KIMT News 3 – Lynne Port is a volunteer photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep where she photographs stillborn babies.
She has donated a Cuddle Cot to Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Albert Lea to help families with stillborns have more time with their loved one.
It’s a medical cooling system that goes in a bassinet and the purpose of a Cuddle Cot is to postpone changes in a stillborn child.
“It’s a lot to take in for parents,” said Port. “The time they have to understand what’s going on is pretty short. So it’s nice to be able to give them a little bit more time, and the cuddle cot offers that. It allows the baby to stay with mom and dad and let them just process what is happening.”
It costs a little more than $2,500 and Port is hoping to donate at least one more cuddle cot to Mayo Clinic. If you’re interested in donating money, you can on her GoFundMe page.