One of our Mojomums read on Facebook that we were looking for life changing stories so she decided to share her experience with us in the hope of helping any other families who tragically find themselves in a similar situation.
“I had a stillbirth on March 2nd 2012. My beautiful daughter died in labour and I’m still struggling to get over it.
I already have a daughter who is now nearly 6 and my miracle baby boy who was born 10 months ago who I literally could not love more if I tried.
Friends and family at the time really struggled to come over and see me and my husband as no one knew what to say and let me tell you, you certainly know who your friends are when you go through devastating times.
It was beyond hard in the beginning both our work places were amazing with time off and keeping in contact with us. The funeral is just a blur but I’m told it was absolutely packed with so many people wanting to show their support for us – the queen could of been there for all I know I really wasn’t functioning that day at all.
We have come through the darkest if days I suppose stronger – what happened to us shouldn’t happen to anyone but the sad fact is that it does. Me and my husband are now fundraising for the charity that helped us ‘SANDS’ as we want to give something back to them.
We never ever forget that dreadful day but now live our lives for the 2 children that we do have and know one day they will know about their sister who is now a star in heaven.”
You can help Amanda raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page . JustGiving sends your donation straight to Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more. Thank you for your support.
We would like to thank Amanda for sharing her story with us we wish you every success with the fundraising, if you have experienced an unexpected life change that you can share with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and help other families in simlar situations to understand they are not alone and how to cope.
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