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‘Reese was snotty, stuffy, and not her usual self. The following day, we noticed a button battery missing in our home.’: Bereaved mom starts non-profit after losing daughter to ingested battery

“The reality of Reese being gone crashed over me when it was time to call my husband. His words and voice are etched in my mind forever: ‘No, no, no. It can’t be.’ And then came the wailing. I held her, one last time, praying it wasn’t real. If it was possible, I would have held on forever.”

‘This is it! I’m not going to make it. He’s going be raising our baby alone.’ I said goodbye to husband for the very last time.’: Mom survives preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, delivers micropreemie who defies odds, ‘She is a sassy fighter’

“A nurse held my hand and whispered a prayer in my ear. That’s the last thing I remember before falling asleep. When I opened my eyes, I was alone. I tried to lift my hands and feet but couldn’t – I was tied to the bed. I began to panic. I couldn’t rest until I laid eyes on my little miracle. She was kicking, flailing her arms. I touched her finger and she grabbed my finger with all her might. It was then I knew, not only would she, but WE, would be just fine.”

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