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Hello Cedar Apparel  Colorful, soft & simple handmade cloth goods. Mom made since 2014


Two weeks has felt like an eternity without him. Thank you all for the kindness, love, and support during this dark time. Our sweet boys story has captured the hearts of so many around the world, reminding people to slow down, to love harder, to show gratitude, respect, and care. His life was far too short but his light still shines so bright because of all of you. Without this community I'm not sure I'd have survived this, I thank you all for lifting us up to help spread Sloan's message and purpose.
I plan to reopen in August, it is my hope that working again and staying busy will help me in my grief process. In the mean time all of your prayers and beautiful words are keeping us afloat. #sloanslight #loveforsloan #love4sloan #silenceforsloan #letyourlightshinesvd

It's been one week since I've held him in my arms, kissed his face or tickled his toes. One week since I've heard him hum himself to sleep or blow spit bubbles at me. I ache for what was, what happened, and what will never be. And I'm not certain which is worse. #sloanslight


Tonight we celebrated our sweet Sloan's light. He brought joy and peace to everyone who knew him and knew of him. He was here on our earth for much too short a time, but his life and death has impacted hundreds of thousands of people.
Your purpose was to bring people together, to bridge divides and remind everyone how fleeting life is. You did your job my sweet baby.
Until we meet again,

Tonight we are lighting heart shaped sparklers for our sweet Sloan. If you'd like to join us from afar and light a sparkler to "draw" a heart shape in his memory and/or even snap a photo of your sparkler to share his light using #sloanslight, we would be truly grateful.

Our family would like to say thank you. Thank you for your words of support, your prayers, your thoughts, your tears. Thank you for coming together and wrapping the love of this community around us. Our sweet Sloan Valor touched the lives of so many in his short 7 months, his light and spirit was undeniably contagious. We feel as if we are drowning in grief and sorrow, but frequently check our social media because reading your dedications to us and our boy keep us afloat even if just a little bit. Please know that everything you are all doing for us is appreciated beyond belief and we are eternally grateful.

Today the Hello Cedar family suffered a devastating loss. Our sweet rainbow boy is gone. I don't even have words to explain the immense hole in our hearts right now. This morning I went into his room just after 9:40 am to check on him. He was face down and unresponsive in his crib. I yanked him upright and I screamed for Justin. He grabbed him and held him while we both screamed for what felt like an eternity. Our neighbors heard us and came in to help administer CPR while Justin called 911. I called my mother and Kailynn sobbing asking them to come. By the time paramedics arrived it had been 20 minutes since we found him. They tried for about a half hour to revive him but were unsuccessful. One of the paramedics sat down on the floor with us to tell us there was nothing they could do, he was gone. I asked to hold him and sat there with him wrapped in his name blanket for hours while people filtered in and out. Detectives had to get statements, chaplains had to explain what happens "after", paramedics didn't want to leave, most of them in tears as well. He looked like he was sleeping, but he didn't feel like him anymore. If you've ever lost a child you understand that there's an unimaginable guilt you feel...nothing can bring them back, and yet you still try and find all of the ways you could have prevented it. Sloan was the happiest, smiliest baby, he lit up everyone's lives who knew him and we were so blessed by his short life. Our world is forever changed.
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