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From empty arms to new purpose


The death of her firstborn child, Dominick, from sudden infant death syndrome left Becky Bruns with empty arms and a heart full of grief.

 “All of a sudden I went from being a parent to being a parent of a baby who was no longer here,” Bruns said. “I needed something to do.”

Working with local hospitals and health organizations to educate the public about SIDS gave the young Danube mother a new purpose.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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