Grieving mother makes plea to help preserve memories of late baby

Grieving mother makes plea to help preserve memories of late baby
A heartbroken mother has made an appeal to netizens to photoshop pictures or send in drawings of her 10-day-old daughter, who died in hospital after being born premturely in July.

A heartbroken mother has appealed to netizens for help in preserving memories of her late daughter who died in hospital earlier in July.

Elizabeth Ting shared her heartbreaking 'love story', written on paper placards which she flashed in front of the screen, in a video uploaded on Facebook on Sept 10.

She chose the day as it was her 38th birthday and what should have been one of the happiest birthdays in her life, with the addition of her daughter to the family.

The little girl was named Cassandra and was born prematurely on July 4, due to a condition known as the Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes.

Despite this, Cassandra was progressing well in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and had displayed positive vital signs.

Elizabeth and her husband were looking forward to bringing Cassandra home, but their happiness was short-lived.

Their daughter's heart stopped beating on July 14 and all attempts by the medical team to save her failed.

"And just like that, our precious little girl was GONE FOREVER," wrote Elizabeth, who only got to hold her daughter for a few minutes after her death.

Elizabeth added, "That was the first and last time [she got to hold Cassandra]."

During Cassandra's stay in the NICU, her parents were not allowed to hold her or take any photos of her.

The only things the couple are left with of Cassandra are 10 days' worth of memories and two 'badly-captured' photos which Elizabeth had taken secretly.

Hence, Elizabeth appealed for help with two things:

1. To Photoshop the two pictures of Cassandra so that they will look good for framing.

2. For drawings, sketches or caricatures of the couple with Cassandra.

"As a grieving mother, I shamelessly ask if there is somebody, anybody... who can help grant me the two wishes," wrote Elizabeth.

"If you are watching this and you can't help, please help to share this video."

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