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NHL star Boone Jenner mourns son’s stillbirth: ‘A pain like no other’

NHL hockey star Boone Jenner and his wife Maggie have announced the heartbreaking loss of their son, who was stillborn on March 31.

Boone, who plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Maggie shared the news of their loss in a joint statement on Instagram. 

“We are at a loss for words. A pain like no other. Our son, Dawson Jenner was stillborn on March 31st, 2024,” they wrote. 

“While this pain is like nothing we’ve experienced before, it’s also shown us the immense love we have to give. As heartbroken as we are, we are incredibly grateful to be his parents and look forward to holding him again one day in heaven.”



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The Jenners, who were married in June 2023, first announced their pregnancy in December. Dawson was their first child.

“Lil babe coming May 2024,” they wrote.


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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in every 175 pregnancies is stillborn, with approximately 21,000 children stillborn each year. Typically, a stillbirth is defined as a pregnancy loss after 20 weeks gestation; the cause is not always known.

The Boones join several other high-profile couples who have recently spoken out about the devastation of a stillbirth or miscarriage. Earlier in April, actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega shared the loss of their daughter by stillbirth, while TLC reality show alum Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband, Derick also shared the loss of their child at four months gestation. These stories are heartbreaking, and they solidify the reality that the preborn child in the womb is undeniably human, to be cherished, treasured — and when lost, mourned.

The Jenners finished their statement with gratitude for the support they’ve received. “We are thankful and feel blessed for the outpouring of love and support from our family and friends,” they wrote. “We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy as we navigate this extremely difficult time.” 

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