We picked up on this story last night and thought we should share it with our readers, about a man’s tragic story of how he lost his wife and sang to his dying newborn son is tugging at heartstrings around the world and now people are coming to his aid.
On Nov. 8, baby Lennon James Picco was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks after Lennon’s mom, 30-year-old Ashely Picco, died in her sleep, according to USA TODAY.
After his wifes death, Chris got approval to bring a guitar to the hospital and sang to his ailing newborn son. The father played music several hours a day.
Baby Lennon died on Tuesday November 11.
Chris posted a message on his Facebook following his newborn son’s death:
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. 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 honored 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.
A memorial fund set up to help Chris has received more than $109,800 as of Friday greatly exceeding the $50,000 goal set for the fund.
Check out the touching video of Chris singing “Blackbird” by The Beatles.