A Warning About SIDS From a Mother Who Lost Her Child
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) was determined to be the cause of death, and for Johnson life as a bereaved parent has been paralyzing. As Mayson’s first birthday approached, Johnson decided to take back control and do everything in her power to keep Mayson’s memory alive. With help from Megan Nutter of Lil’ Lemon Photography, Johnson had a first birthday photo shoot for her angel baby. Following the photo shoot she was inspired to share her experience in an effort to help educate others about infant and pregnancy loss.
Today, Johnson is on a mission to encourage people to really be there for those suffering a loss. “Come to the celebrations of life, call and check on them, show them they are loved and have reason to live, and be happy again. You may see us as strong doing what you "could never do," but we didn’t have a choice. Remind us we are strong, but remember we are also fragile and need a shoulder, an ear, or some words of encouragement. We will never forget our pain and all we ask is that you don’t forget us,” Johnson states.
In her own words, Johnson shares her story here in hopes to help other grieving families never feel alone.