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Jacqui Saldana’s New Baby Joy After Her Devastating Loss

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by 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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