Metro Detroit Share supporting grieving families after stillbirth

- A Michigan woman who lost her daughter in the womb after carrying her for 37-and-a-half weeks is now helping others cope with grief. Unfortunately, stillbirth is more common than you may think. The CDC estimates about 24,000 babies are stillborn in the United States.

Almost 11 years ago, Angie Winton's daughter, Brooke Marie, was born silent with no known cause of death.

"One cannot put into words how utterly silent a room can be until they have delivered a child that doesn't take a breath or let out that cry," Angie wrote to us. "To live through that and then not be able to find local support was devastating. So, we did something about it."

She formed Metro Detroit Share in 2008. The organization provides in-person support, funeral assistance for families that lose a baby and they deliver memory/keepsakes boxes to hospitals for families and host an annual remembrance walk to honor babies that have left this world too soon. 

You can learn more about Metro Detroit Share from Angie by watching her interview in the video player above. Aimee Sturgill, who coordinates the annual remembrance walks, also joined us on The Nine.

You can find more information about Metro Detroit Share at www.metrodetroitshare.org.


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