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Published on Oct 28, 2012


Garden of Innocence Provides Proper Burial for 23 Abandoned BabiesBy KSEE News

October 27, 2012

A memorial service was held for 23 abandoned children...

They all died without family or even a name...

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Today the non-profit group, Garden of Innocence helped give them a proper burial in Fresno County.

It's a final farewell...

A memorial service for 23 children...

All forgotten until now...

"Every time a child came into your hands, you realized there was a person, a soul."

They're all children of Fresno County...

They lived short lives.

Without a name, without a home, and ended up in the morgue.

"They're found in trash cans and gutters, some are left in hospitals... Parents never return."

Dr. Netria Carroll is with the Garden of Innocence...

A group that helps create burial sites like this one for abandoned children.

"We know they deserve a dignified burial and we do all that we can to make sure that happens."

In Fresno County, the bodies would have been cremated and buried in a mass grave...

County supervisor Henry Perea says that won't happen anymore.

"From now on when a child passes and there is no family, this is where that child will rest and get a proper burial."

These 23 children all have names now, coupled with poems.

The names printed on tiny boxes that hold their remains

"I was glad to be a part of this, just to send these little angels off."

"These babies should not be forgotten."

Although they lived short lives, they will be remembered here in the Garden of Innocence.

The Garden of Innocence organizes burials all over the country.

If you'd like to make a donation just visit gardenofinnocence.org.


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