‘The Annie Effect’ honouring baby girl

A parent should never have to bury their child. Sadly, that’s what one local family had to do in October of 2022. Bekah Olsen and her friends were at Lethbridge Family Services on Thursday morning as they brought in gifts for families in need in honour and remembrance of their Baby Annie. BCN’s Micah Quinn has the story.

Bekah Olsen wiped away tears as she recounted the horrific tragedy of losing her late daughter Annie.

She departed our world after being in it for only three and a half months.

Olsen’s friends and family hosted a celebration for Annie on June 20th, which would have been her first birthday.

On Thursday morning, Olsen and her friends dropped off gifts from members of the community to Lethbridge Family Services, which will then be given to families in our city.

Olsen says her family has now dubbed their story, ‘The Annie Effect’.

Michelle Gallucci, the director of advancement and communications at Lethbridge Family Services told us if people still want to donate, there are specific gifts suitable for a one-year-old baby girl that they are looking for.

Below is a list of items you can donate:

  • Learning toys
  • Diapers
  • Healthy snacks
  • Stuffies
  • General toys

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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