This is so sad, but uplifting… Chrisitina Milian’s sister Danielle gave birth on Tuesday to a son named Richie who was born with omphalocele, which causes organs to develop outside the body. Danielle and her husband knew of their unborn child’s condition, but still wanted to give their baby a chance to see if he could beat the odds and make it.
“I was told there’s almost a 53 percent chance of mortality,” she told US Weekly before the baby was born. “I said to (Richard), ‘Could you live with this?’ Because I know can. I know I could be in a hospital every day. As a mother, I will do whatever it takes for my child…No matter how long he has in this world, I could not imagine taking his chance away.” Well after Richie passed away, she posted an Instagram photo with the caption:
“Yesterday I was blessed with the birth of my Richie Bear. Unfortunately, last night he took his place with the Lord and we said goodbye,” she captioned a photo with what appeared to her son’s handprint on her chest. “I so appreciate the prayers and support from everyone. He touched my heart and was perfect in so many ways.”
This is so sad, this is the samething that happened to Rev Run’s daughter when she was born… It breaks my heart that they knew about the diagnosis, but were still hopeful about the birth. Ugh. I don’t know that I could do that. They’re in our prayers…