Category Archives: grieving for a child

Love Song for Livie: AfterTalk Weekly 4.16.20

Love Song for Livie Nathan and Heather had a baby with Trisomy 18, also called Edwards Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder, which is terminal. They were told to plan for her funeral when they went to have her in the hospital. They did not think she would live till her birth. Olivia did live. She defied

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A Father’s Grief/An Infant’s Death: AfterTalk Weekly 1.16.20

Editor’s Note: New York comedian Michael Cruz Kayne decided to write on Twitter about his infant’s death, on the 10th anniversary of losing his son, who was just 34 days old. Twitter responded in full force with more than 140,000 people reacting, many sharing their gutting stories of loss and grief, and offering support for

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Their Sweethearts and Their Darlings: AfterTalk Weekly 12.12.19

  Their Sweethearts and Their Darlings By Mary Jane Hurley Brant In Honor of Mothers Finding Meaning Again Nov. 28, 2019   The moon sighed The day they died Their sweethearts And their darlings   The breezes fair Mothers touched their hair Their sweethearts And their darlings   Their looks forlorn For loved children born

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Marathon: AfterTalk Inspirational

Marathon Nathan and Heather had a baby with Trisomy 18, or Edwards’ Syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality, which is terminal. They were told to plan for her funeral when they went to have her in the hospital. They did not think she would live till her birth. Olivia did live. She defied what the doctors said.

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Cry: AfterTalk Inspirational 10.3.19

CRY Written, performed, recorded, produced by Nathan Peterson Editor’s Note: This is the second of three songs we will be publishing by Nathan Peterson. In case you missed the last one, you can access it here: https://blog.aftertalk.com/olivia/ Olivia passed away at 14 months from Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards’ Syndrome. “One night shortly after

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