Rachel Brougham
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My husband died in 2018. Colin (pictured) was a bicycle commuter and was on his way home from work on April 10 when he was killed instantly in an accident, just blocks from home. We were 16 days shy of our 15th wedding anniversary.I’ll spare you the details, but I knew something was wrong when Colin was late for dinner. Taco fixings sat on the dinner table, waiting to be eaten. Our 9-year-old son, Thom, played video games while asking about every five minutes, “When is Daddy going to be home? I... more
A new NICU app
For expecting parents, the months leading up to the birth of a child provide time to plan and prepare. But when all that planning and preparation is thrown off course unexpectedly, parents can be left in a world that’s difficult to navigate.Denise Zahui Gboignon knows that world well.At just 24 weeks pregnant, Gboignon went into... more
Dog, meet baby
For onlookers and people passing by, it may have been an awkward sight. But for Anna Berowski and Meghan Davitt, it was all part of their plan.In the months before their twin girls were born, the couple would walk their dog, Avery, along the sidewalks of their Minneapolis neighborhood while also pushing a stroller — an empty... more
Letters from the NICU
Feb. 8, 2009Hi Thomas. I’m your dad, Colin. Your mom, Rachel, and I are sitting with you in the NICU. You were born Feb. 5, 2009, at 7:07 p.m. Things have been hectic the last few days. You see, we weren’t expecting you for five more weeks. Unfortunately, your mom suddenly starting having some health issues that could have endangered... more