Providing comfort and support to terminally ill babies and toddlers is a difficult task and for those little patients without parents to care for them it can be an even more lonely time.
A couple from Wisconsin have taken on this role, caring for terminally ill babies and toddlers in their own home.
Former nurse and mother-of-eight, Cori Salchert and her husband Mark have opened up their house to care for the little bubs, whose parents have often given up guardianship.
Cori had the idea during her years as a nurse and perinatal bereavement specialist.
“There was no judgement on my part that the parents should just be able to deal with the circumstances, but I thought, ‘Wow, I would really like to take those kiddos and care for them’”, she told the Sheboygan Press.
Technically foster parents to the young ones in their care, and Cori said she’d had to overcome the fear of operating complex medical machinery some of the bubs rely on.
“It’s okay to be afraid, but never let fear cripple your life,” she said.
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