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How MOMS Club can be a support? Story 1

posted Oct 11, 2017, 12:31 PM by Alexie Heimburger   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 6:12 PM ]
How MOMS Club of Hillsboro can be a support to other moms?

Here is the story of one of our members who lost her daughter:

"I joined MOMS Club of Hillsboro at the end of my first pregnancy. I just moved in Oregon, away from family and friends. I had a perfect pregnancy and a perfect first month with my sweet little girl. We thought that every thing was perfectly fine and our only issues were related to diapers and sleep. Unfortunately, when my daughter turned one month old, every thing changed. And for the next five months, my daughter's health was worse and worse every day until she passed away."

"I don't imagine living the worst period of my life without my MOMS Club. At one month old, my daughter had her first visit at the hospital. We discovered that she had a tiny brain, seizures and she will most likely be severely handicapped. After this first hospital visit, MOMS Club offered me a basket with chocolate, cakes, coloring book, a family photo session and one hour massage. The massage was welcome after spending an entire week sleeping at the hospital! The pictures taken from the family session are the only ones I will ever have with the three of us and I am so thankful to have this souvenir.
I spent a lot of time at the hospital during my daughter's life and I could always count on my MOMS Club to bring me a meal. Dinner was brought for an entire month at home and it was so helpful when we were dealing with all the health's issues, doctor's visits and our broken hearts.
At our last hospital visit, one of the children of our MOMS Club offered her favorite stuffed animal to my baby. I wished it would help, but life is cruel sometimes... When my daughter passed away, MOMS Club took care of the food and drinks for her memorial service, made Love rocks and offered me a necklace with her name on it that I always have on me.
Now I am pregnant with my second daughter and I can count on my good friends to ease my fears and come with me at my ultrasounds."