Remembrance walk draws grieving families
Family members and friends of those who had lost a baby met at Mexia’s Blackcat Stadium Saturday for an event to remember their beloved little ones and raise money to help others in that situation. Around 80 or so participated in Mexia’s Rock and Walk for Babies, many dressed in colorful T-shirts, with the name of one of the lost babies printed on the back. Hosting the walk was The Tears Foundation, a national group that has 26 chapters, including some U.S. states and some overseas locations. Natasha Garza, of Jewett, who teaches in Mexia, was the coordinator of Saturday’s walk, and she told why she got involved in it. Her sister and brother-in-law in Florida lost their first baby, whom they named Violet. The loss was devastating for the whole family. “My niece was stillborn three years ago,” Garza said, “and spreading the word about infant loss became very near and dear to my heart. One in four women will suffer the loss of a child, and it’s not talked about enough. So we’re here to spread awareness and hope.”
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