Cecelia Little Lott was stillborn this July 7th at 11:24 pm. Beloved daughter of Angela and Jeremy Lott, Cecelia weighed 2 lbs 5.6 ounces and measured 13 inches in length. She had long legs, taking after her mother’s McCormick side. Cecelia had her daddy's hazel eyes and chin dimple and her mommy’s full lips and button nose. Over the course of her short life, Cecelia had quite the legacy. She is the last baby to participate in the Neural Tube Defect (NTD) study at Duke University, a study that has been going on for over 13 years and aims to discover the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to NTDs such as exencephaly, which she suffered from, so that new prevention and testing methods may be discovered. Her life also spurred the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM) to collaborate with LifeCenter in Seattle to try and establish an infant organ donation program for medical research in Bellingham, WA.
She is survived by her parents Jeremy and Angela Lott, her paternal grandparents Bob and Debra Lott and her maternal grandparents Len McCormick and Denise Major, her great-grandmother Margaret McCormick, her aunts Vanessa McCormick, Laura Lott, Cristina Schmitt, Hannah Hassinger, and Jamie Coghill, and her uncles Andrew and Christopher Lott.
Her parents would like to thank the medical staff at Bellingham OBGYN and St. Joseph’s Childbirth Center for their excellent care. Eternal gratitude is due to Drs. Kaepernick, Mallory, and Mora, Nurses Ruth, Trisha, Julie, Sarah, Heather, Abby, and so many others.
Thank yous also go out to Matt Priestman with Matt Priestman Photography for volunteering his time with a maternity shoot and helping to capture the most precious moments of Cecelia’s birth.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you purchase a book from Cecelia's Amazon Wish List. All children's book purchases will be donated to the Whatcom Library System in Cecelia's honor. Wish List is available at: http://tinyurl.com/LittleLott .