Family donates two Cuddle Cots to Baptist-Tipton

On the day her son was due, Gracie Kirk was standing with her family in the lobby of Baptist-Tipton making a donation in his memory. 

Early into her pregnancy she found out her son, whom she named Kamdyn Ryder, had numerous heart problems. She delivered him on June 27, 14 weeks earlier than his Oct. 10 due date.

The Kirk family recently donated two Cuddle Cots to Baptist-Tipton
The Kirk family recently donated two Cuddle Cots to Baptist-Tipton

The hospital had a CuddleCot, designed to keep stillborn infants cool so their family members can take their time with goodbyes. 

Gracie had 30 hours with her son before she was discharged from the hospital.

Through her pain, Kirk and her family wanted to honor Kamdyn’s memory. They have raised money to donate two CuddleCots to Baptist-Tipton, which will give other families the gift of time with their babies before saying goodbye.

Enough money has been raised that they are almost able to purchase a third CuddleCot. 

The Kirk family recently donated two Cuddle Cots to Baptist-Tipton-scaled
Gracie’s maternal-fetal medicine doctor surprised her at the event.

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