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Old 02-16-2011, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: Charity Kit - Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

I have a personal history with NILMDTS. In 1996, we found out that we were going to have our second child, we had our first, Colt, in 1993. About 5 months into the pregnancy, we discovered that he did not have kidneys and he was diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome. Daniel was still born on October 30, 1996. The nurses were kind enough to take a couple of snap shots for us, which I really do treasure. The doctors told us it was a fluke and would most likely never happen again. Flash forward to 2006, we now had our third child, Riley (2003) and we were pregnant with our fourth child. Again, at my 5th month ultrasound, we discovered that he didn’t have kidneys and would not survive. We carried Gabriel to term and he was still born on September 12, 2006. This time around an online friend told us about NILMDTS. A photographer came to our hospital room and took the photos. Such beautiful photos. She handled everything with such grace and respect and I can’t tell you how much it meant to me as a parent to have those photos. Most parents take their babies and get professional photos done shortly after they are born. But for parents who have lost their babies, they don’t always get that chance. These photos helped me so much during the grieving process and I treasure them. This is a charity that I love and believe in. It does so much good for grieving families. The photographers involved are all volunteers and do this out of the goodness of their hearts. They make no profit from these photos.

If you’d like to see examples of some of the photos that our photographer took, you can go to my old blog and read the birth story and scroll down to see the pictures. The professional photos are near the bottom of the page. I do feel that I need to give a warning that these are hard to view and that you need to remember that these are photos of a baby that had passed on and is no longer alive.

Birth story

Our History With Potter’s Syndrome -

Questions About Our Baby and Potter’s Syndrome

This charity is so deserving of this. All proceeds got to them and I can't tell you how much they change lives and help families in grief over losing a child. I do whatever I can to promote this charity and support it.
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