Alanna Knobben

Director, Founder & Author

People and storytelling became an important part of Alanna’s life from an early age.  Combining her love of art and writing, The Carry You With Me Storybook is a personal journey of a mother’s loss, healing and hope.  Carry You With Me is Alanna’s first published story, with the intention to bring light to the difficult journey of pregnancy, infant and child loss. Connecting with others from the heart and simple family joys are her ever-evolving passions.   Alanna lives in Calgary, Canada, with her son, daughter and husband where she remains curious and energized by all the great stories in life.

Sharing this story with the world has been a dream for many years and has evolved to so much more than she ever imagined. Alanna is eternally grateful for all the mentors, supporters and loved ones who continue to inspire her and guide her in following her heart.

The Carry You With Me Community is focused on building a global network of love, support, remembrance and healing for those navigating life after pregnancy, infant and child loss. A place were individuals can come together in a safe place, across distances and time, to share, learn and heal together.  

The Carry You With Me Collection of mementos are created with love, to provide parents and families around the globe meaningful, tangible mementos to remember our loved ones and carry them with us.

Advocacy work and support of perinatal loss continues to evolve as a top passion with her supporting a number of aligned organizations and causes. Alanna serves on the Board of Directors for the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre in Calgary, AB. She is a member of the global Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance’s Education Committee and a member of the Tiny Footprints Gala Committee. Collaborations in support of bereaved families are an area of growing focus, including Avery’s Legacy, Hazel’s Heroes and Expecting Sunshine.

To learn more about her journey and the inspiration behind Carry You With Me click here to read Marshall's Story.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
— Anais Nin