Welwyn Garden City mum who had three premature babies releases single
PUBLISHED: 11:18 05 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:23 05 October 2013
A WELWYN Garden City mum who has endured three premature births has written and recorded a song to help other mothers get through the trauma.
Cassana Rason, 25, was inspired to write Tiny Hands after her experience of the births of Leonardo, Chase, and Sienna-Lilly.
They are now healthy, happy children aged six, five, and three respectively, but this was far from certain at the times of their births, as they were all premature.
Sienna-Lilly weighed just two pounds and three ounces when she was born at only 27 weeks, and needed emergency bowel surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Cassana, who lives with her husband Steven in Wellcroft Road, told the WHT: “We were very lucky.
“Some people aren’t so lucky, and their babies don’t make it.”
As a volunteer counsellor for the charity Bliss over the last two years, she has been helping other mothers of premature babies, her happy experiences providing comforting reassurance.
But now she has found a new way to help the charity, by rediscovering her talent and enthusiasm for music.
Before she became a mother, she was a keen singer, and also wrote songs.
She said: “When I had children, they became the priority.
“But when I thought I would try and write again, Tiny Hands came in only 20 minutes.
“I showed it to a few people, and they said ‘You have to do something with this.’”
She recorded the song with the choir of her old school, Heath Mount near Watton-at-Stone, and found a producer who, working without charge, added instrumental backing.
With the help of a film crew also donating their services, Cassana has also made a video, filmed partly at the hospital which saved the life of her youngest child.
She told the WHT: “People really respond to music.
“Because so many people worked for free, all the money raised will go to Bliss.
“But I also want to raise awareness. When you have a very premature birth it is such a shock – it is totally unexpected. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, such as infections.”
A rough version of Tiny Hands, posted on the website YouTube on February, has already had nearly 4,000 hits.
The finished version will be available to download for £1 at www.tiny handsforbliss.org.uk, from November 17, World Prematurity Day, and it can also be ordered as a single.
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