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07/11/10 (Edwards' Syndrome)

Posted by Samara Collins on Sunday, November 7, 2010, In : Blog 
Friday was a good day for lifting my spirits. I felt a lot better after visiting the Reverend and I have felt much stronger these past couple of days.   Drew and I went to his sister and her boyfriend's house last night for a takeaway and had a great evening with family.

I have bought materials now from Hobbycraft so that I can make a special book (Sadie's Star) for our son-to-be. I hope I can get my creative hat on this week as I am also embroidering (yes, you read right!) a picture for our l...
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29/10/10 - Emails

Posted by Samara Collins on Friday, October 29, 2010, In : Blog 
I just wanted to say how wonderful it is to be receving so many emails from other parents / parents to be who have been finding my sites useful.  I find it really encouraging to know that the sites are helpful to others as well as to myself.  Its always a risk being so open about such personal things but I find it very cathartic and I also wanted to put my experiences out there as I know I find it so helpful reading other peoples' blogs as it makes me feel less alone in my feelings.

I have had...
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Posted by Samara Collins on Sunday, October 10, 2010, In : Blog 
Its so hard to believe a month ago today we lost our precious Sadie.  Although I have a website all about Sadie ( I wanted to keep that purely about Sadie.  As I go through the process of grieving for Sadie, I really want touse this site as an outlet to talk about my experiences.  I find writing cathartic for one thing but also perhaps other parents and families may find this helpful - who knows?

I have written 2 articles for SOFT (Support Organisation for Fam...
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Below are 2 articles I have written for the SOFT Newlsetter.  SOFT is a charity Support Organisation for Families of Trisomy. 

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About Me

Samara Collins I'm Samara Collins (nee Samara Lawrence) and I'm 35 years old. I live in a village called Mobberley in Cheshire with my husband Drew, our son, Patrick (born 17/02/11) and our cat, Clive. Our daughter, Sadie was born on 30/12/09. 24 hours after her birth we were told she had Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18) and a large VSD (hole in her heart) and would die very soon. She passed away aged 8 & 1/2 months on 10/09/10. Sadie was our first child and she was a wonderful surprise after 18 months of trying to conceive and then being told I was infertile! She is our miracle. I immediately loved being a mummy and miss Sadie terribly. I was made redundant shortly after Sadie was born. We are strong but we still focus on remaining so and on maintaining normality and enjoying our son, Pat. Grieving is a weird process and totally unavoidable. I think I'm doing OK most days but when I need to express myself and the grief becomes overwhelming and isolating I find writing really helps me.

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