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A Walk To Remember memorializes "Baby Noah"


It's a memorial of lives lost before they could even begin as people gather for a walk to remember.

The memorial walk honors children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant and childhood death.  The walk gives those grieving losses the chance to meet people who feel their pain.

Families bring short letters or poems to share with those around them.  A memorial brick was presented in the name of baby Noah, the newborn boy found dead at a northern Illinois recycling center 3 months ago.

"When you lose a child or an infant, you feel that you're not a part of anything.  So to have other families involved and to get to know other families that are in the same grief you are, you learn to not live your life too short, you learn to seek out other people to help you to get involved," said Ashley Speer.

The ceremony featured songs, poems and other presentations from those hoping to help others cope with losses through sharing their own experiences.

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