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Op-Ed: Why You Should Say No to LR-131

Fortunately, not everyone knows the pain of child loss. Unfortunately, I know that pain. My fiancé Marcus and I held our daughter, Maesyn Conley Cahoon, for her last breaths, on her 115th day of life, but only about 10 days after her due date.

From her birth at 25 weeks gestational age, Maesyn's life was a miracle, with one exception: she had Fetal Inflammatory Response Syndrome. It was a parting gift from my unexpected and severe pregnancy complications, which became life-threatening two weeks before her passing.

We used to talk about which sport she would be able to play, now we were talking...


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