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September 25, 2013

Love lives forever

WNY Perinatal Bereavement Network opens memorial garden in NT cemetery

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Tonawanda News — It’s important, she said, to remember children who were here so briefly, but will never be forgotten.

“Love doesn’t die,” she said. “It just doesn’t. Love lives forever.”

Sue Mis of North Tonawanda, treasurer of the network, became involved with the group after the loss of her son in 2008 during her pregnancy with twins.

“We never want to forget my son. We always want to celebrate some things just for him,” said Mis, who was at the dedication Sept. 10. “This program is just so healing for people. 

“And the garden is just another one of the services they’re providing for people who feel the want or need for a place to go ... to celebrate, to cry, to do whatever they feel like they need to do. It’s so beautiful and peaceful there.”

Mis lauded Scott for all the time and effort she puts into the program, and for making sure that people never have to go through a loss alone. 

“No situation is exactly the same ... but we all have something in common,” she said. “We just hope we can bring some comfort to people at whatever point they’re at.”

The network also sponsors a number of events to promote its mission. The first Walk to Remember just took place in Jamestown, and the 21st annual Walk to Remember — which draws 800 to 1,000 people — will take place Oct. 13 in Cheektowaga. On Oct. 15, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day, memorials will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Acacia Park memorial and at the Oratory of the Sacred Heart in Portville. For more information, visit www.wnypbn.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION • Call 626-6363 • Email christine@wnypbn.org • Visit www.wnypbn.org

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