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Crocheting for infant loss

We never imagined on January 10th 2014 our lives would change forever! We went in for a regular check up and to find out the gender and to our surprise found out that are little girl was sick. They told us they she has fluid around her lungs and kidneys and a cyst on her neck and also a heart defect. This is what's called Turner syndrome. It is a rare disease, the odds of me carrying a child with this was 1 in 2500. We had such a long road ahead and many decisions to make. But one thing We knew for sure is she was our daughter and though she may not be perfect she is perfect to us! We had to go back every week to get checked. We fought for our little girl rylee and wouldn't give up on her!
On February 8th 2014, we lost our sweet Rylee Brooke. She was stillborn. She was 1lb 5oz 8.5 in long, we delivered her at 4:26am. She was so beautiful and we loved the few moments we had with her. Losing a child is something we never thought would happen to us. Going through this has made my husband and I stronger and I have met amazing people in the process.
"Heaven and earth may separate us today, but nothing with ever change the fact that you made me a mom"
After 3 months, I have found that things do happen for a reason. Even though I would much rather have my child, I was meant to do wonderful things. I have found friendship with another who has also lost a child, a little boy named Jett, he and Rylee are watching us from heaven. We have decided to create memory boxes for the local hospitals. We are so happy to be able to give back and hopefully help others in their time of grief. We do want to thank all the people that have donated and supported us in this process.
We have created "Bears of Hope" I will be crocheting baby blankets, hats, angel wraps, and other small crocheted items.

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