Allison Auth always thought that when she gave birth to her first child, it would be a glorious experience. “I thought the baby came and you just figured it out and fell in love with the baby,” she said.
Cristian Ortiz and his wife Crystal Rivera-Velez lost their baby daughter Valentina on Dec. 8, 2021. Rivera-Velez’s pregnancy seemed normal — right up until birth. In a heartbreaking twist for the couple, their baby was stillborn.
Youngsters living on a Bay Ridge cul-de-sac have created a jewelry-making business and are selling hand-crafted bracelets to raise money for charity. They recently donated $146 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.