Families Release Balloons for Infant Remembrance Day
RICHLAND, WA -- Losing a child is an unimaginable tragedy for any parent. But, an event Tuesday in Richland helped families grieve, reach out to others and celebrate life.
October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Dozens of families who have lost a baby before, during or after birth met in Howard Amon Park to share their stories, and to release balloons with special messages inside.
"There is seed paper that you can write a little love note to your baby on. It's environmentally friendly. You will let the balloon go up to the sky and then when the balloon comes down, hopefully love notes will sprout from your love note to your baby," said Event Volunteer Jennifer Parks.
A list of about 100 baby name's were read aloud as the balloons were slowly released.
Kadlec's Little Lamb Support Group organized the remembrance. This was the second year for the event.