It’s the little things that tear at Ronda Wincer’s heart.
“It is hard to believe she was once here and now she is gone,” said Wincer.
It’s things like photos and memories of her 2-month-old granddaughter Madalynn, even now, 11 years after her father violently shook her to death.
“You’re helpless and there is nothing you can do when you see a lifeless body laying there,” said Wincer. “It’s very difficult, but I’m a grandma on a mission, I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”
Wincer is now stitching her life back together and on mission to make a difference after new research showed hospital admissions are at an all time high for infant abuse in Oregon. The Journal Pediatrics reports the rate of shaken baby syndrome is up nearly 70 percent nationwide.
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