Janelle Giri

Janelle is not just a mom; she’s a beacon of resilience and compassion in the Glenroy community. Despite enduring the heartbreaking loss of her firstborn daughter, Jacqlyn, at just nine months old, Janelle found a way to turn her pain into purpose. Instead of letting grief consume her, she chose to honour Jacqlyn’s memory by selflessly donating her baby items to families in need through the charity Big Group Hug.

For Janelle, giving wasn’t about clearing out her daughter’s belongings, it was a profound act of empathy and solidarity with those experiencing hardship. Through her actions, she sends a powerful message of hope and support to parents facing similar struggles, reminding them that they are not alone in their journey.

Janelle’s philosophy is simple yet profound – happiness and pain are intertwined, like a rainbow after the rain. By embracing this truth and spreading kindness wherever she goes, she embodies the spirit of resilience and community that defines Glenroy. In Janelle’s world, love, compassion, and support are the building blocks of healing, and her unwavering commitment to helping others serves as an inspiration to us all.

“Everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without any rain.” – Janelle