Category Archives: grieving for a child

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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Olivia: Grieving for a Child: AfterTalk Inspirational 9.26.18

Olivia: Grieving for a Child Editor’s Note: this is one of three songs by Nathan Peterson we will be publishing. We believe they are profoundly moving, especially for those who have experienced the loss of a child Nathan and Heather had a baby with Trisomy 18, also called Edwards Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder, which is

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At a Restaurant the Night my Son Died

by Chanel Brenner I sat across from him, shooting his portrait with my phone.   His charcoal sweatshirt faded into the dark booth.   He played tic-tac-toe in the dim light.   I should have known something was wrong,   when he scribbled his X’s and O’s like a toddler—   should have known his

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Welcome to the Dead Child World: AfterTalk Inspirational 7.11.19

Editor’s note: over the next few weeks we will be publishing the works of Chanel Brenner. This is by way of introduction. Welcome to Dead Child World by Chanel Brenner  Please try to make yourself comfortable. If it feels like you are outside your body, it’s because you are. Don’t worry, this is normal. It

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