Father Shares Beautiful Beatles Moment With Dying Infant Son
This is heartbreaking and beautiful.
In the video below, Chris Picco sings The Beatles’ “Blackbird” to his dying son, Lennon James Picco, during what turned out to be some of the last hours of the infant’s short life, according to The Ashley Picco Memorial YouCaring page.
On November 8, Lennon was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks old when Picco’s wife, Ashley, unexpectedly passed away, according to her memorial page. Lennon survived for four days before he also passed away.
“I am so thankful for the four unforgettable days I got to spend with him,” Chris Picco wrote on YouCaring.com. “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.”
Because his wife would often feel Lennon moving to music in the womb, Picco brought his guitar to the hospital to play for his son. Lennon passed away one day after the video below was taken.
“I have been so blessed and honored to love him before he was formed,” Picco wrote on the fundraising site, “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”.
Watch the touching video below to see a Chris Picco sing to his son:
To donate to the Picco family, visit their YouCaring page.