When Mike and Cheryl Haggard were about to lose their son Maddux Achilles Haggard in 2005, they did something ordinary parents wouldn’t even think of.
Before taking off the life-support attached to their son with a condition called myotubular myopathy, they decided to call photographer Sandy Puc to take black and white photos of them spending their last moments with him.
That heartbreaking moment was definitely too painful for any parent to imagine. But those photographs that memorialised the existence of Maddux actually inspired Cheryl Haggard and Sandy Puc to start a non-profit organisation called “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”.
“That night was the worst night of my life. But when I look at the images, I am not reminded of my worst night. I’m reminded of the beauty and blessings he brought,” Cheryl wrote in their website.
With the help of the organisation, thousands of parents were able to immortalise their heart wrenching final moments with their lifeless babies through photos. The organisation trains and supports volunteer photographers not only across America but in 40 other countries across the globe.
See the beautiful photos of family tragedies.
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