On November 14, a dedication ceremony was held at Hudson Hospital in memory of infant Nicholas Haase. A cuddle cot was donated to the hospital by Aaron and Melissa Haase and family of Stillwater, Minn. The family raised funds through a local nonprofit organization, Halos of St. Croix Valley, whose mission is to provide ongoing support, encouragement, and assistance to families who are grieving the loss of a child.
The family’s donation of a cuddle cot will help provide comfort to others experiencing the loss of an infant. A cuddle cot is a bassinet that uses a medical cooling system that delays changes to a stillborn child. The cooling unit is hidden inside the sheets of the bassinet, allowing a serene setting for parents. This unit is a gift of time to grieving parents.
Present for the dedication includes (sitting front from left): Marti Rasmussen; Kelli Espiritu, Halos of St. Croix Valley; (standing) Mother Melissa Hasse; Nicole Neisinger, manager, Hudson Hospital Inpatient Care & Birth Center; and Erica Hanson, RN, Hudson Hospital Birth Center; (back from left): Kari Rambo, president, Hudson Hospital Foundation; Shannon Uphus, RN, Hudson Hospital Birth Center; and Dad Aaron Haase with older sister Audrey and (brother Jackson, 6, not present).