In memory of Shane Torrence (1/28/93 - 9/11/99)
A mom on a mission raising awareness of the condition that took my only child at age 6 and a half - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia CDH takes the lives of 15,000 children every year and harms 15,000 more.
Will you care?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Pasts....

I was blessed to have had a few Halloween trick-or-treating experiences with Shane. 50% of families of babies born with CDH aren't so lucky. And Shane never got to eat a single piece of candy.  I know that doesn't sound like a big deal to most but candy.... 1 simple, childhood pleasure, something "normal".... he missed out on so much.   CDH took his life and so much more.

Many people are "trick-or-treating for CDH" this year to raise funds to help these babie. Please consider participating.


  1. I care Dawn! I care!! Don't ever think there isn't someone who still cares for your loss, and for your beautiful boy!!
    Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful pictures with us! And Shane was so blessed to have a mommy that still let him dress up, even if he couldn't have the candy!
    Just know, he gets candy in heaven now! And he LOVES it! :) He knows how lucky he was to be blessed with you for his momma!

    All my love,
    Megan@ A story unfolding

  2. This brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful. I'm so happy you had all this wonderful time with Shane. You are an amazing mom! Don't ever forget that.