September 23, 2017 11:17 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- A Brownsdale woman is hoping to raise money to bring a device that would allow family members extra time to say goodbye to stillborn infants to Olmsted County.
Lynne Port has helped bring “cuddle cots” to hospitals in Albert Lea and Mason City and is now hoping to raise money to purchase one for the Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester.
Saturday, Port, and others held a Strides of Love walk in Austin to raise money for a cuddle cot, hoping to give other grieving families a chance to say their final goodbyes.
And for Sara and Nathan Wradislavsky, saying that final goodbye is something they’ve experienced firsthand after losing their daughter Payton four days after she was born.
“I can only imagine what other people feel when it's immediate,” Sara said. “Not being able to take your child home, not being able to hold on to your child, being able to share your child with other people. So having that opportunity with a cuddle cot is almost like a miracle.”
Each of the cuddle cots costs around $3,000. If you’d like to donate, you can make a check payable to “Cuddle Cot Fund” and drop it off at the Accentra Credit Union in Albert Lea or Austin, or contribute to the cause’s GoFundMe page.
Updated: September 23, 2017 11:17 PM
Created: September 23, 2017 09:56 PM
Copyright 2017 - KAAL-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company