Community rallies around woman whose baby was brutally taken from womb

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- A community in Colorado is coming together to support a woman whose 7-month-old baby was cut out of her womb.

KDVR reports that an effort called the White Heart Project has encouraged community members to decorate a white heart for Michelle Wilkins, 26, who lost her baby during a brutal stabbing attack last week.

Wilkins was stabbed by a stranger after she responded to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes.

The hearts are reportedly to be featured in an art gallery at Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery in Boulder, Colorado.

“We’re opening the gallery to the public, to bring everyone together,” Morgan Fox, a gallery employee, told KDVR.

Sarah Mahle, another gallery employee, told KDVR, “I just want to send her and her baby so much love, because I don’t know how anybody could move forward and have hope."

KDVR reports strangers are traveling to the gallery to offer their support.

“I just want her to know we are all sad for her, and think about what she’s going through, what she has gone through,” said Joanie Kindblade, who along with her husband drove to the gallery to take part in the project.

Wilkins continues to recover at Longmont United Hospital in Colorado.

KDVR reports the hearts will be taken to the hospital and to Wilkins once her family says it's OK.

"The hope is she sees that (the hearts) and feels support and not a reminder of loss and tragedy,” said Alisha Bunker of Longmont, Colo., who according to KDVR will deliver the hearts.

 

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