October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

In October 1988, when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, he said, “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS and other causes.”

The loss of a baby, a grandbaby or a sibling is often suffered alone.

We appreciate Jon Radomsky and the staff of Cheyenne Memorial Gardens, for your efforts to understand and respect the sorrow and continuing grief of a family who has experienced the loss of a baby. Thank you.

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