooper, Cohen, Frannie, and Maybry. After the trauma of Cooper & Cohen's birth at 23 weeks, 4 days, resulting in Cohen’s passing and Cooper spending 134 days in the NICU, they were driven to start Connected Forever to help other families who have experienced a similar journey. Their family was blessed with Frannie's full term arrival. Maybry made her appearance at 34 weeks, 2 days, and spent 14 days in the NICU. 

Our Board and Staff

Connected Forever wouldn't be possible without the help of our amazing team.  We are so grateful to all of our board members and staff who help further our mission across Nebraska.


Advisory Board

Ashley Bergman

Alli Daniel 

Maureen Drake

Sam Negley 

Makaela Parsons 

Advisory Board

Julie Bruce

Summer Fulmer

Brittney Morris 

Katie Nielson 

Savannah Williams

Board of Directors

Tracy Pella - Co-Founder & President 

Laura Lessmann - Vice-President

Jesse Pella - Co-Founder & Treasurer

Carly Carlson - Secretary

Angels & Miracles Coordinators

Become a Coordinator


Are you interested in becoming a coordinator in your area?  We are always looking to expand our reach across Nebraska.  Submit the form below to obtain more information and become a coordinator in your area!

Thank you for your interest!

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