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.
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
by Chanel Brenner It falls from my binder, cherry crayon streaks ripen in sun, LOVE RILEY— a valentine from my son, three weeks before he died, cutout paper once a tree, before its felling and reduction to pulp. I pick up the heart, hold it like a seed I’ll save to
by Nat Juchems Loss of a child is something that most of us will experience in our lives, but many will never feel the pain and trauma of losing a child. It’s often referred to as the ultimate tragedy; the passing of a child is something that no parent ever expects to have to go
A Grief Observed From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, the power and pain of Black mourning. BY MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH June 22, 2017 Mamie Till-Mobley wrote her memoir, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, in 2003, the same year she died of heart failure, and 47 years after the lynching of her son,