October 15th is International pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance day.Monday 11th Oct
On Sunday 17th October we will be taking part in the Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) awareness event, a ‘Walk to Remember,’ coming together with other families who have lost their babies. On our walk we will take the precious steps that our beautiful baby girl, Penelope Mae will never get to take.
Every day we are reminded about something that our baby girl, Penelope Mae will never get to do. From saying her first words, blowing raspberries, crying, giving kisses, laughing and playing. The list is endless and each day we experience heartache that all our hopes and dreams for Penelope Mae will never be.
Every day six Australian families experience the tragedy of stillbirth. We were shocked to hear such a high statistic and we never imagined that we would be one of those families. Of those 6 babies, 40% of families will never know the reason. This number has been unchanged for over 20 years in Australia, despite modern advances in medical practice and health care. It is 30 times more common than Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), however there is far less awareness surrounding stillbirth.
Stillbirth is Australia's hidden health crisis.
Please donate in memory of Penelope Mae, to raise awareness and to prevent this heartache from happening to other families.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Adrian And Cassie Macdonald
Frances & John
Mandy & Terry Xxx
Regan & Shiloh
Heather And Daniel
Chloe, Harry & Luna Thackwell
The Dall Family