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Fiona lost her phone, and along with it, photos of her stillborn son. Can you help?

A mother has made a public appeal for the return of her mobile phone, which holds priceless photos of her stillborn baby.

Fiona Dillon from Adelaide left her iPhone 6 at her local supermarket on Tuesday night. When she went back to retrieve it moments later, it was gone.

She’s desperate to have it returned — because the phone contains images she took of her stillborn son, Owen, and his funeral.

She lost her little boy five months ago.

Fiona Dillon with her daughter Olive. (Image: Facebook.)

“I don’t care about the phone itself because I just want the photos back. I can’t replace the photos I have of Owen,” Ms Dillon told Daily Mail Australia.

“I spent three days with him after he died so the time I spent with him was all captured on my phone. It just has so much personal and sentimental value to me.”

Ms Dillon has taken to Facebook to plead for the return of her phone in a touching post and photo of her stillborn baby.

“Please like and share – Help me get my phone back and recover precious, irreplaceable memories of Owen,” she wrote on Facebook.

“Hi everyone, as you may know, my iPhone 6 was stolen from Woolworths Seaford Meadows at approximately 6pm on Tuesday 19 May 2015. I put it down at the self-serve checkout and accidentally left it behind. When I realised after a few minutes what I had done, it had been taken.

“My hope is that whoever has my phone can find it in their heart to give me back something that I can never replace.
Thank you.”

At the time of publishing, the post had been shared nearly 70,000 times.

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Ms Dillon is also the mother of one-year-old daughter, Olive.

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