A very good friend of mine lost her beautiful 6 month old son the other night to complications after surgery to correct a congenital heart defect. He was born with a gene mutation causing clotting, and ultimately, it was clotting that lost the fight.
This little one was loved so so much by so many, and was wanted so badly by his parents. He will be missed by more people than I can even comprehend.
I don't believe in deities or religions or anything and I am not spiritual, but I was calling on everything there and everyone I knew, and some I didn't know, that this little guy would win. I would give anything to bring him back to this world, and I truly hope that they know that HE knew how much he was loved, and how truly happy he made them and all of us who knew him and know them. I wish them comfort and strength to get through this loss and to come out stronger than before.
This little boy is one in 100 babies born with a heart defect. Did you know that there were so many born with heart defects? That's a pretty staggering number. Did you know that only one penny of every dollar donated to the American Heart Association goes to the research of Congenital Heart Defects? I had no idea. It breaks my heart that children can come into this world with such issues, and that so many cannot win. No child deserves that fate.