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We lost you


It has been over five years since we lost you. When we found out we were having twins, we were so excited, overwhelmed and scared. From one of the very first ultrasounds, I was concerned that you were measuring smaller. The doctors tried to reassure me appointment after appointment and I tried to believe them…

Hold My Hand

“He was one of the initial responders and he just kept holding my hand. He was like, ‘Miss Hawkins, I’ve been in Iraq. Your son, he’s going to be okay.’” — Judy

Immediately thrown

“Those early days were just a fog of confusion, uncertainty, a little bit of anger and just trying to wrap your head around a new reality…It was something that you could never prepare yourself for.” — Gavin

It Changes You

“I’m not the same as I used to be. I don’t think I ever will be. If that doesn’t change how I am with Chris I mean I think it has to change how I am with Chris because I’m different.” — Gina

It’s okay…

“Don’t ever allow what other people say or think about your pain to keep you from allowing yourself to feel it. Because the only way you’re going to get through this is to feel it and process it. It’ll get better. You’ll always miss your baby. I’ll always miss my baby, but I do have…


Yes! I want better bereavement care for all Americans.

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