AFL superstar Rory Sloane and his TV presenter, wife Belinda, have opened the tragic stillbirth of their first child, Leo.
The couple shared an emotional video on Monday hoping that their story will help reduce the stillbirths in Australia.
They have launched a campaign, Lion warrior, with Red Nose, a non-profit organization that has been involved in the eradication of cot death (SIDS) since 1977.
& # 39; After Leo was born, the first thing I did was cut the cord, which was very nice of our midwife, Chris, to ask me to experience a great moment to experience as a father, & # 39; said the star of Adelaide Crows.
& # 39; I remember that he passed Leo straight into Belinda's arms and again, probably the most emotional we have ever been, I think, at that time.
& # 39; I remember looking across the street and Belinda holding her son in her arms and he was clearly lifeless, but when I saw … the joy on Belinda & # 39; s face, also accompanied by the sadness , it was heartbreaking. & # 39;
AFL superstar Rory Sloane and his TV presenter, wife Belinda (pictured together), opened a year after the tragic stillbirth of their first child Leo
The couple told it Seven news that they still mourn the loss of their first child.
& # 39; What we have found strength in is leaning on each other, mourning together, & # 39; said Sloane.
& # 39; We sought help from a funeral adviser early, and that was definitely one of the best things we did. You just have to give yourself that time.
& # 39; By sharing our story, we hope to raise awareness about stillbirth and raise money for research to reduce the number of stillbirths in Australia, which has not changed in 20 years. & # 39;
The couple shared an emotional video hoping that their son's story could help to reduce the stillbirth in Australia
Mrs. Sloane was 34 weeks pregnant when their son was stillborn.
& # 39; In the past year we have learned so many valuable lessons from our beautiful Leo. He continues to shape the people we are today, & she said in one Instagram post on Monday.
& # 39; Our hope is that by sharing his story with the world, we can raise awareness and funds to reduce the number of stillbirths in Australia.
& # 39; Click on the link in my bio to view and donate our story. This is our little Lion Warrior, this is Leo. & # 39;
Mrs. Sloane was 34 weeks pregnant when their son Leo was stillborn. The couple announced the death of their stillborn son in August last year in a similar position
The couple announced the death of their son in an Instagram message last August.
& # 39; Last week we said goodbye to our lovely little man, & # 39; Sloane wrote on his Instagram account.
& # 39; Leo Rory Sloane was still born in the world, but perfect.
& # 39; Thank you for making us the proudest parents and filling our hearts with immeasurable love. The moments we have had with you are now wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
& # 39; The moments we had with you are now wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. & # 39;
He ended the heartbreaking post with the hashtag #lionwarrior.
Their son's birth comes after the couple married in October 2016 in Byron Bay, New South Wales
Belinda is a presenter for SA Weekender and has presented the Australian Open, Spring Racing and the Brownlow Medal.
The couple married in October 2016 in Byron Bay, New South Wales.
Sloane joined the Eastern Ranges under 18 when he was only 16 years old and joined the captain in 2008.
It was drafted by Adelaide in 2008.
Sloane fought almost constantly, made his AFL debut in round 20 against Hawthorn and played his second against Fremantle in 2010.
He signed a new contract with the Crows that same year.
Red Nose has invested more than $ 17 million in life-saving research and has reduced SIDS by 85 percent, but more than 3,000 babies, toddlers, and preschool children die suddenly and unexpectedly every year.
Belinda is a presenter for SA Weekender and has presented the Australian Open, Spring Racing and the Brownlow Medal. Sloane joined the Eastern Ranges under 18 when he was only 16 years old and joined the captain in 2008
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