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Heartwarming video of the day: Grieving dad sings to newborn after wife dies during childbirth

By: Teresa Sousa
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Heartwarming video of the day: Grieving dad sings to newborn after wife dies during childbirth

By: Teresa Sousa
The anticipation and excitement expectant parents feel when the time finally arrives for their unborn child to be welcomed into this world is second to none. At least it should be. Holding a healthy, vibrant newborn baby in your arms for the first time is one of the most joyous and fulfilling moments in a new parent's life. Sadly, this scenario isn't the outcome for everyone. This video of musician Chris Picco, singing The Beatles "Blackbird" to his dying son Lennon shortly after his wife, Ashley died during childbirth is heartbreaking. [HTML1] Since the recording of this sweet moment between father and son, Chris has released this statement... "Dear friends, family, and supporters; it it with an unbelievably heavy heart that I write this. My little fighter, Lennon James Picco went to sleep in daddy's arms late last night. He was surrounded by family, friends, and the best doctors, nurses and 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. His mommy would have been so beyond joy to see him and to hold him, touch him, bathe him, sing to him - as I have had the privilege of doing. I have been so blessed and honoured to love him before he was formed, to cherish him while mommy carried him, meet him face to precious face, and hold his perfect little body while we said "goodbye for now." There are no words, but I wanted to keep you updated, as your love and support has meant more than anything in the world. All you need is love." My heart goes out to him for everything he has endured over the last few days. RIP Ashley and Lennon.
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