Francine T.

Francine was born on July 8, 2016, with a fatal heart condition that took her from us on January 21, 2017. “She was a happy baby with chubby cheeks, and she knows what she wants,” her mother writes. (It is a testament to the profound nature of her loss that she writes this in the present tense.)

“Every time I gave her a bath,” she continues, “she would look at me and smile. I love the cast that you gave us; we keep it in her cabinet, and I always touch her feet and hands when I feel sad.”