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'Dear Zion, my little miracle, I want you to know that you didn't have to be big or tall for us to feel you. You didn't have to stand on a lectern or write a book to capture our attention, you only did it in the ten days you lived. '
Thus begins the video that Josh and Robyn Blick recorded throughout the ten days that her baby lived, afflicted with Edwards syndrome. This is his moving and endearing story.
The Blick couple already had four children when Robyn became pregnant, during pregnancy, the doctors discovered that the baby suffered from a rare disease, it was the Edwards syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality also known as trisomy 18. Associated with this disease there are more than a hundred defects: facial, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal ... The mortality rate is so high that there is not even an effective treatment for it .
Doctors were not confident that Zion would survive the pregnancy, but she did so against all odds and was born on January 11, 2014. She weighed close to 2 kilograms and was in very delicate condition. The parents experienced a moment of great happiness when they were able to take him home, along with his brothers. They knew that their life span would be short and that they would have to face the hardest thing a father has to live: the death of a son. However, they decided to celebrate every hour, every minute, and every second of Zion's life together, as a family.
Thousands of kisses for Zion, a birthday cake, his little ink mark on the arm of his brothers ... Marriage Blick celebrated every little detail of Zion's short life. On the ninth day of life, Zion began to have respiratory problems, the next day, January 21, he died. "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I want you to know that I am very proud of you." her mother tells Zion.
The strength, commitment, hope, courage, love, faith and dedication of these parents has traveled the social networks where this video has moved hundreds of people. It is difficult to see a story like this from a distance, especially when you are a father or mother. The emotion and grief go straight to your heart. No parent should face the loss of a childBut seeing the value and strength of the Blick marriage is truly admirable.
Whether it is because of a blind faith in God, or because of a way of facing life, or because of a personal strength ... the story of the parents of little Zion, is worth telling and remembering.
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