Jacqui Saldana’s New Baby Joy After Her Devastating Loss

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
05/03/16

Photographed by Maria del Rio

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, it’s one that Jacqui Saldana has lived through, and is somehow thriving after. Two years ago this week, the Pasadena resident and Baby Boy Bakery blogger lost her beautiful 3-year-old son Ryan in a tragic accident. In the blink of an eye, her world was turned upside down. Here, she shares her story of moving forward despite loss and being reborn as a mother, thanks to the arrival of her darling 4-month-old daughter, Mila. Jacqui’s commitment to “live wild, live loud” just like she knows her son would want her to is one of the most inspiring stories we’ve ever had the privilege of hearing. Read it for yourself, below.

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Chance

I first came across her family on instagram right before her son passed away. My daughter has long red hair and it was so difficult not to find correlations between the two of them. My heart still breaks for their family and I teared up just reading about how they have been coping with their loss. I’m so happy to hear they’ve had another child and are doing well.

Rachel Ward

Beautiful mama, beautiful kids, beautiful perspective. I love their apartment, too. All the blessings their way with the new baby, she is obviously already bringing so much joy and it’s well deserved <3

Melissa McNear

I love her and her blog! Such a sweet person! Also a wonderful Mom to Ryan and Mila.

Penny Elliot

Dear Jacqui I have just seen a clip from the Ellen show. So sorry for your loss, how inspiring you are to many people. God has blessed you and your family on the arrival of your newest member. Ryan is so very proud and is looking down on you and his baby sister. God bless and look forward to being inspired more by you!! Take care, Penny Elliott

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