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‘We came home from Disney and my daughter threw up a little. 20 hours later, she was dead.’: Mom loses daughter to Sepsis, performs ‘acts of kindness’ to honor daughter’s ‘light’

“I remember the doctor telling me he tried everything, but couldn’t restart her heart. I had to make the choice if they should continue or ‘let her go’. I said the hardest word I’ve ever had to say: okay. As they stopped compressions and the beeping slowed to a stop, I sang, ‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey.’ In that moment, I refused to let her light stop shining. I’d have to find a way to keep it alive.”

‘We pulled into the cemetery. As she opened the door, there it was. Two vials of glitter.’: Widow finds humor in the special way she and daughter honor their beloved late police officer husband, father

“We pulled into the beautiful cemetery, making our way to the mausoleum that housed my sweet husband. I wanted to scream, ‘come out of there right now.’ It struck me, we didn’t have anything to leave behind. Then she opened the car door. I bet he secretly likes it. I bet he’s smiling. I bet he’s telling all his friends in Heaven the story about the time he was covered in glitter while writing a ticket in the sun.”

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