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Teeny Tears Bereavement Clothing for Stillborn Babies
- Original Air Date: August 15, 2017
- Network/Show: Fox 13 Salt Lake City/The Place
Megan Bradshaw and Vanessa Pollard from Teeny Tears tell us about their organization. Teeny Tears provides bereavement clothing for stillborn babies that are lost between 14 and 32 weeks gestation.
Teeny Tears works with individuals, families, youth groups, sewing guilds, churches, and other bereavement support organizations to create and distribute items to hospitals in need across the country. Teeny Tears provides bereavement clothing to more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide as well as several hospitals in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Guam, and more.
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Teeny Tears Helps Diaper Stillborn Infants With Dignity
- Publication Date: July 2017 Edition
- Publication: Utah Valley Magazine
Teeny Tears was honored to be featured in the "Angels Lighting the Valley" in a wonderfully written article by Lindsey Williams.
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- Publication Date: January 2016 Edition
- Publication: American Quilter Magazine
Teeny Tears was honored to be featured in the "A Year of Giving Series" in a beautifully written article by TK Harrison.
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Diapers For The Smallest of Babies
- Original Air Date: June 12, 2015
- Network/Show: KUTV Channel 2 News - Inside The Story w/ Dan Rascon
A Lehi woman who lost a twin baby at birth has turned her sorrow into hope for thousands of mothers in her situation, and it all starts with a simple piece of cloth. She calls it Teeny Tears. "We make tiny tiny little bereavement diapers for babies between 18 and 32 weeks gestation that are still born or passed away after birth," said founder Megan Bradshaw. The diapers are about the size of the palm of a hand. Bradshaw is joined at her home by Cassie Howell and Vanessa Pollard who also lost children at birth. The three are cutting and sewing and making the diapers. "When you lose that future it's a difficult thing. It's hard to experience," said Howell who lost two newborns. "We lost Cloey and Gabrial…when you hold them and see them they are fully formed and beautiful and perfect."...
Honoring Angel Babies One Diaper At A Time
- Original Air Date: November 11, 2012
- Network/Show: KSL Channel 5 Salt Lake City/Mormon Times
November has always been a tender month for Megan Bradshaw. Four years ago, it was when she unexpectedly gave birth to twin boys at 28 weeks gestation.
After waking from an emergency caesarean section, it was Megan's husbands greatest sorrow to tell her one of the boys didn't make it.
As Megan has worked to find something to put her grief into, she found solace in service. In 2011, to make the boys' third birthday, she started Teeny Tears, a project to sew diapers for stillborn babies and those who die in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
What started as a project to help families locally has turned into something that has lifted the bereavement community all over the world.
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Teeny Tears In the Texas News
- Published Date: October 2012
- Newspaper: The Anna-Melissa Tribune in VanAlstyne, TX
Texas volunteer Siouxsie's sister was stillborn at almost full term; Siouxsie joined our project in order to do "anything that helps these grieving families have some love and support." She has really rallied her community to the cause, inviting friends, family, neighbors, churches, and youth groups to participate in the Teeny Tears project.
Together they have donated 700 diapers so far to 6 hospitals, including two recent donations to Christus Spohn in Corpus Christi, Texas (120 diapers) and Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee (164 diapers). Many more diapers are currently under construction for future deliveries. If "everything's bigger in Texas", that surely includes the hearts of these wonderful volunteers.
Siouxsie's efforts and a diapering event were recently highlighted in their local newspaper, The Anna-Melissa Tribune
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Volunteers Make Diapers for Stillborns
- Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
- Network/Show: KDRTV/NewsWatch 12 in Oregon
About 26,000 children are born stillborn in the U.S. every single year. A group of local women is making diapers for the infants' burial. "Teeny Tears" is a nationwide project that now includes Oregon. The women have already made 150 diapers.
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