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Mothers Come Together To Donate An Essential For Slain Police Officer's Baby

OCTOBER 17, 2016  —  By Sarah Jewel  
Sarah Jewel

Sarah Jewel

Animal and pizza lover with an Internet addiction. Nerd to the max. Currently residing in the land of beautiful winters.

Recently, two Palm Springs police officers were killed in the line of duty. Compounding this tragedy, we learned that the rookie cop who passed away, Lesley Zerebny, was a young mother whose baby was just four months when the officer's life was taken.

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When a woman named Ashley (a mother herself) realized that Zerebny's baby, Cora, would need breast milk, she led a social media effort to gather donations.

The donations will be tested and screened before they're given to Zerebny's daughter, but there are more than enough units to facilitate the transition from breast milk to formula, which should be done gradually over a few weeks.

Cora will sadly grow up without her mother, but it looks like she'll have a whole community of support lifting her up. These thoughtful donations that could only come from moms show what happens when people come together in the spirit of giving.

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If you'd like to donate to Lesley Zerebny's memory and support her family in this difficult time, a memorial fund has been created on GoFundMe.

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