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‘Jacob’s Army’ steps out in force

Thursday, 13 July 2017

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AN INSPIRATIONAL Coleraine mother honoured the loss of her beautiful baby boy with a sponsored 10k walk in aid of a neo-natal and stillborn charity.
Kirsty Graham was joined by an 'army' of family and friends at the Duck Pond in Ballymoney on Sunday, July 2, as she bravely put her best foot forward in memory of her son Jacob and raised over £800 for Sands Stillborn and Neonatal Charity.
Sands exists to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families and to influence policy makers and promote research to reduce the number of babies dying.
Coming up to her 20 week scan, Kirsty, who now lives in Ballymoney, was admitted to hospital and ordered to stay on bed rest, something she had not foreseen or expected with her second pregnancy.
Kirsty stayed in Causeway Hospital for six weeks and was rarely allowed to leave her bed during this period. She spent her time praying that little Jacob would make it to 24 weeks old and therefore be viable.
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