Our son Bodie Joseph Toohey was born on December 19th, 2022. He was our first child and to say we were excited is an understatement. After 2.5 months with our little guy, we dropped him off to his second day of daycare. March 2nd seemed like just another day, but suddenly turned into "the" day that will forever be a pivotal point in our lives. That afternoon we received word that Bodie was placed in a swing and was found unresponsive. Bodie passed away two days later on March 4th, 2023. The days since have been a battle. We have learned not only does the loss of your child change you, but it will touch every single part of your life. We are continuing to work through life not being okay.
As we have moved through these past few months, the one thing that has come up for both my husband and I is the need for our son's name to live on. We know he would have made a positive impact on this world and we feel strongly that we can continue that work for him. In April of 2023, we started Bodie's Buddies. This is a community that honors all babies through all things beautiful using bracelets that support our cause. Our mission is to use these bracelets as symbols that represent all babies who are no longer with us,
but still deserve to be honored when beautiful things come into our lives.
Please join us and become a buddy on any of our social media platforms: