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Couple Encourages Others to Connect After Losing a Baby

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The couple encouraged others dealing with an infant loss to cope with others. The couple encouraged others dealing with an infant loss to cope with others.
RICHLAND, WA- A local couple learned to cope with the loss of their baby who died from a very rare disease.

The disease is called Limb Body Wall Complex.  It is a disease where the baby is born with some pretty severe limb defects and the chances of survival are extremely low.

Jami and Brian brooks dealt with that first-hand.  They lost their daughter just ten minutes after she was born last April.

There are not many cases of survival, but the Brooks hope to reach others that do not know about this disease and to anyone else that has lost an infant to connect with other families during National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

“Connect with other moms and reach out.  Don't be afraid to feel the feelings, the good and the bad.  Grief is a tricky monster.  You can be happy one minute and miserable the next, and you never know what it's going to bring,” said Jami Brooks.

The couple is pregnant right now and the due date is two days after the due date of the baby they lost. 

The couple said they've had lots of support to help with their loss and they want others to get the help they need.

On October 15th there will be a balloon release in Howard Amon Park and a gathering for families to share their experiences.
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