Chris Picco and his wife Ashley were about to become happy new parents when his wife had an emergency c-section on November 8th. Ashley passed away in her sleep the next day, presumably from complications.
Chris remembered that his son, Lennon, would move in the womb to the sounds of the acoustic guitar when doctors became concerned about Lennon’s lack of movement and brain activity, so he asked if he could play him a song.
The video will absolutely break your heart.
The viral video is generating an amazing amount of donations to the family fundraiser, which you can donate to here.
Chris responded to the flood of support by posting this on Facebook:
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.
So far more than half a million people have watched the video. I’d call that love.