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Families donate Cuddle Cot to Monroe Clinic
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Members of the Long and Harwick families with the Cuddle Cot they raised money to purchase for Monroe Clinic. Back row, from left: Monroe Clinic nurses Erica Blair, Dana Kundert and Kim Granger. Seated: Tia Long, holding Ariella Long, and Jackie Harwick holding Emma Harwick. Front row: Trevor Long, Eli Long, Conor Harwick, Garrik Harwick and Grayson Harwick. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - A pair of local families worked together to donate a Cuddle Cot to Monroe Clinic after losing their own newborn children to childbirth complications. Trevor and Tia Long of Brodhead worked together with Jackie and Garrik Harwick of Janesville to raise money to donate a Cuddle Cot to Monroe Clinic. A Cuddle Cot is a device that cools the body of a deceased infant, slowing decomposition and giving grieving parents more time with their child.