It’s the kind of heartbreak most people don’t talk about.
Thousands of people have reached out to Rick Hansen’s daughter, after sharing her story about giving birth to a full-term son who died in utero the day before his due date.
In her blog post, Born Still but Still Born, Emma Hansen writes it’s “not the story [she] had been drafting in [her] mind over the weeks leading up to [her] due date.”
Emma and her husband, Aaron VandenBrink’s son was due April 4th.
He died the day before.
Rick Hansen praised his daughter for her incredible strength and grace during incredible loss and shared his daughter Emma’s blog on Facebook.
The VandenBrinks are thanking the public for their condolences and words of strength, which they say are helping them navigate through the pain.
“If it were ever possible to see the light in this situation, it’s through the power Reid has had in our community and well beyond it. His reach through the lives he’s touched is mind-blowing, and it means so much to us to know that he has made such an impact with his brief time on this earth. He is loved fervently by far more than just his parents and that brings us peace. “