PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – In August 2011, a Pittsburgh woman’s life came to a crashing halt when she lost her husband and 22-month-old daughter in a car accident.

Rob Pratte talked to the wife, mother and author Jennifer Hallam about her new children’s book that was inspired by her daughter.

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“It’s based upon a practice of my daughter’s — which she did, it was hugs through the air that she did to me when she didn’t want to stop what she was doing to come give me a hug,” Hallam said.

Hallam says just because her daughter is gone, doesn’t mean she’s not still a part of her life.

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“She definitely is a huge part of my life,” she said. “And I do think about her everyday, every hour and probably every minute. She’s probably the biggest thing that motivates me and inspires me in my life and that happened the day she was born even until still now.”

Hallam also talked about how important her family was in the wake of the accident and still to this day.

She says she hopes that both children and adults will enjoy the book.

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You can get the book and check out the website at www.haileyshugs.com. Jennifer hopes to begin a foundation to help families dealing with loss.