Woman uses wedding dress to provide funeral outfits for premature babies

Michele Mahony knew she could make a difference when she read how wedding dresses were being repurposed for burial outfits for children.

MARIETTA, GA (WCMH)– When Michele Mahony read she could repurpose her wedding gown into bereavement clothing for infants, she knew she could make a difference.

According to WSB-TV, the Georgia nurse’s wedding dress made about 20 outfits, including dresses for girls and vests for boys, in for babies of different sizes and weights.

“I knew I wanted to use my dress for this purpose, but I didn’t have the ability to make the infant gowns,” Mahony, assistant nurse manager for the WellStar Douglas Hospital emergency department told WSB-TV.

Mahony, who has experienced two perinatal losses of her own, said could identify with families with such a loss, according to Wellstar Health System.

“They have such a small amount of time to spend with their babies,” Mahony said. “I couldn’t think of any better way to use my wedding dress.”

Mahony teamed with nurse Blanche Albin, who is a seamstress, to make the outfits for the families. Both were recognized by Wellstar and were awarded a Shining Team Award for Compassion.

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s