VIDEO: Heartwrenching Story of Father Singing to His Dying Newborn Son After His Wife Died in Childbirth

VIDEO: Heartwrenching Story of Father Singing to His Dying Newborn Son After His Wife Died in Childbirth

Chris Picco lost his wife after an emergency c-section was performed to save their unborn son, who ended up being born at 24 weeks. Before she died, though, she asked that he sing “Blackbird” to their child, and the video of him fulfilling her last request and singing to their dying newborn son has gone viral and touched millions of people around the world.

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The day after the video was recorded, baby Lennon died in his father’s arms. Chris Pico again reached into his deep reserve of inner fortitude, which enabled him to write:

Dear friends, family, and supporters; it is with an unbelievably heavy heart that I write this. My little fighter, Lennon James Picco went to sleep in his daddy’s arms late last night. He was surrounded by family, friends, and the best doctors, nurses and hospital staff in the world. He was dressed in an outfit that Ashley bought for him, with little guitars on it, and wrapped in a blanket made by a dear friend. I am so thankful for the four unforgettable days I got to spend with him.

A YouCaring fund was set up to help offset the medical costs, and it has already raised three times the requested amount. It is heartening to see people willing to do what they can for someone who has gone through possibly the worst a person can go through.

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