A MUM who lost her two Baby
daughters was today left heartbroken after thugs stole toys meant for charity from their graves.
Candice Miller, 30 from Kirkdale, places toys at her two daughtersí graves on their birthdays and at Christmas in their memory, before giving them to childrenís charities.
But this year yobs tore up the cards and stole the dolls and prams.
Candice told the ECHO: "Itís absolutely heart-breaking, and devastating for me and my family.
"To think that someone could steal from a Baby
ís grave is just shocking.
"Itís hard enough for me to cope having lost two little girls, but itís comforting to know people have something I canít have, and to give them toys or presents.
"So itís a double blow because Iím now grieving as I was before. Iím back to square one."
Candice had daughters Maggie-Mae and Laura in February and October 2008. Both did not live for more than 15 minutes after birth.
In the five years since, Candice and her partner James, 27, have laid dolls, prams and cards at the Ford cemetery in Bootle before handing the gifts to charity.
The toys go to Ronald McDonald House and Claire House Children's Hospice. Candice said each birthday or Christmas they spend around £100.
But this Christmas thieves stole the toys and tore up the handmade cards in memory of her little girls.
She added: "They must have known what they were doing, because they saw what these gifts were for and knew they were stealing from the grave of two babies.
"It makes it even more shocking that someone could bring themselves to do such a thing. Itís absolutely appalling."
Candice added that James now feels like he has to guard the cemetery, in case the thieves come back again.
The couple are hoping to try for a Baby
again next year, after battling back from the loss of their daughters at birth.
She said: "Itís tough emotionally, putting yourself in the frame of mind where you want to get pregnant again.
"But we both want to have a Baby
more than anything else in the world, which is why it usually gives me so much pleasure donating these prams and dolls to other children." Source
I hope these scum get caught and get named and shamed