FITCHBURG (WKOW) — Families gathered to remember the lives lost too soon.
The third annual “Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day” honors parents who have lost babies and those whose infants are fighting for their lives in the hospital.
The event, put on by Mikayla’s Grace, recognizes National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Mikayla’s Grace is a non-profit that supports families who’ve lost babies or have a child in the NICU, by sending care packages and memory boxes.“I think its really important just to give a voice, to be able to speak their babies names,” says founder Melissa Terrill. “I think most of us who have lost children, we sort of miss that ability to speak about our children.” Terrill says one in four women experience a miscarriage or lose an infant in their lifetimes.