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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16 comments

Brook

What a great interview. I luv her. She is such an inspiration and is so beautiful inside and out.

Sharon

I love your little family!! :)

Meagan Velasco

Mama you inspire me to be an even better Mama! I loved your interview, I wish we still lived in LA so we could have baby play-dates ❤️ You are simply amazing.

Leigh-Anne

I’ve been following Jacqui’s blog since I saw her on Ellen. I also grew up in the San Diego area and attended Sonoma State (but I’m older than you so we never crossed paths). I love your blog and how you live your life with such beauty and grace after such profound loss. Blessings to you and your family! Great interview!

Jack

I really enjoyed reading this, thank you for sharing! You’re such an inspiration and your family is so beautiful, inside and out.

Jen

What a beautiful and inspiring woman. Jacqui emanates intelligence, kindness and strength. Thank you Jacqui for your willingness to be so open and for being such a great example to mothers and women in general.

Daniela

Love Jacqui and her beautiful family. I’ve been following her IG for a few years.. I want you to know though you may not know me I grieved and cried with you, I sent you lots and lots of healing prayers..I always think of Ryan when I wear my Sunshine Day Dreaming T-shirt. Now I smile with you with every picture I see of your beautiful family. You inspire me so much. Can’t wait to have a baby of my own and tale lots of pictures! God bless you Jacquie!

Amber Cruz

Love this!! Love your blog!! Yes please write a book!! :)

Kenia

What a beautiful interview! Although we may not know you personally we can tell how beautiful of a person you are. I hope God continues to bless you and your beautiful family. Your little Ryan would be so proud of you!

Teneille

Such a wonderfully written article. Jacqui is certainly an inspirational lady! I cannot imagine the pain she has experienced, but her strength certainly shines through. She just glows! xx

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