Mom Explains Why She Chose To Mourn The Loss Of Her Son On Facebook

Mom Explains Why She Chose To Mourn The Loss Of Her Son On Facebook
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In 2007, Sandra Homer's baby Jayce was stillborn.

She decided to post the pictures she had of him on Facebook for her family and friends to see. And even though she got some negative comments, she kept sharing. "It was the only way to share my son with the world," Homer told HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd on Monday.

After reaching out to members of her community, Homer realized that social media was not only a way for people to grieve, but to assure that their loved ones wouldn't be forgotten. "There's no way besides going to somebody's house to share who you loved that passed away," she said.

So Homer created Heavensbook, a Facebook group and website that catalogs a loved one who has passed and recognizes each "angel" on the day they passed as well as their birthday. Homer hopes that the site will ensure "not one angel will be forgotten for years to come".

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