Stillbirth and sport have been in the news this year. So here are a few stories I have found moving:
- I was not alone in admiring Gary Barlow's courage in performing at the Olympic Closing Ceremony in London, days after his daughter Poppy was stillborn.
- In April, Australian Olympian Brooke Hansen's 9 month old son, Jack, died. (See Daily Telegraph article)
- When Sydney Swans won the AFL Grand Final this year, there was some talk of the co-Captain, Jarrad McVeigh whose daughter Luella died at 4 weeks old last year. (See Daily Telegraph article)
- Finally, I stumbled across the story of another AFL footballed, Port Adelaide Crows Troy Chaplin whose wife delivered a stillborn baby boy, Archie, at 20 weeks in 2010.
Teddy Love Club, now known as Pregnancy Loss Australia, which has many fantastic resources on their website and seem to do great support work. They also hold a Butterflies for Babies Day to raise awareness and support families who suffer the loss of a baby.
Lastly, I found this beautifully-written article in which William McInnes' reflects on his grief at the loss of his wife.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe: