Dealing with grief after a child's death

Molly and Victor Jackson frequently updated their family blog, mostly to write about their precocious daughter, Lucy, and her megawatt smile, her curly blond hair and her love of life.

They were all looking forward to summer 2008 as they prepared to move into a beautiful new home and to celebrate Lucy's upcoming second birthday.

Earlier that year, Molly had finished a run in the titular role in "Peter Pan" at Park City's Egyptian Theatre. Lucy became obsessed with all things Never Land, running around and carrying a doll of Peter everywhere.

"Lucy is such a joy," Molly wrote with a parent's sleepy satisfaction on April 29, 2008. "I can hardly keep up with her!"

Not a month later, little Lucy would be struggling on life support at Primary Children's Medical Center, her devastated parents cradling her body, praying for a miracle.

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