Connected Forever to Donate CuddleCot System

Published February 21, 2017

Will Help Parents Who Suffer the Loss of a Baby at Nebraska Medicine

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, a time for parents who have lost a child to talk about their grief and help educate the community.

Connected Forever, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Southeast Nebraska, will donate a CuddleCot system to Nebraska Medicine on October 21 at 11:30 a.m.

The CuddleCot has been internationally recognized across the world as significantly helping parents who suffer the loss of a baby. The CuddleCot system cools the baby, allowing the baby to remain with the family, thereby providing the family time they want. In a warm room the baby’s condition can deteriorate quickly, therefore cooling the baby is absolutely essential.

Transferring to and from the morgue is now widely regarded as an outdated practice as it is traumatic for parents to repeatedly go through the separation process. The CuddleCot allows the family to spend every moment with their baby.

"Connected Forever is thrilled to be able to purchase a CuddleCot for Nebraska Medicine," said Connected Forever Co-Founder and President, Tracy Pella. "Dealing with the death of a baby is an incredibly difficult event for parents, and bereaved parents should be given the option of spending time with their baby."

Connected Forever supports families who have experienced premature birth or infant loss by providing resources, education and emotional support. For more information, visit Connected Forever on Facebook at facebook.com/connectedforever.org and on Twitter at @cnnctd4ever.