FARMINGTON, MO (KFVS) - It's a sensitive topic for most, and one that is rarely talked about.
In 2014 The Center for Disease Control reported six in every one thousand babies die in their first year of life.
Here in the Heartland – Alice Wright of Farmington is donating her time to these babies, and their families.
"They're going to get a new life, and they'll be dressed for the part," Wright said.
Wright has been sewing for about 40 years.
"There's a lot of people that have sewed a lot longer than me."
She sewed for her children, grandchildren, and now she's sewing for those who never had the chance to live.
Two years ago Wright found her calling when she met the founder of Angel Gowns at her yard sale.
Wright makes burial gowns for infants made out of used wedding dresses.
"There's so much bad out there, you need a little bit of the good in with the bad. And you can never, ever get hurt by helping people. You can't," Wright said.
She makes the gowns in her sewing room at home with inspiration in every corner.
Wright's motivation is personal as well.
It wasn't easy at first.
Wright believes the work is worth it.
And while many people would see this as the end – she says it's more than that.
The Angel Gown project started a few years ago.
Dresses like these are distributed at hospitals throughout the United States from about 700 seamstresses.
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