Ari Daniel

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Sun June 8, 2014
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Photos Of A Short Life Comfort Only Some Grieving Parents

Children's faces line the wall of Soulumination in Seattle. The non-profit is a collection of photographers who volunteer their time to document families with children who are stillborn or terminally ill.
Jeff Emtman for NPR

The death of a child is a profound loss, and how parents grieve is often deeply personal. So personal that what comforts one parent may disturb the other.

Within two days of moving into her new home in southwestern Connecticut, Floribeth Roman filled the place with photos. More than 80 photos are on display on the first floor alone.

"I have our wedding portrait; I have pictures of my boys on the opposite walls and I have pictures of Isabella and the family," Roman says.

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