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Lahna’s memory will help cot death parents
4:28pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
THE memory of a Hampshire baby is helping to support parents who have suffered the devastating loss of a child from cot death.
The Lahna Fund handed over four specialist baby monitors to Southampton’s health visitors that will help to reassure parents who have had another child following the sudden death of a baby.
The devices monitor babies’ movements as they breathe when they are asleep, providing vital comfort to parents who are nervous about leaving their child while they sleep.
The donation, which totals more than £1,800, was made possible thanks to the generosity of fundraisers supporting the Lahna Fund, a charity that was set up in 2009 in memory of little Lahna Beatty, pictured.
The youngster died aged just five months after contracting two viruses but her parents, Lance and Natasha Beatty have made it their mission to bring something positive out of their heartbreak by helping provide vital equipment for newborns in Hampshire.
The monitors will be handed out by the health visiting service in Southampton which provides a Care of Next Infant programme to local parents.
The scheme supports parents who have suffered a sudden and unexpected death of a baby and the use of these monitors are part of that process.
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