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Par ent sJenni eandGr aceshowedaf i l mi nwhi cht heyt al kedabout t hei rexper i enceoft hedeat hoft hei rbabydaught er ,Ava,dur i ng pr egnancy .Af t ert hef i l m,t hecoupl et ookquest i onsont hei r exper i enceofber eavement ,asasamesexcoupl e.“ We’ r enot speci al ’ sai dGr ace,“ We’ r ej ustaf ami l ygr i evi ngf orachi l d. ” Theaf t er noonsessi oni ncl udedapaneldi scussi onchai r edbySi rAl Aynsl eyGr een,t hef i r stChi l dr en’ sCommi ssi onerf orEngl and,on ber eavementpr act i cesandr i t ual sf r om di f f er entf ai t hper spect i ves. Si rAlwasj oi nedont hepanelbyf ai t hl eader sf r om t heBuddhi st , Chr i st i an,I sl ami candJewi sht r adi t i ons. MohammedOmerf r om t heGar densofPeaceMusl i m Cemet er y sai d: “ Wehavesomuchi ncommon.Ber eavementandgr i efdoesnot knowanyr el i gi on.Wear ehumanbei ngsf i r standf or emost . ” Adel egat esai doft heconf er ence:“ Todayhasgi venmeagr eat er awar enessofhowcul t ur albel i ef scansuppor torhi ndergr i ef ,and howdi f f er entpeopl er espondt ober eavement . ” Chi l dBer eavementUKsuppor t sf ami l i esandeducat es pr of essi onal swhenababyorchi l doranyagei sdi esori sdyi ng,or whenachi l di sf aci ngber eavement .Ever yyear ,t hechar i t yt r ai ns mor et han10, 000pr of essi onal shel pi ngt hem t obet t erunder st and andmeett heneedsofgr i evi ngf ami l i es.

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