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Angel Babies CDA helps families dealing with loss during

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Losing an unborn child is a fear many expecting parents have and the heartache, pain and uncertainty takes a toll if it happens.

“We want to make sure we're providing that need for these families,” Caryn Shepler, an administrator with Angel Babies CDA said.

Like angels themselves, the group Angel Babies CDA is here to help comfort through closure.

They help knit gowns, hats, and even little keepsakes for families to keep after a miscarriage.

A similar group started the same project in Spokane, but Shepler and others soon realized there was the same need in north Idaho for anyone dealing with the same loss.

“Once you've fallen in love with a baby, it's a baby forever,” Shepler said.

The group uses old wedding dresses to create the gowns for the baby’s final resting place.

"It's just been amazing, we've already got two or three dresses donated today and that makes 14 dresses that we've taken in since the 24th of April,” Shepler said.

Once the group can get more gowns ready, all five north Idaho county hospitals will have them and keepsakes to give to the families.

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