Brittani Boren Leach is a 29-year-old YouTube star who tragically lost her young son recently.
This mom bravely shared her heartbreaking journey on social media, and now her late son has saved 2 lives.
It was on Christmas evening that Brittani’s young son Crew was put down for a nap and then stopped breathing.
“While at a relative’s house last night, Crew laid down for a nap and when I went to check on him, he was not breathing,” Brittani shared.
“We are living a nightmare, and I’m dying inside. Please pray for my baby. This can’t be real.”
Instagram; Brittani posted the above photo of her holding Crew’s small hand
The following day, Brittani posted, “Right now Crew is “stable” and the ventilator is breathing for him.”
“They are working on stabilizing his body and tomorrow he will have an MRI to determine his brain function and that will determine the next step. I can’t explain to you what this feels like.”
“This kind of thing only happens to “other” people. Not me. I just want to crawl in bed with my baby and nurse him.”
Instagram; Brittani is pictured above with Crew in the hospital
“We have some hard decisions to make over the next 12 hours, that no parent should ever have to make,” Brittani shared in an update on Crew’s condition.
“I have found clarity in the decisions that we have to make. And right now we are making hand and footprint imprints, a family handprint tree and a fingerprint charm.”
“I rode on the bed with him to the O.R, with Jeff walking beside me as the surgical team pushed us through the halls.”
“People lined the halls to pay their respects to our little hero and then we said the hardest goodbye of our lives. I’m not very good with words right now, because my heart hurts and I’m angry.”
Instagram; Brittani posted the above photo of Crew and his llama, that she now sleeps with every night
Brittani and her husband Jeff chose to give the gift of life before their son Crew was laid to rest last week.
“We got the bittersweet call a few days ago, that his liver saved the life of a 1-year-old boy, and his heart saved the life of a 7-month-old boy,” Brittani shared on Instagram.
“He would be 4 months old today, and every fiber of my being misses him every single second of the day.”
“But I have peace knowing that he was THE miracle that another family prayed for, and we pray that we are able to meet these precious boys one day.”
“In three short months he has touched and changed more lives than most in their lifetime and despite the pain, I’m so proud God chose me to be his Mother.”
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