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Local photographers provide gift for parents suffering loss of a baby

1:27 AM, Jul. 7, 2013
Odessa Hettinga shows a bracelet for her son, Carter, that the hospital gave her after she miscarried.
Odessa Hettinga shows a bracelet for her son, Carter, that the hospital gave her after she miscarried.
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Local photographers provide a unique and healing gift to local families who experience the death of a baby. They travel to hospitals to document the short lives of the babies with their parents.

"This meant so much to us," said Odessa Hettinga of Medford, whose third baby died almost 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Hettinga was having a routine prenatal checkup when she and her husband, Cory, learned Carter had died.

A few days later, in January 2013, Hettinga was induced to deliver Carter, who was a perfectly formed, tiny baby boy. The couple held their young son and grieved, Hettinga said. ...

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