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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, March 12, 2014:
Losing a child is often described as the worst emotional pain a parent can ever experience. Only the parents who have gone through it can truly know. We all have grieved the death of a spouse, parent, brother or sister, or another close family member or friend and know how painful it was.
Everyone grieves in their own way. It can take months or years before the feelings aren't about to burst through at any second. Often the grief stricken feel like they're the only person who feels the way they do and no one would understand.
Devany LeDrew chose a unique way to grieve the loss of her two-day-old daughter Violet. She wrote about it on social media.
Ms. LeDrew is a community blogger for witf.org. Her article Why I Want You To Like That My Baby Died has been the most read post on the website for the past three weeks. It has more than 2,100 likes and has been retweeted 27 times. Devany's blog can be found at http://www.stillplayingschool.com/
Trisomy 13 awareness day is March 13th. More information can be found at http://trisomy.org/tam-2014-master-page/
Devany LeDrew will tell her story on Wednesday's Smart Talk.
Also, is dental insurance available to purchase on the Affordable Care Act marketplace insurance exchanges?
There's a lot of confusion about it and we'll get answers to your questions about dental insurance from Kurt Shook, director of healthcare reform exchanges for United Concordia.
Kurt Shook, director of healthcare reform exchanges for United Concordia
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