I am doing this on behalf of my sister Heather Grant who is going through a living nightmare.
This is the story of how our families life's have changed to a heart breaking, gut retching nightmare.
My sister has always longed to be a Mummy, she has been trying to conceive for 7 long years. She thought it would never happen and she wasn't ment to be a Mummy. Heather had the most exciting news possible she was going to be a Mummy! We felt like our next chapter will be full of happiness.
As some of you might already know we have had a very tough 18 months. We lost our beloved Grandad on the 19th of May 2014 & then our Uncle John on the 13th of June 2014, so this baby felt like it was going to be the light at the end of the tunnel. We were all excited for Heather not just for a new baby in the family but the fact Heather was finally for filling her dream of being a Mummy. She had her first scan, the baby was happy & healthy but they found a couple of cysts on her ovaries and a small tumour growing on her womb wall. The nurses weren't worried so all was excellent, everything you wish for when you have your first scan. Heather was so excited, she was picking out what pushchair she was getting and the cot, everything you do when your getting ready for your baby to arrive. Myself & Heather were talking about what I was getting for my niece or nephew, how our children were going to grow up together. Then that day came where Heathers world came crashing down around her.
On the 25th of June 2015, 16weeks & 4 days pregnant, she started to bleed. She rushed to the hospital to wait for a scan. Then she heard the words no one wants to hear, we can't find the baby's heartbeat. That night a consultant had that heart breaking conversation about the next steps. That night we came home as Heather needed to get her head around the nightmare she was in. In the early hours of 26th of June, Heather went back to the hospital to start the process of giving birth to a sleeping baby. Heather made us all so proud how she got through the day. Baby cakes, as Heather called the baby, was born sleeping 4pm on 26th June. The amount of text messages, calls, emails and facebook comments have been amazing and are helping Heather. She's a very very strong women as all who know her know this.. There's a long way to go and thankfully the hospital and funeral parlor covered the cost for baby cakes funeral. No one saves to burry there baby.
As so many people have been offering their love and support. We thought you might like to donate to help towards the cost of baby cakes headstone. Thank you for taking your time to read this. Heather is a mummy now to a angel. We are truly greatful of everyone's support.