A grieving mother in Worcestershire, U.K is now in a fight with the town to get her son’s headstone put back after it was removed because another family complained.
Jo Corbett-Weeks lost her 4-year-old son, Max Corbett-Gardener, when he died from complications of his epilepsy. To honor him, in the way she felt he deserved, she spent 3 years saving up for Max’s headstone. She saved $4,580 for a custom designed star-shaped stone with a teddy bear and a … Keep Reading!!!
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Roughly 20 per cent of pregnancies end in a loss and yet it is still the only loss that people are expected to grieve in silence about.
Jessica Zucker, a psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health, understands this pain all too well on both profession and personal levels. One thing she noticed after her own loss was that card stores are full of condolences for funerals, loss of … Keep Reading!!!
By the age of six, Jaden Hayes had lost both of his parents but he refuses to let that keep him down. He is on a mission to make 33,000 people smile.
With the help of his aunt, who is his guardian, he has collected 500 smiles already. It started with Jaden asking his aunt to buy him toys he could hand out to kids and has grown into a mission to make every person in his Savannah, Georgia hometown … Keep Reading!!!
Rafael Del Col wanted to do a tribute to his late wife Tatiane Valques, so he and his three-year-old daughter Raisa recreated the couple‘s pictures together. While pregnant with their second child, Tatiane unexpectedly died in a car crash. This photo shoot was done to commemorate her, and to give Raisa a lasting memory and connection with her mother.
The original pictures were done in November 2009, a week before the Tatiane and Rafael were married.
In November 2014, exactly … Keep Reading!!!
“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”
― Stanley Coren
Last October I wrote a piece about breastfeeding my daughter Olive while she battled AML leukemia (you can read my first article, here). She was 11 months old at diagnosis and 18 months old when she passed away on March 6, 2014. Losing a child is every mother’s worst nightmare, and for a good reason. It is every bit as terrible as one can imagine.
Many bereaved parents have regrets, and although I … Keep Reading!!!
My mother called me at 5:30 Monday morning and I instinctively knew something was very wrong. Mom was calling about my sister and though she was calm, her voice was shaking;
“Leila had the baby last night. The baby is doing fine. Leila is not. She has bleeding on her brain and the doctors said things do not look good. She has no neurological activity and is in a coma on life support…we don’t … Keep Reading!!!
My family and I recently visited the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum to see the “Butterflies Alive” exhibit. I wanted to go so that my children could see the unique butterflies and experience them flying around while enjoying their beauty. When we arrived, we were given a butterfly map of the various kinds that could be found inside the enclosed space. My 3 year old daughter and I grabbed the first bench we saw and started pointing out the butterflies … Keep Reading!!!