Gift of a special bed

“Carrying a child is such a personal experience. It’s even more personal after a stillbirth. I’d felt him move every day and felt him growing, and our family had plans for him. As my grief wore on, that was the most painful part of it—not having this person in our lives, not having a brother for our other children,” said Debbi Clarke, pictured second from right.

In 2013, Debbi and Walt Clarke experienced the loss of their third child, Eason, who was stillborn at 37 weeks. Two years later, the couple donated two CuddleCots to the North Carolina Women’s Hospital in honor of Eason. CuddleCots—cooled bassinets placed inside a Moses basket—extend the precious and limited time that families have to say goodbye to their stillborn baby.

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