Stephanie Allen, husband Richard Coburn, and children visit the grave of their Angel, Robert William Graves Coburn, who was stillborn on Dec. 2, 2013. Joined by other family members and friends, the family participates in the annual March of Dimes walk.
By Debbie Hall

When Stephanie Allen and her family participate in the March of Dimes’ March for Babies Walk in May, they will do so to raise funds, increase awareness and help others by sharing their story.  Their group is called Team Robert. It was created to honor their angel.


“On December 2, 2013 I lost my son Robert. He was stillborn and there was no way of predicting it or knowing why. I walk in honor and memory of him and the many other babies who gained their wings too early,” Allen said in a recent speech.

She explained that her family’s story began like many.

After learning she was pregnant with a second child, “we were so happy to be giving our oldest and only daughter a sibling. Danielle was nine months old when we found out we were pregnant again. Before long, we found out we were having a boy. As the weeks and months went by, we went to every scheduled” medical appointment, “took…

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