Grieving mom finds recipient for special gift
Sunday, January 9, 2005
By LUKE SHOCKMAN
BLADE STAFF WRITER
"Brenda Canada knew her baby probably would not survive but in the midst of her grief decided some good must come from her son's death. Five months before Christian was to be born, doctors told Mrs. Canada and her husband, Mike, that the child had severe kidney abnormalities and he likely would not live more than a few minutes after birth. The Wauseon-area couple began praying for a miracle but knew the odds were against them. So Mrs. Canada vowed that the death of her son, who was due to be born Christmas Day, would not prevent her from giving a special gift to someone else's baby. "We didn't want to live with any regrets," Mrs. Canada said. "We wanted to help other babies." She had heard about programs in some parts of the country that collect excess breast milk from mothers and distribute it to babies..."