(October 5, 2021) Parents and families who have been impacted by pregnancy and infant loss including miscarriage, stillbirth, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) are encouraged to participate in this annual day of remembrance. On October 15th at 7:00pm, staff from the Women’s Life Center will join others around the globe to partake in a Wave of Light virtual ceremony where families across the world light a candle to remember the lives of babies gone too soon.
Beginning October 6th, Newman Regional Health will have candles available for families to pick up from Entrance F for the candle lighting ceremony. Candles will be available until October 15th. Additionally, families are encouraged to visit https://www.newmanrh.org/waveoflight/ and complete a submission form for their loved one to be honored in a special ceremonial video. Online submissions will be accepted through October 13th.
“Unfortunately, in the United States, 1 out of every 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage and 1 in every 160 pregnancies end in stillbirth. These numbers do not include infant death from preterm labor, diagnosis of life-limiting conditions, or SIDS,” said Heather Aylward, Director of the Women’s Life Center at Newman Regional Health. “We really wanted to find a way to honor those who have lost a child and help them realize they are not alone.”
For more information on the global Wave of Light initiative, visit https://babyloss-awareness.org/wave-of-light/.
About Newman Regional Health: Newman Regional Health is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital owned by the citizens of Lyon County, Kansas. Recognized as a Level 4 Trauma Center, Newman Regional Health provides inpatient acute and medical rehabilitation services along with a full range of emergency and outpatient care to patients of all ages in Lyon County and surrounding areas in East Central Kansas. Newman Regional Health offers 24/7 care with a newly renovated, state-of-the-art 19-bed emergency room and 10-bed Clinical Decision Unit. With a mission to improve health in the community by providing high quality care and a vision to be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services, Newman Regional Health receives recognition as a top Critical Access Hospital each year.