Baby’s premature death impacts many
A memorial service was held Friday, April 3, for Annaliz Angel Loza, who died inside her mother’s womb at 5 months gestation. The baby’s 17-year-old parents, Jennifer and John, were courageous in choosing life for their baby in spite of the fact that Jennifer has lupus and several people insisted that she should abort the baby.
Jennifer delivered Annaliz naturally on March 28 after a day and a half of labor. Family members all had the opportunity to hold the baby and to say goodbye. Ruth Loza, the baby’s grandmother, expressed her amazement at Annaliz’s beautiful and perfectly formed body, which is about the size of her father’s hand.
LifeSavers Ministries provided financial assistance with funeral expenses, along with help from Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary. The baby was buried in the Lullaby section of the cemetery.
Terri Palmquist, leader of LifeSavers Ministries, commented "it is apparent that even though the baby’s life was short, she impacted a lot of people."