Baby loss network ‘honoured’ by bereaved parents award

Baby loss network ‘honoured’ by bereaved parents award Vicky Wall Photo: All-Ireland Rally for Life Youtube

An Irish support group has received a Butterfly Award for excelling in providing support to parents who experience tragic baby loss.

Vicky Wall of ‘Every Life Counts’ won the ‘Thank You Award’ for 2019, given in recognition of the support she provides to families when a baby is diagnosed with life-limiting conditions.

Ms Wall said she was honoured and thrilled to accept the award, and hoped it would help let parents know that support was available to them so they could have the gift of time when a baby’s life is heart-breakingly short.

She said her own experience losing her baby daughter Líadán made her aware that experiencing a diagnosis of a life-limiting condition could be a “terrifying and lonely place” and that so much needed to change.