Donation drive to help O.C. charity provide free or low-cost diapers

Source: OC Register / Theresa Walker The cost of diapers has become a political issue in California. Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a series of bills that included eliminating the sales tax on disposable diaper purchases – which could have saved families an estimated $100 a year. Brown cited concern about eliminating revenue from…

For Parents Who Have Lost A Baby, Some Aid In Their Grapple With Grief

Source: NPR / All Things Considered Stephen Ziel still carries around a recording of his daughter’s heartbeat on his phone. It sounded strong the whole time she was in the womb. “And the heartbeat’s not supposed to be that strong,” he says. Not for babies like her. Lydia Joy Ziel was diagnosed with a rare genetic…

After losing son, mom makes historic, heroic breast milk donation

Source: Today / Jacqueline Colette Prosper The story of a mom who made a history-making donation of more than 17,500 ounces of breast milk is not only inspiring, but also devastatingly touching. Demi Frandsen’s pledge of 131 gallons of mother’s milk is the largest ever gifted to the Omaha Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Donation and…