Let’s show our support for parents who lost babies

A Seymour woman wants you to know that Monday brings an opportunity to remember and bring awareness to the many pregnancies that end prematurely and children who die as infants.

MaryJo Garcia, 24, emailed the office this week, asking for help in getting the word out about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a day set aside to remember those children who were never born, children who died at birth and children who died of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, for example.

She faced many unanswered questions when confronted with a problem with her pregnancy this summer.

“I was pregnant and lost my baby on September 26th,” she said in a telephone conversation. “I knew nothing about this October 15th event. You don’t think about it until it happens to you. It happens much more than people know.”

A rare disorder that meant her baby would be born without kidneys led to Garcia losing her child, which was her first.

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