Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sweet Dreams Emma Grace

I have a very heavy heart tonight. Emma Grace Scott earned her wings at 11:54 this afternoon. Emma was born on August 7th, 2009 with HLHS. She spent all but a few weeks of her life at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I met Emma and her mom Christina while at CHOP with Jacob. Christina and I became close friends and shared many cups of coffee while at CHOP with our babies.

Emma has struggled her whole life and was waiting on a new heart. She had been on the transplant list for months. Recently she had been fighting infection after infection and her body could not fight any longer. She passed peacefully while in her mother's arms.

As sad as I am that Emma is no longer with us I also know that she is no longer struggling. Her heart is now whole again and I like to believe she is flying high with the other angels taken from this earth too soon. She no longer has wires and tubes and she is free from all pain.

Please pray for Emma's mom Christina and her brother and sister. Please for comfort and strength for the entire family during this difficult time.

Rest in peace baby girl. Your strength and love was inspirational. You may be gone from this earth but you will remain in our hearts forever.

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