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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

And Then There Was This...

This family lives 45 minutes south of me.
They are fighting for their twins to be recognized as people.

What's worse, they were still getting over losing a baby girl, Shannon, last year due to "complications at childbirth"

Her voice is strong. Her message is clear. I just hope that we can make a difference.

The video is two minutes and well worth watching.

http://www.wcax.com/global/video.asp?clipId=4039338&autostart=true

This is a portion of the message I sent to the production manager at the tv station.

"...I am writing to say a profound thank you for covering and airing the story of Patricia and Randy Blair's twins. The tragedy is not as rare as people believe, but what is uncommon is for it to gain any media attention. It is time to speak of these losses and by doing so, affirm for the parents that their babies are loved and remembered..."

Patricia and Randy - We are so very sorry for you all your losses. Shannon, Kaleb and Harley lived and still live because of you. The ALI community and Share Southern Vermont will always recognize and remember your children. Please reach out when you are ready. We are here to support you as you begin yet another grief road.

4 comments:

Kristin said...

How very sad. I am so very glad their loss is being acknowledged by the media. It's a small comfort but a comfort nonetheless.

Michelle said...

That is just heartbreaking! I am so glad though that she has found the strength to speak out! Something needs to change about that law. I also am going to check about here because I am sure most states have that awful law!

Salma said...

Oh my goodness...how sad. Great of you to post this.

CLC said...

My heart is so heavy for them. I am very sorry.

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