Grieving Parents Are Photographing Their Final Moments with Their Dying Newborns

Losing a child is a tragedy no one should have to endure, but capturing those precious, fleeting moments is something a parent will cherish for a lifetime.

Parents are saying goodbye to their dying children by taking touching photos of their last moments together.

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) is the organization behind the black-and-white photos of the families’ intimate moments.

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The organization’s popularity has grown since it was founded 10 years ago; it now operates in 40 countries, and has 1,650 volunteers.

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Robbyn Erickson, NILMDTS president, said: “When the hospitals know about our services then we find the demand is high.”

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“The idea has been received well in the UK. Grief knows no country boundaries, it comes wherever you live, and to be able to offer such a priceless gift is a privilege.”

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Many parents who have lost children have voiced their support for the organisation and its efforts.

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The idea behind the organisation came from a bereaved mother, Cheryl Haggard.

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Haggard thought of the idea two months after losing her son Maddux. Before he passed away, she took a photo of him that drove her to share the idea with other heartbroken parents.

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