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CuddleCot Donation Supports Grieving Parents

June 4, 2015

Parents suffering the loss of a stillborn baby or the death of a neonatal infant will now be able to spend more time with their child at Battlefords Union Hospital, capturing precious memories and cherishing forever bonds as they begin their journey through the grieving process.

The BUH Women's Health and Birthing Unit has gratefully received a CuddleCotTM system and bassinette from Duncan, Ashley and Rowyn Martin of Unity, SK in memory of baby Emmett McKenzie Martin, stillborn on July 9, 2013 at 38 weeks and five days.

The Martins cherished the brief time they had with baby Emmett and later decided to try to help others who experienced such losses. After researching and raising funds to purchase a CuddleCotTM, the Martin family donated the unique comfort system to BUH.

CuddleCot 1

Duncan, Ashley and Rowyn Martin
with the CuddleCot they donated (above).

Duncan, Ashley and Rowyn Martin
with picture of infant son Emmett (below).
Cuddle Cot 2

Nurse Manager for the Women's Health and Birthing Unit Pamela Plummer said she, her staff and physicians on the Unit are deeply touched and very appreciative of the gift that will help other parents and families deal with the loss of an infant.

Plummer and her colleagues agree that the CuddleCotTM is an amazing device that BUH is fortunate and honoured to have. She added that if it was not for the Martins' personal loss and inspiration, the hospital would not have been able to receive such a system to help families grieve the loss of a precious infant.

Battlefords Union is only the second hospital in Saskatchewan to have a CuddleCotTM. The system keeps a deceased infant's body cool, preventing the baby's condition from deteriorating in a warm environment. This allows parents and family to spend the time they need with their newborn.

The Martins raised funding for the CuddleCotTM online through GoFundMe. Approximately 75 people donated a total of $5,000 - enough to cover the $4,700 total cost  of purchasing and receiving the item.

Battlefords Union Hospital is deeply grateful for the extraordinary gift from the Martin family and extends heartfelt thanks to Duncan, Ashley and Rowyn for their donation in memory of their precious son.

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