Strangers Donate Breast Milk After Mom of Newborn Dies of COVID

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Over the past 2 years, the pandemic has changed all of our lives.

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Megan Richards, mom to a 5-month-old baby boy named Myles, passed away after contracting COVID.

Megan, a mom to 6 children, contracted the virus along with her entire family, including little baby Myles.

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But, unlike the rest of her family who began to feel better after some time being ill, Megan made no recovery.

And she, unfortunately, passed away on November 15.

Her husband Michael Richards told Fox 4: “She was still breastfeeding, so trying to get her to stay in bed and rest was difficult because she just wanted to do everything. But I think it was three or four days and from her positive test, she started to get really sick.”

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The children became sick on November 9, not long before both Megan and Michael fell ill.

And although little Myles had to be hospitalized due to dehydration, he recovered, making it home safe and well.

But, between trying her best to look after her children and ensuring that her newborn was getting everything he needed, Megan’s state only got worse.

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“It was scary. I couldn’t get her to wake up and she wouldn’t answer me, and I didn’t know what to do,” Richard said, after explaining that he found her on the living room floor.

Megan passed in hospital, leaving her family distraught.

“They had the best mother ever. She did everything for them, and she lived with no regrets and she put them before anyone else,” her husband said.

But, it’s not just her children and husband left without a superhero momma bear…

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Michael’s own mom spoke to Newsweek about the pain she’s feeling right now.

Lisa Tracey, Megan’s mother-in-law said: “I mean, Megan was only 32 and it’s really just tore this family apart… leaving a huge hole that nobody knows how to fill up right now.”

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Right now, it’s extremely difficult for Megan’s family.

Especially her husband, who now has 6 children, including a 5-month-old baby, to look after, without Megan by his side.

We really hope that her family finds some peace knowing just how much everyone cares…

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Because in talking to ABC News, Michael has revealed his shock as strangers have done something extremely generous for the family.

And he couldn’t be happier about the generosity of people.

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With strangers donating their breast milk to meet the mom’s hopes.

“It was one of the things that she wanted the most for the baby, and it was important to her, so it was important to me,” Michael said of his wife’s desire to breastfeed Myles.

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“Even when she got sick and I was trying to keep her in bed, and just try to get her to rest, I talked to her about it maybe being time to stop pumping,” Michael continued.

“She’d been pumping to be able to feed him with a bottle — and she refused.”

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And in all the tragedy the coronavirus pandemic has caused…

It’s heartwarming to know that individuals can come together to support and look after one another in a time of need.

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Brittany Eppenauer, Megan’s sister, talked about the donations herself.

She said: “The first donation that we received came from a woman named Megan.”

“It’s overwhelming to know that other moms care that much, to make sure that we can fulfill my sister’s wishes,” she continued saying.

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And it’s because every mother knows how it feels to want the very best for their child, right?

Well, so far, Myles has about 400 ounces of donated breast milk according to Megan’s sister, and they need a whopping 10,000 ounces to get all the way to his 1st birthday.

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Megan and Michael weren’t vaccinated from the virus…

And he only wishes he’d pushed her sooner to get jabbed.

“I regret that I didn’t push her to get it,” husband Michael told Fox 4.

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Her family are doing everything they can to make her proud by looking after her children the way she wanted to.

Her sister set up a Go Fund Me page for her funeral expenses and is taking control of donated breast milk.

Her sister also said in a Facebook post: “I will make sure the babies always remember their momma. I will talk about you all the time. We will look at pictures together and I will try to capture your laugh. Your laugh was amazing.”

Rest in peace, Megan.

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