"We always have prayed for ten fingers and ten toes," said Friedrich. "We never thought that we had to pray for a healthy heart.
"I said, 'Baby Peanut,' you're going to come out fighting," she said.
After an ultrasound halfway through the pregnancy, Rochelle and her husband, David, knew that their third child would need open heart surgery within its first week of life to correct a heart condition.
Eleonore Grace Friedrich was born last November. At 7 pounds, 2 ounces, she looked healthy but her heart was failing. She lived for six days.
"It was very hard and unfortunate that I only had the opportunity to hold Eleonore, without all the tubes, wires and machines, for two or three hours before she passed," Rochelle Friedrich said.
But in those moments, rocking with their newborn daughter, Rochelle and David found peace.
And from their grief, the Friedrichs came up with an idea, that parents with a sick child need a place to slow the mind, mend the heart, and spend time with their son or daughter.
On Friday, the couple donated ten rocking chairs to the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. And they also announced the start of their foundation called eleonorerocks.org.
The goals of the foundation are to provide rocking chairs to Children's hospitals and to provide support for families with terminally ill children.
"We just felt that if we could in any way make the situation (better) for other families," Friedrich said, "that they could find peace or some kind of comfort by being able to rock and hold their children."