Ashlie’s Embrace donates CuddleCots to every state in the US

Stillbirth and infant loss are not easy to talk about, but for many parents and families, it’s their reality. Each year, more than 24,000 babies are stillborn in the United States alone.

Erin and Anthony Maroon’s first child, Ashlie, became one of those babies when she was stillborn at full term in October 2015. They could not keep her at room temperature because of the natural changes that occur after death, but the freezing temperatures of the hospital’s cold room were changing her small features too quickly. After less than an hour with her and still, in shock over their loss, Erin and Anthony said goodbye to their baby girl forever.

They founded Ashlie’s Embrace to provide CuddleCots™ to U.S. hospitals so parents have more time to hold their baby and say goodbye.

To date, Ashlie’s Embrace have donated over 190 CuddleCots to hospitals and medical centers in every state in the US.

Erin says, “Ashlie’s story has already reached thousands of people, and we’ll use that support to propel our mission forward. Using our incredible network, my husband and I will raise money for these cooling devices in Northeast Ohio, the Midwest and beyond. Our list of supporters spans many states and includes bereavement support groups, hospital administrators, parents who’ve lived through child loss, philanthropic groups, friends, family and more.”

Learn more about Ashlie’s Embrace

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