OCTOBER IS PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS AWARENESS MONTH
Updated: Oct 4, 2020
THE PINK AND BLUE AWARENESS PROJECT BY THE COOPER PROJECT
One in every four women suffer from either a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss in the United States. The Cooper Project and all of the women who have experienced one or more of the above, ask that you stand by them and their families to show them they are loved and supported by wearing a pink and blue bracelet during the month of October.
The Pink and Blue Awareness Project was started in 2017 by Jen Chappell, owner of The Cooper Project and mom to Cooper, her son that passed away as an infant. If you would like more information about this project visit The Cooper Project's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/thecooperproject141/
Many of you know that in February 2020, my Son and Daughter-In-Law lost their 1st born baby girl, RAEGAN GRACE FOSTER. She was also my very first Grandchild. Raegan was born at 28 weeks weighing 2lbs 15 Oz. We were blessed to have her in the NICU for 5 1/2 days. I was able to meet her immediately after she was born. The NICU Team put me in a room adjacent to the Labor Room and when they brought baby Raegan out, they stopped and let me see her! They lifted her little hat and she was perfect! They whisked her away and it was about an hour or so before we were able to see her and touch her. She was just not strong enough to survive. Please take the time to visit Raegan Grace Foster's page here on my blog.
For you, Brandon and Jillian:
AN ANGEL, IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, WROTE DOWN MY BABY'S BIRTH, THEN WHISPERED AS SHE CLOSED THE BOOK, "TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR EARTH."
This Grammy is wearing her pink and blue bracelet to support my amazing, strong, and loving Son, Brandon and Daughter-In-Law, Jillian. The pain is too much to even explain and the support you can provide to the families who share their grief is a life-line.