After over 30 years Charlie is given a headstone, & it all started with a flower
October 16th 2020: We had many flowers left over from our event that we held the night prior so we decided to visit a local cemetery in town to lay the extra flowers at the graves of babies laid to rest.
As we walked around we came across a fenced area that we soon discovered was specifically for stillborn and infant loss.
Each baby had a headstone, that is all but 1. This baby had an acrylic name plaque well over 30 years old that had began to deteriorate over time. The only thing visible was this babies middle and last name. At this time we only knew this baby as "Baby Wiggs"
It was at this moment that I knew I wanted to help get baby Wiggs a proper resting place. I made calls to the cemetery and town hall to find out not only the families names but the babies first name which we discovered to be "Charlie"
After alot of emails, calls and research we found one of the parents on social media and we reached out for permission to fully cover all funding to have her sons marker replaced with a stone. Unfortunately the parents are no lounger residing in Connecticut but we were happy to have been given permission to move forward with our project. With that we took to the internet to raise the funds. Within 24 hours Charlies new stone and install was fully paid.
October 27, 2020: The day has finally come to go to Rogers Memorial to place the order for Charlies headstone. We are told that the process of carving the stone will take up to 6 weeks and with winter approaching the install most likely wont be done until spring time. So now all we can do is wait.
April 18, 2021: We are told from the cemetery that the headstone will be installed before memorial day 2021. We look forward to Charlie having his new resting place and plan to open donations for flowers to welcome his new stone.
June 2, 2021: Charlies resting place is currently being prepped for his stone install.
June 4, 2021: Charlies stone has finally been installed. To think this all started with a flower and it has blossomed into something amazing. We plan to raise funds and fill his new resting place with flowers and love!
The discovery of 11 babies buried in a local cemetery in a donated space from the 60's will be marked as an offical infant section